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Old 08-03-2011, 08:21 AM   #1
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Question Running python recipes standonlone on hosted webserver

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I would like to run recipes to generate mobi ebook from news websites standalone on our hosted webserver. Our webhoster supports python scripting. When I look at the recipes they appear to be purely python based. Is it possible to run a recipe as a python script on our hosted webserver without the calibre software in the background?
Once the mobi file is generated I could easily download it to my kindle using the 3g connection.

We only have access to php, python and ruby scripting.

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Old 08-03-2011, 08:45 AM   #2
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When I look at the recipes they appear to be purely python based. Is it possible to run a recipe as a python script on our hosted webserver without the calibre software in the background?
Recipes rely on the other components of Calibre. You will need at least a minimal Calibre install to get them to run.
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You can have the recipes run on the command line using ebook-convert. You will need an xserver installed even to use the command line tools. There are a few threads with instructions on how to do this with xvfb instead of a full xorg install.
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The recipes extensively use the Calibre recipe API. The "recipe" file itself is just the tip of the iceberg. It functions to give a pointer to the source for the ebook to be created and it tweaks some parameters, but it doesn't have any of the code that does the real work. As user_none noted, you don't need the GUI parts of calibre, but you will need to be able to install the code that supports the API.
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thanks for your quick replies. So my cunning plan does not work. Too bad.

I know that I can use my computer at home as a calibre server but I would be more interested in using our webhoster. Then I would not have to leave my computer at home running when I am away.

Are you aware of any other non calibre php or python scripts that are capable of generating .mobi files from webpages? I guess I could tweak those scripts to collect the news pages I am interested in.

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Old 08-03-2011, 11:11 AM   #6
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Are you aware of any other non calibre php or python scripts that are capable of generating .mobi files from webpages? I guess I could tweak those scripts to collect the news pages I am interested in.
Many months ago, I vaguely recall someone posting here that they had set up a public online service to grab recipe-based ebooks based on user submitted recipes. I recall thinking at the time that doing that probably had copyright issues. I don't know if it's still up and running, but some searching here might find the post with the links.
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