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Old 12-12-2008, 06:19 PM   #1
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font issue

Hi - I've heard excellent things about Calibre and I'm excited to get started using it. The problem is, I have not been able to get the application to work. I downloaded the .dmg file and copied it to my applications folder, but when I click on the icon to open the application I get this error message:

OSError: [Errno 13] Permission denied: '/Ulsers'/klaas2/.fonts'

And the console message is:

12/12/08 5:12:55 PM [0x0-0x1b21b2].net.kovidgoyal.calibre[3453] File "/Volumes/calibre-0.4.113/calibre.app/Contents/Resources/__boot__.py", line 208, in <module>
12/12/08 5:12:55 PM [0x0-0x1b21b2].net.kovidgoyal.calibre[3453] _run('main.py')
12/12/08 5:12:55 PM [0x0-0x1b21b2].net.kovidgoyal.calibre[3453] File "/Volumes/calibre-0.4.113/calibre.app/Contents/Resources/__boot__.py", line 135, in _run
12/12/08 5:12:55 PM [0x0-0x1b21b2].net.kovidgoyal.calibre[3453] execfile(path, globals(), globals())
12/12/08 5:12:55 PM [0x0-0x1b21b2].net.kovidgoyal.calibre[3453] File "/Volumes/calibre-0.4.113/calibre.app/Contents/Resources/main.py", line 12, in <module>
12/12/08 5:12:55 PM [0x0-0x1b21b2].net.kovidgoyal.calibre[3453] from calibre import __version__, __appname__, islinux, sanitize_file_name, \
12/12/08 5:12:55 PM [0x0-0x1b21b2].net.kovidgoyal.calibre[3453] File "calibre/__init__.pyo", line 405, in <module>
12/12/08 5:12:55 PM [0x0-0x1b21b2].net.kovidgoyal.calibre[3453] File "os.pyo", line 157, in makedirs
12/12/08 5:12:55 PM [0x0-0x1b21b2].net.kovidgoyal.calibre[3453] OSError
12/12/08 5:12:55 PM [0x0-0x1b21b2].net.kovidgoyal.calibre[3453] : [Errno 13] Permission denied: '/Users/klaas2/.fonts'
12/12/08 5:12:55 PM calibre[3453] calibre Error
12/12/08 5:12:55 PM calibre[3453] calibre Error
An unexpected error has occurred during execution of the main script

OSError: [Errno 13] Permission denied: '/Users/klaas2/.fonts'

12/12/08 5:14:34 PM com.apple.launchd[63] ([0x0-0x1b21b2].net.kovidgoyal.calibre[3453]) Exited with exit code: 255

I'll admit that I don't quite know what I'm doing, or how to fix it - if you have any suggestions I would appreciate it!
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Old 12-12-2008, 08:35 PM   #2
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In a terminal run the command

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mkdir ~/.fonts
And then try to run calibre
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Old 12-12-2008, 10:48 PM   #3
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no such luck, unfortunately. I typed mkdir ~/.fonts into a terminal box and got this:

MSL:~ klaas2$ mkdir ~/.fonts
mkdir: /Users/klaas2/.fonts: Permission denied

Calibre still doesn't open, and has the same error message as before.
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Old 12-12-2008, 10:58 PM   #4
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no such luck, unfortunately. I typed mkdir ~/.fonts into a terminal box and got this:

MSL:~ klaas2$ mkdir ~/.fonts
mkdir: /Users/klaas2/.fonts: Permission denied

Calibre still doesn't open, and has the same error message as before.
If you don't have permissions to create a folder in your home directory something is wrong. You can switch to root and check the owner, group and permissions on your home folder. You should be the owner and the owner should have rwx permissions.

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Old 12-13-2008, 05:35 AM   #5
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If you don't have permissions to create a folder in your home directory something is wrong. You can switch to root and check the owner, group and permissions on your home folder. You should be the owner and the owner should have rwx permissions.
Or perhaps the ~/.fonts file already exists, but with the wrong owner or permissions. Once again, you should be the owner and the owner should have rwx permissions.
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Old 12-13-2008, 02:23 PM   #6
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Right - I used to use my sister's old laptop (she upgraded, and gave me her old one) so when I bought a new one and migrated my files I created a new username that conflicted with the old one. It was a jumble, and for me fell under the rubric of "don't know how to fix, so will ignore." With you guys' help I just put it right, and Calibre works now. Thanks so much for your assistance!
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