I installed the latest version of Recoll from the ppa because it was claimed it can index epub files.

When I select "Show missing helpers" there's "python:epub" in the list. I cannot find it in the software center. I already have the python-recoll package installed.


As per a comment at launchpad.net bugs site , you can use the following workaround to get the python epub module installed:

sudo apt-get install python-pip sudo pip install epub

  • Cool! Also works for another recoll-required python package not available for 14.04 via apt-get, namely rarfile. – Silvio Levy Dec 14 '14 at 3:33

You can get the Python epub module from here: https://pypi.python.org/pypi/epub/0.5.0

More generally the hopefully up-to-date information about Recoll helpers is here: http://www.lesbonscomptes.com/recoll/features.html

This is in turn is pointed to from the manual: http://www.lesbonscomptes.com/recoll/usermanual/usermanual.html#RCL.INSTALL.EXTERNAL

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