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    Default Calibre will not startup

    Hello, I have installed Calibre to read my epubs, but since today it won't startup anymore, does anyone have a solution for this?


    Thanks in advance, Frank

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    Default Re: Calibre will not startup

    If you were launching it from an icon, run it from the CLI in a terminal instead so that you can see the error messages. I'll bet something is missing, a library perhaps.

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    Default Re: Calibre will not startup

    On Tue, 16 Nov 2010 17:36:02 +0530, frankjeman
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    > Hello, I have installed Calibre to read my epubs, but since today it
    > won't startup anymore, does anyone have a solution for this?


    this happened to you a while ago already, didn't it, when @kaiserhg wrote

    > as root: "zypper install python-qt4" should help.


    which seemed to have solved the problem (at that time). i assume you have
    python-qt4 still installed, and now calibre doesn't work.

    previously i used to recommend installing calibre from oS repos, since the
    download from the original site doesn't have an uninstall procedure, which
    i don't like. BUT when you posted the question first, and kaiserhg gave
    that recommendation, the solution didn't work for me.

    since then i'm using calibre from their original website
    (http://calibre-ebook.com/download_linux ), w/o problems. i've updated it
    twice, just re-running the install script, which overwrites the existing
    files. there was no need to uninstall the program yet, but i think it
    keeps an install log, which would make it possible to delete all installed
    files & links manually.

    so that's my recommendation for now: if calibre doesn't run from oS repos,
    use the original installer from their website.

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    On Tue, 16 Nov 2010 18:18:23 +0530, phanisvara <listmail@phanisvara.com>
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    > so that's my recommendation for now: if calibre doesn't run from oS
    > repos, use the original installer from their website.


    it would probably be better to debug the calibre failure in current
    openSUSE repos, but the app. seems to be sensitive to certain versions of
    qt and other libraries, which for me has led to trouble repeatedly. that's
    why i gave up on the repo version and use the outside installer--too lazy
    to debug this every couple of weeks or so.

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    Default Re: Calibre will not startup

    On Tue, 16 Nov 2010 18:36:04 +0530, ken yap
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    > If you were launching it from an icon, run it from the CLI in a terminal
    > instead so that you can see the error messages. I'll bet something is
    > missing, a library perhaps.


    the last time i tried this (some time ago), some qt progress-bar was too
    new on openSUSE; calibre expected an older library, which would have
    broken other dependencies. at that point i gave up on it.

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    Default Re: Calibre will not startup

    This seems to be a version conflict. There is another thread for the same problem: Calibre wil niet starten
    Technology is 'stuff that doesn't work yet.' -- Bran Ferren

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    Default Re: Calibre will not startup

    The same happened to me some days ago.
    I did what ken_yap says in post #2 in this thread. With that information I found a post in another forum which said that problem (I don't remember now what it was) was corrected in version 0.7.
    I found that version here. I installed it and now it works nicely.

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    On Tue, 16 Nov 2010 20:06:19 +0530, wrbbt
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    > I found that version 'here'
    > (http://download.opensuse.org/reposit...openSUSE_11.3/).
    > I installed it and now it works nicely.


    this version, which is newer than in the std. repos, used to work for me,
    until a short while ago. but i'm using KDE factory, which has newer qt
    libraries. in my present setup (oS 11.3, kernel 2.6.36-93-desktop, KDE
    4.5.3 (factory), it does not.

    it's definitely preferable to use calibre from any of the openSUSE repos;
    if none of them works, and one still wants to use calibre, installing from
    upstream is the easiest solution--not the prefered one. best would be to
    find out why it doesn't work, and complain about it (bug report). but as i
    said, i don't want to spend that time right now.

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    Default Re: Calibre will not startup

    I got to install python-cherrypy first and after clicking your link and entering my password, unfortunately there was only a 'waiting' bar...


    thanks, Frank

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    Default Re: Calibre will not startup

    ok I managed to install a working version using Calibre's own website. I used the install file using the command line. only thing I have to do now is add a menu icon, but the version is finally working!

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