Calibre doesn't launch

When I was installing Calibre I read that nothing provide I installed without this dependency. The system has installed but Calibre doesn’t work.

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/calibre", line 19, in <module>
    from calibre.gui_launch import calibre
  File "/usr/lib64/calibre/calibre/", line 22, in <module>
    from calibre.startup import winutil, winutilerror
  File "/usr/lib64/calibre/calibre/", line 151, in <module>
    from import title_case, lower as icu_lower, upper as icu_upper
  File "/usr/lib64/calibre/calibre/utils/", line 27, in <module>
    raise RuntimeError('Failed to load icu with error: %s' % err)
RuntimeError: Failed to load icu with error: no se puede abrir el fichero del objeto compartido: No existe el fichero o el directorio
/usr/lib64/calibre/calibre/ RuntimeWarning: Parent module 'calibre' not found while handling absolute import
  import shutil

:’(Any idea.

It would appear to be broken in the development repo;

Since it still wants that lib and another;

Looks like it’s also missing poppler now, until it rebuilds not sure it will work…

Either raise a bug report about it of wait…
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You need the two packages


poppler is not an issue any more.
Both got replaced in the latest round of updates. They can still be found via the package search at
But they are only available via a home repository from a user, so it is up to you if you want to take that risk or wait a couple of days.

You can always install calibre via their webpage,

Thank you guys.
I’ve already installed Calibre from their web, but I will be waiting for new updates.

I submitted a fix to the devel project to make it build again:

Thank You.:slight_smile:

AFAICS the updated package is in Tumbleweed meanwhile, so the standard version in the main TW repo should work again now.