Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book Software > Calibre

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-23-2009, 02:23 AM   #1
ascherjim
Addict
ascherjim has a complete set of Star Wars action figures.ascherjim has a complete set of Star Wars action figures.ascherjim has a complete set of Star Wars action figures.
 
Posts: 257
Karma: 274
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Seattle
Device: BeBook One, PocketBook 360. Nokia N800
Unable Convert Gutenberg TXT to Mobi

I'm trying something which I believe should be very simple (and which I've managed before) -- converting a Gutenberg text title to mobi. However, I now get the following error message. What am I doing wrong?

Table books has no column named uri RemoteTraceback (most recent call last): File "calibre\library\sqlite.pyo", line 119, in run OperationalError: table books has no column named uri
Detailed traceback:
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "calibre\gui2\add.pyo", line 62, in metadata_delivered
File "calibre\library\database2.pyo", line 1214, in add_books
File "calibre\library\sqlite.pyo", line 146, in run
DatabaseException: table books has no column named uri
RemoteTraceback (most recent call last):
File "calibre\library\sqlite.pyo", line 119, in run
OperationalError: table books has no column named uri
ascherjim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2009, 03:49 AM   #2
itimpi
Wizard
itimpi ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.itimpi ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.itimpi ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.itimpi ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.itimpi ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.itimpi ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.itimpi ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.itimpi ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.itimpi ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.itimpi ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.itimpi ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 3,950
Karma: 777817
Join Date: Nov 2008
Device: Sony PRS-950, iphone/ipad (Marvin/iBooks/QuickReader)
You have not by any chance tried the 0.6 betas and then reverted to a 0.5.x release? That error occurs if you have tried that as the 0.6 release changes the format of the metadata.db file. To eliminate the error you need to go back to using the 0.6 releases, or restoring a backup of the metadata.db file from before you tried the 0.6 release.

Of course I could be wrong about why you are seeing that error and it could be something else entirely?
itimpi is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Enthusiast
Old 06-23-2009, 08:04 AM   #3
ascherjim
Addict
ascherjim has a complete set of Star Wars action figures.ascherjim has a complete set of Star Wars action figures.ascherjim has a complete set of Star Wars action figures.
 
Posts: 257
Karma: 274
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Seattle
Device: BeBook One, PocketBook 360. Nokia N800
Quote:
Originally Posted by itimpi View Post
You have not by any chance tried the 0.6 betas and then reverted to a 0.5.x release? That error occurs if you have tried that as the 0.6 release changes the format of the metadata.db file. To eliminate the error you need to go back to using the 0.6 releases, or restoring a backup of the metadata.db file from before you tried the 0.6 release.

Of course I could be wrong about why you are seeing that error and it could be something else entirely?
I don't THINK that's my problem. I have in fact as an experiment downloaded the latest 0.6 release, but on another computer (which I haven't yet used for this purpose). All my efforts in converting this txt title to Mobi have been with my original 0.5 installation on a separate computer. Thanks, though, for your thoughtful suggestion.
ascherjim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2009, 08:53 AM   #4
ascherjim
Addict
ascherjim has a complete set of Star Wars action figures.ascherjim has a complete set of Star Wars action figures.ascherjim has a complete set of Star Wars action figures.
 
Posts: 257
Karma: 274
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Seattle
Device: BeBook One, PocketBook 360. Nokia N800
Quote:
Originally Posted by ascherjim View Post
I don't THINK that's my problem. I have in fact as an experiment downloaded the latest 0.6 release, but on another computer (which I haven't yet used for this purpose). All my efforts in converting this txt title to Mobi have been with my original 0.5 installation on a separate computer. Thanks, though, for your thoughtful suggestion.
FURTHER ON THIS MATTER: I have now tried this conversion on my computer with the 0.6 beta version -- and it works! Go figure. Thanks for the perception that that might be a key to my problem.
ascherjim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2009, 08:55 AM   #5
itimpi
Wizard
itimpi ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.itimpi ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.itimpi ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.itimpi ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.itimpi ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.itimpi ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.itimpi ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.itimpi ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.itimpi ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.itimpi ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.itimpi ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 3,950
Karma: 777817
Join Date: Nov 2008
Device: Sony PRS-950, iphone/ipad (Marvin/iBooks/QuickReader)
Quote:
Originally Posted by ascherjim View Post
I don't THINK that's my problem. I have in fact as an experiment downloaded the latest 0.6 release, but on another computer (which I haven't yet used for this purpose). All my efforts in converting this txt title to Mobi have been with my original 0.5 installation on a separate computer. Thanks, though, for your thoughtful suggestion.

Fair enough. It just seemed a bit strange that the error message was complaining about a column being missing that is present in the metadata.db used by the 0.5.14 releases, but is removed if you run the 0.6 beta against that same metadata.db.

If the problem is not caused by using the 0.6 beta releases then it sounds like you have a corrupt metadata.db file which is a much more serious issue!
itimpi is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Formatting Gutenberg txt Files AnsgarSerif Sony Reader 39 09-21-2011 02:17 AM
How to config calibre when convert Chinese txt to mobi? fifth Calibre 6 10-04-2010 08:56 AM
[Old Thread] unable to convert ebooks(rtf, txt,lit,html,pdf) to lrf in calibre .4.131 jackdeth191 Calibre 9 05-02-2009 02:55 AM
Convert Mobi to txt jflatto Kindle Formats 1 10-19-2008 04:14 PM
turning project gutenberg txt files to pdfs kamyar22 Sony Reader 12 01-27-2007 08:33 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:13 AM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.