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Old 05-17-2011, 04:07 PM   #1
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Calibre in Linux mint

I am having problems with calibre in linux mint. I had the version listed in mint synaptic installed 0.6.42 and upgraded to 0.8.0 I then had two icons in my menu list. I tried to uninstall the old version and got an error "E: calibre: unable to securely remove '/usr/lib/calibre/calibre/manual/epub.py'" now my synaptic will not install any updates and fails with that same error every time.
Can anyone help me with this problem?
If I wanted to how would I completely remove calibre and start over?

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Old 05-17-2011, 04:15 PM   #2
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sudo rm -rf /usr/lib/calibre
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Old 05-17-2011, 04:17 PM   #3
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The official binary installer does not install to that location nor does it use synaptics. You will need to contact your distros support channel about issues with uninstalling their package.
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Thanks for the replies. I also posted a question in my distro forum.
Am I correct in that the sudo rm -rf command will remove the files in the listed location?

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Yes, rm -rf means delete all files in the listed directory as any subdirectories.
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Old 05-18-2011, 04:42 AM   #6
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open a terminal
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sudo -s
rm -rf /opt/calibre
rm -rf /usr/lib/calibre
apt remove --purge calibre

that should remove both versions you installed, then just install the downloaded version as the package version is very OLD.
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Old 05-18-2011, 02:16 PM   #7
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I am using Calibre in Mint Linux.
I always install from official Calibre page.
You copy and paste one line.
Quote:
sudo python -c "import urllib2; exec urllib2.urlopen('http://status.calibre-ebook.com/linux_installer').read(); main()"
You might want to uninstall Calibre you installed from Ubuntu repositories, because Calibre from official pages installs to /opt directory by default. Then it places symlinks for Calibre binaries to /usr/bin
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