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Old 08-29-2018, 12:53 AM   #1
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Linux baby needs help to install Calibre

Hi you guys,

Running a windows pc 24/7 is not friendly to electricity bill. So, a friend of mine gave me a Rasberry Pi 2. .

I've read else where that Raspbian can't install Calibre, so I managed to install Ubuntu Mate on a 16GB sdcard.

Running the command line on Calibre mannual

Code:
sudo -v && wget -nv -O- https://download.calibre-ebook.com/linux-installer.sh | sudo sh /dev/stdin
and it says I have an ARM system and it needs x86 instead.

So I moved to the end of the end of the manual page and run
Code:
curl -L https://calibre-ebook.com/dist/src | tar xvJ 
cd calibre*
sudo python2 setup.py install
The first two lines were ok. The last did not do anything but a few lines that I can't understand. .

So I read on. And get to type "... install Calibre" in the Terminal. And it calibre was installed.... but the version is 2.55. I want 3.x

Could you please point me where to go from here?
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I'm not sure of the status under all Raspberry Pi Distributions. I did have it running on a Pi 2 for a while a couple of years ago using Arch and calibre-get from the AUR, which is maintained by none other than our own eschwartz. This should install the latest version. Otherwise you need to pick a distribution that has a binary package, which if they exist at all are usually outdated and often problematic. I wouldn't recommend building from source if you can avoid it. I'd go with installing arch and using the aur build.
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Search the calibre forum for "Raspberry" threads, there are several, this is one of the more recent ones ==>> https://www.mobileread.com/forums/sh....php?t=299808&

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So I moved to the end of the end of the manual page and run
Code:
curl -L https://calibre-ebook.com/dist/src | tar xvJ 
cd calibre*
sudo python2 setup.py install
The first two lines were ok. The last did not do anything but a few lines that I can't understand. .

So I read on. And get to type "... install Calibre" in the Terminal. And it calibre was installed.... but the version is 2.55. I want 3.x

Could you please point me where to go from here?
Installation instructions are here: https://github.com/kovidgoyal/calibr...er/INSTALL.rst

But you'll need to set up all of calibre's dependencies as well. This is trivial on Arch Linux ARM, which provides the latest version anyway but also provides calibre-git for building from source.

I don't know how to do that on Raspbian. I do know that you're basically doomed to old things though.


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I'm not sure of the status under all Raspberry Pi Distributions. I did have it running on a Pi 2 for a while a couple of years ago using Arch and calibre-get from the AUR, which is maintained by none other than our own eschwartz. This should install the latest version. Otherwise you need to pick a distribution that has a binary package, which if they exist at all are usually outdated and often problematic. I wouldn't recommend building from source if you can avoid it. I'd go with installing arch and using the aur build.
These days I also maintain the stable calibre release in the community repos, which ARM imports directly.

Anyway, either one should work.
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