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Old 08-30-2008, 06:01 PM   #1
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Call for testers

It's been a while since my last release of calibre, and there've been a lot of
changes to its plumbing, so I need testers. Only volunteer if you are willing
to have things break. Some of the changes:
  1. The ebook files are now stored in the filesystem rather than in the database (this was done to facilitate using the calibre GUI over a network)
  2. A new "browse books by tags" mode
  3. The config system has been overhauled in preparation for html2epub
  4. Adding a HTML file to the GUI now automatically creates an OEB zipfile with all the links and images in the HTML file. This functionality can also be accessed from the commandline via the command html2oeb
  5. A couple of new recipes for news sources
  6. Over 30 bugs closed

So if you're willing to test, follow the steps outlined below:

  1. Backup the files library1.db and calibre2.ini (do a search to locate them on your computer)
  2. Download the beta for your OS from http://calibre.kovidgoyal.net/downloads/betas
  3. Run the GUI (you will be asked to choose a folder for your books, calibre will manage your ebooks within that folder)
  4. Do all the things you usually do and report any breakages here.

If the GUI doesn't start try running (on non linux systems, on linux just run calibre in a terminal)

Code:
calibre-debug -c "from calibre.gui2.main import main; main();"
in a terminal and post the output.

If something critical breaks and you want to go back to the old calibre, just uninstall and re-install the old calibre and you should be OK.

EDIT: For linux users, you should first install the binary distribution of calibre from https://calibre.kovidgoyal.net/download_binary, then just extract the contents of the beta tarball on top of the old installation.

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Old 08-30-2008, 06:16 PM   #2
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Edit: What's the calibre-0.4.84b1-i686.tar.bz2 install procedure?

Edit: never mind

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Old 08-30-2008, 06:44 PM   #3
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$calibre-debug -c "from calibre.gui2.main import main; main();"


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Traceback (most recent call last):
File "<string>", line 66, in <module>
File "<string>", line 55, in main
File "<string>", line 1, in <module>
File "/home/kovid/build/pyinstaller/iu.py", line 346, in importHook
ImportError: No module named calibre.gui2.main
/usr/bin/calibre-debug: line 6: 10271 Segmentation fault ./calibre-debug "$@"
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Old 08-30-2008, 06:45 PM   #4
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You on 64bit machine?
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Old 08-30-2008, 06:47 PM   #5
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Also on linux the calibre-debug trick wont work. You can just run calibre in a terminal to see any debugging output.
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Old 08-30-2008, 06:50 PM   #6
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Also on linux the calibre-debug trick wont work. You can just run calibre in a terminal to see any debugging output.
No 64bit here. Intel Mac Mini running Kubuntu.

$calibre

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Traceback (most recent call last):
File "<string>", line 3, in <module>
File "/home/kovid/build/pyinstaller/iu.py", line 368, in importHook
File "/home/kovid/build/pyinstaller/iu.py", line 410, in doimport
File "library.pyz/lxml.html", line 8, in <module>
File "/home/kovid/build/pyinstaller/iu.py", line 368, in importHook
File "/home/kovid/build/pyinstaller/iu.py", line 384, in doimport
File "/home/kovid/build/pyinstaller/iu.py", line 222, in getmod
File "/home/kovid/build/pyinstaller/archive.py", line 415, in getmod
File "/home/kovid/build/pyinstaller/iu.py", line 83, in getmod
ImportError: /usr/lib/libxml2.so.2: undefined symbol: gzopen64
/usr/bin/calibre: line 6: 10293 Segmentation fault ./calibre "$@"
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Old 08-30-2008, 06:52 PM   #7
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according to that error message your /usr/lib/libxml2.so has an undefined symbol
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according to that error message your /usr/lib/libxml2.so has an undefined symbol
And??
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Old 08-30-2008, 07:01 PM   #9
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try re-installing libxml2

EDIT: I've uploaded a new tarball that contains libxml2

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try re-installing libxml2
No joy, same error

I'm googling ImportError: /usr/lib/libxml2.so.2: undefined symbol: gzopen64 -- lots of hits unfortunately.
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Old 08-30-2008, 07:17 PM   #12
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try re-downoading the tarball the new version has an embedded libxml2
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try re-downoading the tarball the new version has an embedded libxml2
I'll try the new tarball. Also, I got calibre to start by renaming libz.so.1 in /opt/calibre and instead linking to /usr/lib/libz.so.1
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Won't add books

Hi, I get "ERROR: Unhandled exception" when I click "Add Books."

Here are the details:

get() takes no keyword arguments
Detailed traceback:
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "main.py", line 456, in add_books
File "calibre\gui2\__init__.pyo", line 373, in choose_files
File "calibre\gui2\__init__.pyo", line 309, in __init__
TypeError: get() takes no keyword arguments


I'm running Windows XP Home Edition, 32-bit.

Just to make sure, I uninstalled calibre and reinstalled. Same thing.
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