Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may already know, Calibre is an open-source book management software, with many interesting features including e-book conversion, e-book viewer, library to ebook reader synchronization and support for the most popular eBook formats, including: ebup, cbz, mobi, fb2 . Being multi-platform, the app works on Linux, Windows and Mac OS X.
The latest version available is Calibre 1.42, which has been recently released, coming with changes and enhancements. Among others, it got a new feature for generating covers for the books, comes with improvements for the inline spell checking when editiong large HTML files, the syntax highlighting feature can now run in the background, a feature for using regular expressions with groups has been implemented, a check for HTML files with non UTF-8 encoding declarations has been added, and an option to make filtering the word list case sensitive has been added. For more information about this release, see the changelog.
In this article I will show you how to install Calibre 1.42 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, LXLE, Elementary OS, Pinguy OS, Peppermint, Debian, Kwheezy, Crunchbang and other Ubuntu and Debian derivative systems.
There is no repository available for Calibre 1.42, but the developers provide us a python oneliner for installing the latest Calibre version. Also install the dependencies, in order to avoid installation issues.
$ sudo python -c "import sys; py3 = sys.version_info > 2; u = __import__('urllib.request' if py3 else 'urllib', fromlist=1); exec(u.urlopen('http://status.calibre-ebook.com/linux_installer').read()); main()"
The installation script downloads and extracts the latest Calibre installer, and installs the app in /opt/calibre, by default. But the user can easily change the installation destination.