Originally Posted by kovidgoyal
Basically your distro does not include podofo compiled as a shared library, so calibre is failing to compile the podofo extension. You can prevent calibre from trying to compile podofo (which will disable various PDf functionality) by seting the PODOFO_INC_DIR environment variable to /dev/null
Alright thanks for the information. At least now that I know what is the problem for certain I can try various different strategies for fixing the problem until I get it to work. So I probably won't be needing your help anymore in this thread unless a totally unrelated issue pops up after I fix this issue. Thanks again.