Sunday, September 7, 2014

How To Install Calibre 2.2.0 E Book Reader On Ubuntu 14.10 Ubuntu 14.04

calibre is a free and open source e-book library management application developed by users of e-books for users of e-books.



Changelog For 2.2.0

  • Kindle driver: Add option to not overwrite existing page number (apnx) files on the device when sending books to the device
  • Kindle driver: Add option to allow customization of the page number (apnx) generation algorithm based on values in a custom column
  • Metadata jacket: Allow customizing the jacket template to show the tags in alphabetical order
  • View specific format window: If a conversion finishes in the background making a new format available, update the window
  • E-book viewer: Automatically hide the mouse cursor if the mouse has not been used for a few seconds. This prevents the mouse cursor from obscuring text underneath it. The cursor will reappear automatically when you move the mouse.
  • Driver for SurfPad 3.

To Install Calibre just run the following one line Command via your systems Terminal:

 sudo python -c "import sys; py3 = sys.version_info[0] > 2; u = __import__('urllib.request' if py3 else 'urllib', fromlist=1); exec(u.urlopen('http://status.calibre-ebook.com/linux_installer').read()); main()"


That's it.


4 comments:

  1. Hi Charlie, followed your instructions but each time after running the string in the Terminal window got the following message:

    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File "", line 1, in
    File "", line 1
    ^
    SyntaxError: invalid syntax

    After each attempt, Calibre didn't install neither. Any suggestions on what I'm doing wrong or is otherwise failing?

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    2. It seems that the installation script has been moved (so now the URL in the script just gives you a HTML string of a 404 page). Try switching the out the URL with the one from the script in http://calibre-ebook.com/download_linux. Like this:

      sudo python -c "import sys; py3 = sys.version_info[0] > 2; u = __import__('urllib.request' if py3 else 'urllib', fromlist=1); exec(u.urlopen('https://raw.githubusercontent.com/kovidgoyal/calibre/master/setup/linux-installer.py').read()); main()"

      Worked for me!

      Ps. Sorry about the code formatting, the code-html tag used in the article isn't allowed in comments, but copy-pasting to command line should still work fine.

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  2. I would be supportive on all your articles and blogs as a result of they are simply up to the mark.free ebooks

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