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Old 01-02-2016, 11:35 PM   #1
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solved --update error in Debian 8 Linux

Hi, all.
And @ Kovid: Hope your vacation was wonderful!

I've encountered the same error message twice --a few weeks ago when trying to update from Calibre 2.46 to 2.47 --and today, trying to update 2.46 to 2.48.

I run the DL/install command --cut & paste from the calibre website. The download completes, and as the installation starts to run, it terminates with these messages:
Quote:
. . .
Downloaded 62233416 bytes
Checking downloaded file integrity...
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "<string>", line 1, in <module>
File "<string>", line 670, in main
File "<string>", line 655, in run_installer
File "<string>", line 631, in download_and_extract
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/shutil.py", line 232, in rmtree
onerror(os.path.islink, path, sys.exc_info())
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/shutil.py", line 230, in rmtree
raise OSError("Cannot call rmtree on a symbolic link")
OSError: Cannot call rmtree on a symbolic link
. . . and the process terminates.

I've been running Calibre on this desktop machine under a few different Linux distros over the last four years with no trouble. I've had Debian 8 ("Jessie") installed & calibre has been happy since June 2015. Does anyone have advice on how to work around this problem?

Last edited by SilverBear; 01-03-2016 at 01:22 AM. Reason: solved
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