I am afraid that I spoke to soon as I tried another periodical after downloading the nytimes which worked and the new download did not work.. below is the message I got.
Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
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C:\Documents and Settings\David Levy>feeds2lrf --verbose newsweek
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "convert_from.py", line 61, in <module>
File "convert_from.py", line 42, in main
File "C:\Program Files\calibre\library.zip\calibre\web\feeds\main.p y", line 92
, in run_recipe
File "calibre\web\feeds\recipes\__init__.pyo", line 72, in compile_recipe
File "c:\docume~1\davidl~1\locals~1\temp\calibre_0.4.83 _b9qpyi_recipes\recipe0
.py", line 4, in <module>
NameError: name 'newsweek' is not defined
C:\Documents and Settings\David Levy>