Easiest way is to install synaptic
sudo apt-get install synaptic
Then open pcmanfm
by clicking on My Documents on the desktop.
Click the up arrow until you've navigated to /.
Enter the etc
folder, then the apt
's tool menu, select Tool --> Open Current Folder as Root. A new window will open with a bar, warning you that you are now in super-user mode. Close the old pcmanfm
window so you don't get confused.
From the new window, open the file named 'preferences' (right click and hold, select "Open with Leafpad" -- or just click it. It should open in leafpad
if you haven't changed pcmanfm
In the new leafpad
window, select File --> Save As... and save the file as 'preferences.bak'.
Go to the very end of the file. Delete the bottom three lines. The three lines should be:
Package: fbreader libzltext libzlui-gtk libzlcore
Pin: release a=hhtech
Select File --> Save As... and save the file as 'preferences'. Confirm to overwrite.
. You may get a window saying something about how synaptic
works. No worries, it's just a first-run window.
Click the Reload button. Wait for synaptic
to finish; click Close on the popup window if you need to.
Search for fbreader
. (Not FBReader.) Select 'upgrade'. Confirm any changes it wants.
Click the big Apply button.
Let it download and install the files.
. You should be good to go.
It seems to be working for me. No guarantees it will work for you.
NB: I think that Smart pinned the reader at v. 0.8.7 to allow for Chinese character display. If you need them (or other glyphs), this may not be a good idea for you. Or try it and confirm it!
I don't know for sure, after all.