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
Go to Download calibre for linux â€“ 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 setup.py 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 setup.py 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 !
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…