I tried to install the missing things manually, see what happens when calling $ pymakr Python 2.7.12 libpng warning: iCCP: known incorrect sRGB profile Warning: translation file 'eric6_de_DE'could not be loaded. Using default. BackgroundService listening on: 36250 Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/share/pymakr/modules/Utilities/BackgroundClient.py", line 193, in <module> backgroundClient.run() File "/usr/share/pymakr/modules/Utilities/BackgroundClient.py", line 178, in run 'EXCEPTION', '?', [str(exctype), str(excval), tbinfo]) File "/usr/share/pymakr/modules/Utilities/BackgroundClient.py", line 81, in __send self.connection.sendall(header) File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/socket.py", line 228, in meth return getattr(self._sock,name)(*args) socket.error: [Errno 32] Broken pipe