Calibre : a complete e-library solution : installation 11.2

calibre is available via one-click through the Build Service search portal, but the installation did not work for me.
I wanted to share an alternative way to install this excellent application that worked on two different machines running opensuse 11.2

Calibre website : calibre
Entry from Opensuse packager Thomas Schraitle : openSUSE Lizards » Reading EBooks With Calibre (wanted to leave a comment there comemnt section is closed)

Installation :

Go to Download calibre for linux – calibre
and check all Dependencies are met - install everything you are missing (I used Yast2)
Notes on some depedencies :
Install podofo, libpodofo and libpodofo devel from Build service I took Thomas Schraitle versions.
Also, install or reinstall : libpython2_6-1_0
from Build service, there is a need for this library to be “dynamic” (if not, there will be an error that will mention it afterwards)
(I took it from Index of /repositories/windows:/mingw/openSUSE_11.2 )
dnspython depedency is not met for Opensuse, the version needed is higher.
You can install the current one from : dnspython home page
(presently its : Index of /kits/1.7.1 and download dnspython-1.7.1.tar.gz
install as per README file - extract, cd to the folder, and type “python install”)

Finally, download calibre :
calibre-ebook - Project Hosting on Google Code
choose calibre-0.6.24.tar.gz (or whatever newer version is available)
and install as per INSTALL file : (extract, cd to the folder, and type “python install”)

If any errors, you can copy them and google them, or search directly through the official website section.

I highly recommend this software, it is a perfect solution for maintaining an ebook library and it has good documentation on its use too.

And hopefully a little fun time for its installation along the way !



I installed it easily by this line that I found on their site:

python -c "import urllib2; exec urllib2.urlopen('').read(); main()"

Everything works fine. I think that it may be needed to check interface for accessibility features too.



installation from their website is easy, but if & when you want to uninstall callibre, you’ll have to search thru’ the install manifest and remove several dozen files manually from various locations.

i’ve seen a discussion on the author’s blog where he refuses to provide an un-install script, saying it’s either the distro’s or the users’ job to do that…

oops…just saw that there’s a “develop install” script which installs only binaries into /usr/bin; everything else is put into ~/home and read from there. this should be less trouble to un-install eventually…

Sorry, but … when did it happen that this repository stopped calibre package distribution … ?

Index of /repositories/home:/thomas-schraitle/openSUSE_11.2

I mean, I set it as a repository, but now i see it doesn’t cointain the calibre package anymore … (x86_64 version)

Only “manual” install from now on?

TNX in advance.

Looks like there is an issue with the building of that package, you
need to contact the packager thomas{dot}schraitle{at}novell{dot}com

Cheers Malcolm °¿° (Linux Counter #276890)
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