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Old 08-14-2019, 01:08 PM   #1
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Plugin install problem

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I am trying to install a plugin to my version of calibre (latest version 3.46) and have followed the instructions as to how to download and install a plug in. The issue I am having is that after selecting "load plugin from file" the screen opens where I would expect to be able to select the file but it seems to just hang there and I am unable to select a file or indeed come out of that option. The only option I then seem to have is to force quit. I am using the current Catalina beta and wonder if this is why I am having issues. Has anyone encountered this or found a resolution? Is there any way to manually install the plug in? Many thanks!
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Old 08-14-2019, 02:49 PM   #2
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Hi,

I am trying to install a plugin to my version of calibre (latest version 3.46) and have followed the instructions as to how to download and install a plug in. The issue I am having is that after selecting "load plugin from file" the screen opens where I would expect to be able to select the file but it seems to just hang there and I am unable to select a file or indeed come out of that option. The only option I then seem to have is to force quit. I am using the current Catalina beta and wonder if this is why I am having issues. Has anyone encountered this or found a resolution? Is there any way to manually install the plug in? Many thanks!
Catalina? Is this a MAC OS?

Is the plugin from the index of plugins here at MR? Then you might try:Preferences: Get plugins: <select from Not installed (or Installed, if you are updating) list
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Old 08-14-2019, 06:07 PM   #3
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Catalina? Is this a MAC OS?

Is the plugin from the index of plugins here at MR? Then you might try:Preferences: Get plugins: <select from Not installed (or Installed, if you are updating) list
Yeah, Catalina is MacOS ??

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I am using the current Catalina beta and wonder if this is why I am having issues.

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It is highly improbable that it is anything to do with the plugin itself.

If you're trying to install the plugin via the Load plugin from file option you're already doing a manual install - it is looking for a 'zip' file, don't unpack the download, and do whatever it takes to prevent MacOS unpacking it.

If it's a plugin from here (Index of plugins) try installing it via the Get new plugins option.

Otherwise it sounds like Apple have changed something in the their 'file and folder routines', probably in the 'zip' handler -- again Ψ³

I suggest you reinstall the previous version of MacOS. If you want to play with the Catalina beta, do it in a Virtual Machine - assuming one can still do that on a Mac.

It has been decades since I saw a change in any OS that would tempt me to install the beta version. At best it's: "Oh, that'll be nice if/when it ever turns up." I don't install a new version of Windows until 60 days after it ready for enterprise deployment, which is usually about 4-5 months after consumer release and that long again since first beta.

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Old 08-15-2019, 01:50 AM   #4
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Catalina? Is this a MAC OS?
Yes, it's Mac OSX 10.15 which is currently in beta/preview. See the chatter between Kovid and Kevin about the changes being made by Apple and what they may mean to calibre and Sigil.

Personally, we have a couple of people who installed the preview on corporate Macs and they are getting little sympathy and no IT support as they run into issues.
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