calibre is free and open source e-book computer software that organizes, saves and manages e-books, supporting a variety of formats.

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How to install latest calibre (any package) on Ubuntu?

If I am installing calibre with apt-get, it installs version 1.25 # sudo apt-show-versions calibre calibre:all/trusty 1.25.0+dfsg-1build1 uptodate while it's current version is 2.6. Is it possible ...
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Error after installing calibre

I installed (and then even tried re-installing) Calibre (the ebook reader), but keep getting this message in my terminal when I try to launch it: Inconsistency detected by ld.so: ...
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Reinstallation … Save Calibre Library

Is it possible for me to repair installed Ubuntu directly via DVD? if it's not, before I reinstall, is it possible for me to save my existing Calibre Library? cos there is all my e-book collections ...
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Calibre suddenly crashed

I had been using Calibre (downloaded from Ubuntu software center) on my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. After adding some books to my library and a proper shutdown, the Calibre did not start. From Terminal too it ...
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How do I get the DRM off of my Kindle books via Calibre? [closed]

Before you ask, I already tried using the de-DRM plguin (http://apprenticealf.wordpress.com/2012/09/10/drm-removal-tools-for-ebooks/), and sadly it did not solve my problem. I used it back on Windows ...
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passing port to calibre-server via env variable in upstart script

I'm trying to write an upstart script for calibre-server. I can add all the arguments I need using env variables except for --port. description "Calibre (ebook manager) content server" start on ...
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Converting Pdf in Taml language to epub using calibre

I have tried to convert a pdf in tamil language using calibre. The conversion took place but the fonts are not in tamil. Is it possible to convert pdf in Tamil language to convert to epub? or Is there ...
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I can only execute calibre as root (with sudo). What should I do to be able to execute it without root privileges?

I have installed calibre, but now I can only execute it with sudo calibre What should I do to be able to execute it without root privileges, that is, without sudo? Another problem associated ...
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Mimetype mess after calibre installation. How can I fix it?

I always get text/plain or application/octet-stream when running "mimetype" on all file types. The command "file --mime-type" seems to identify correctly the different file types. For instance, if I ...
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calibre library error No such file or directory

calibre library 1.39.0 AMD 6x 16g ram ssd 128g main drive ext4 1TB 2nd format ntfs Ubuntu 14.04 with Lubuntu gui. Everything works great import,export,web server,connecting to all devices and reading ...
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calibre - Error converting with “Enable Heuristic processing” checked

I'm facing a weird problem with calibre. If I convert a book and check the "Enable Heuristic Processing" the conversion is just stuck at 1% with status "Converting Input to HTML". The conversion works ...
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Updating calibre in 12.04 without losing the library

I have calibre 0.8.38 installed in my 12.04. For some reason convert Ebooks option is not working with all the jobs stuck at 1% with status "Converting input to HTML" (It was working fine previously). ...
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Make Calibre to ask for an application each time

I have a huge ebook library of pdf files very big ones and small ones too. I use MuPDF as default application to read PDF files but some files are best viewed in Document Viewer. I need a way so that ...
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Package other than calibre for converting an RSS feed's entries to an ebook

Is there a package in the repositories (other than Calibre) that could be used to take an RSS feed and convert the entries into an ebook for reading? Calibre seems a bit too bulky to use to simply ...
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How do I convert epub to mobi?

How do I convert epub to mobi? Can I use Calibre for this conversion?
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How to install Calibre on Ubuntu 12.04

Im trying to install Calibre e-book manager on my computer, i'm a newbie to linux and i dont know where the "installation directory" is....Here are the commands that they have in order to install ...
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install calibre 1.0 ebook library

How to install calibre 1.0 in Ubuntu 13.04 ?
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How can I export books from Ubuntu to Amazon Kindle?

I have tried the Amazon Kindle HD 7", but could not integrate it at all with my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS OS. I have tried the USB cable but it didn't show up on the screen and I have tried to connect it via ...
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How do I run a python script with Wine?

I'm using Calibre to manage my ebooks and I'm trying to install a plugin that will allow me to manage library books that I get through Adobe Digital Editions via Wine. I've got everything installed, ...
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User account needs password to eject Kindle in Calibre

My 12.10 computer has several accounts on it. My wife has a Kindle Keyboard 3G that she manages with Calibre. The problem is that every time she tries to eject the device in Calibre if asks for my ...
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Calibre server through computer name

I use Calibre to manage my ebooks. Caibre has a server option, which I can access on my Ubuntu 12.10 machine through the link: http://my_computer_name:8080 or through http://my_IP_address:8080. On ...
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How to mention a folder in a network?

I'm a returning user to Ubuntu, I've used it several years ago and now I'm getting back. I use calibre do manage my e-books collection, and I have a desktop running win7 and my notebook running ...
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calibre default installation location

I want to upgrade my calibre,an ebook management. From it's site all I need just do the following: sudo python -c "import sys; py3 = sys.version_info[0] > 2; u = __import__('urllib.request' if py3 ...
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Calibre can not send book to Kindle

I don't know why but Calibre stopped sending working with my Kindle on Ubuntu 12.04 32 bits. Till a few time ago everything was working just fine, but now whenever I connect my Kindle and try to send ...
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How to convert cbr to pdf?

I have a comic strip book in cbr (Calibre?) format. How can I convert it to pdf in my Ubuntu 12.04? I tried to install calibre hoping that it is able to do so. But it seems to be buggy and does not ...
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Calibre icon missing from system tray

After installing Calibre, I immediately changed the preferences particularly by enabling system tray icon. The program restarted, as required, but the icon didn't appear on my sys tray. So I tried ...
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Failed to create calibre library at : U/media/data/files/Biblioth/xc3\xq8que calibre

calibre, version 0.8.38 ERROR: Failed to create library: Failed to create calibre library at: u'/media/data/Files/Biblioth\xc3\xa8que calibre'. Traceback (most recent call last): File ...
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Sony e-reader opens Shotwell and displays content of /Media/Setting

When I connect my Sony PRS-T1 e-reader Ubuntu 12.04 opens the Removable Media's default photo app (Shotwell) and then displays the contents of one of the two drives: /Media/Setting. The other drive is ...
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Cannot load plugins in current version of Calibre

The filter for loading downloaded plugins in Calibre seems to be broken. The official manual for creating plugins says that plugins should bi in zip format with the appropriate init.py file. ...
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Setting custom commands for eBooks

I wanted to follow these instructions from another thread about reading eBooks: If you install calibre, and you just want to read a mobi file, then you can use the ebook-reader application that ...
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Is there a way to open DRM protected books?

Is there a way to open a DRM protected book that I have purchased in Ubuntu 11.10 64bit. I also have Calibre installed.
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Does Calibre support Full Text Indexing / Search?

Calibre has tons of plugins, but what I really miss is full text search for all my books (mainly pdf and DJVU). Is this implemented, is there a plugin available? I can only find feature requests that ...
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How do I get Calibre to fetch news?

After spending a while figuring out Calibre's news fetching feature, and spending another while slowly editing the recipes as it maxed out the cpu, I was disappointed to find that resulting the ebooks ...