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Old 01-18-2019, 05:37 PM   #46
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That's a good guide, however calibre within Crostini does not work nicely with external storage. Latest versions of CrOS (v 73 Dev) finally allow to bridge the gap between space used by Linux and Android. I had no problem installing software like SciTE editor, and it is able to access shares under /mnt/chromeos ... However Calibre has some permission issues with metadata.db. I can't figure out how to fix it. I tried chown and chmod commands on metadata.db, but permissions got errors like "operation is not permitted". This is probably because I am trying to use an existing Calibre library I used to create and maintain using Crouton -- an older and more stable Linux option for Chromebooks. I'll keep trying, but my hopes are not too high at this point.
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Old 01-21-2019, 02:11 PM   #47
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Just playing with Crostini install of binary opens the file okay, and allows me to add books, albeit still no luck on trying to create the library on a removable media. It dumps the following error message, so I am wondering whether it's related to the problem I am experiencing. Any ideas?


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DBusExport: Failed to connect to DBUS session bus, with error: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.Spawn.ExecFailed: /usr/bin/dbus-launch terminated abnormally with the following error: dbus-launch: /opt/calibre/lib/libdbus-1.so.3: version `LIBDBUS_PRIVATE_1.10.26' not found (required by dbus-launch)

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "site-packages/calibre/gui2/notify.py", line 171, in get_notifier
  File "site-packages/calibre/gui2/notify.py", line 88, in get_dbus_notifier
  File "site-packages/dbus/_dbus.py", line 211, in __new__
  File "site-packages/dbus/_dbus.py", line 100, in __new__
  File "site-packages/dbus/bus.py", line 122, in __new__
DBusException: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.Spawn.ExecFailed: /usr/bin/dbus-launch terminated abnormally with the following error: dbus-launch: /opt/calibre/lib/libdbus-1.so.3: version `LIBDBUS_PRIVATE_1.10.26' not found (required by dbus-launch)
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Old 01-21-2019, 09:01 PM   #48
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I have noticed that file metadta.db on a library that calibre can access has permissions set to 0644, however on a library file that has permissions set to 0755 it shows library as corrupted. I am not sure if this provides any further insight into the problem.
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Old 01-22-2019, 12:05 AM   #49
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That error is from notifications i the GUI and should go away if you turn off notifications in Preferences->Behavior
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Old 01-22-2019, 10:01 AM   #50
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That error is from notifications i the GUI and should go away if you turn off notifications in Preferences->Behavior
Thanks for the hint, Kovid. In general I'm looking into running calibre either on Chromebook or on Raspberry Pi -- both platforms IMHO have portability and access advantages. Both, unfortunately, have problems running calibre. I remember you mentioned that your Linux user base is not that significant (not sure if it's still the case). But is there any chance you will be experimenting with running calibre on these platforms? Just curios. Meanwhile, thanks for what you have accomplished thus far! Regards.
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As far as I know, calibre works fine on RPi. Plenty of reports of people using it there on these firums.
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I remember you mentioned that your Linux user base is not that significant (not sure if it's still the case).
FYI ==>> https://calibre-ebook.com/dynamic/calibre-usage

The country and OS stats haven't changed much over the years I've been using calibre. I think 'other' might have gone from 1.7 to 2.2, Spain has always been top of the pops country-wise.

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