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Old 07-12-2011, 06:23 AM   #1
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Latest version for Ubuntu 10.10?

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What is the latest version of Calibre that will run under Ubuntu 10.10 (Karmic) AMD64 ?
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Old 07-12-2011, 06:45 AM   #2
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The current version 0.8.9 runs fine. Haven't had any issue downloading and running the latest versions on 10.10.
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Old 07-12-2011, 07:43 AM   #3
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Thanks. I think i already tried installing an 0.8.9 deb package and hit some dependency issues. I'll try again tonight. Do you have any advice about installing - should i use deb or source?
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You should use the binary install following the instructions on the Calibre download page for Linux. That should automatically install all required dependencies.
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Thanks. I was put off going down that route as it seemed to be for x86 machines and I'm using AMD64. I'll give it a go tonight and report back.
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It worked ! - nice and easy, that's what we like - I'm now using 0.8.9
Many thanks for your help.
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Old 07-12-2011, 09:33 PM   #7
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FYI. Ubuntu to my knowledge has never shipped a fully working version of calibre in their repository. In at least two releases they have shipped completely broken (wouldn't even run) packages for calibre.
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FYI. Ubuntu to my knowledge has never shipped a fully working version of calibre in their repository. In at least two releases they have shipped completely broken (wouldn't even run) packages for calibre.
This is why I have always disliked the "app-store" model of software distribution that Linux uses. I'd much rather download software straight from the vendor's web site like I do on Windows. At least then I know I am getting the real deal. Bad things happen when an OS vendor wants to get into the "app-store" business, particularly when they can't restrain themselves from fiddling with, or "fixing", the software they distribute. This is just one of the many reasons I finally abandoned Linux for desktop usage after 12 years.

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The app store model works fine. It's Ubuntu not listening to us or doing any kind of Q/A that is the issue.
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Old 07-13-2011, 01:45 PM   #10
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It's a tradeoff.

As an upstream developer, I find it endlessly annoying that distributions ship broken calibre packages, and I then have to deal with the bug reports. Because of this, linux users generate a volume of bug reports quite out of proportion to their fraction of the calibre user base, despite the fact that I develop calibre on linux, so it should be the best supported platform. Fortunately, I now have an automated stock response for bug reports from linux users that tells them to first switch to using the official package

However, as a user I appreciate the fact that someone else is taking the system maintenance load off my shoulders. For packages that I consider critical in some way, I maintain my own builds, not relying on the distro builds, but for the vast majority of packages, I'm perfectly happy to let some one else do the maintenance/integration work.
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