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Old 03-17-2010, 03:49 PM   #1
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I am on Ubuntu Karmic Koala and have just installed Calibre 6.45
My library is called Calibre Library and I can't get calibre to import or convert any ebook. I have been trying since yesterday, have searched all posts with similar problems and tried suggested solutions to no avail.
My library is in my $HOME and I have read and write permissiion. In admission, I am also the administrator so I can't understand why I am having this problem.
Whenever I try to import any ebook, all I get is thiis error message:
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Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/home/kovid/build/calibre/src/calibre/gui2/add.py", line 114, in run
  File "/home/kovid/build/calibre/src/calibre/gui2/add.py", line 201, in add
  File "/home/kovid/build/calibre/src/calibre/library/database2.py", line 1554, in create_book_entry
  File "/home/kovid/build/calibre/src/calibre/library/sqlite.py", line 152, in run
DatabaseException: attempt to write a readonly database
	RemoteTraceback (most recent call last):
	  File "/home/kovid/build/calibre/src/calibre/library/sqlite.py", line 116, in run
	OperationalError: attempt to write a readonly database
I have read and write permission on folder and subfolders.
Calibre Library is owned by my user name seanbw with read/write access. Book I want to import is owned by me with read and write permission.
What is wrong? Can anyone help as I really need to publish this book on my site.
Can I also say that Calibre is awesome. i am trying to use Siigil as well but that is another story.
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I have specifically enabled /home/seanbw/Calibre Library/metadata.db with read and write access but no luck.
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Old 03-17-2010, 04:34 PM   #3
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I was about to post my cli response when I saw your response.
I did as you suggested and chose another library instead as I was afraid the folder was not ok.
Anyway after running the wizard calibre closed. When I relaunched it, it worked so thank you very much.
A record - problem solved .from first post. Woohooo
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OK its been a difficult week. how can i mark the thread solved? Please!
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OK its been a difficult week. how can i mark the thread solved? Please!
There isn't really such a thing.

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I was about to post my cli response when I saw your response.
I did as you suggested and chose another library instead as I was afraid the folder was not ok.
Anyway after running the wizard calibre closed. When I relaunched it, it worked so thank you very much.
A record - problem solved .from first post. Woohooo
Glad to help.
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