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: epub, cbz, mobi, fb2. Being multi-platform, the app works on Linux, Windows and Mac OS X.
The latest version available is Calibre 2.12.0, which comes with a new function mode for the Search and Replace tool and the below changes:
- Edit Book: Automatically complete the closing tag in HTML/XML files when typing
- Edit Book: Implement auto-indent, now when pressing the Enter key to start a new line, the new line’s indentation is automatically created
- Driver for the Verso E71b ebook reader
- Redesigned the ‘Add a custom news source’ dialog to make it easier to use, with a more powerful python editor
- Make translations of the User Manual available in many different languages (fully or partially translated). Click the ‘Change Language’ link in the sidebar of the manual to change the language
- Search & Replace function mode: Add a new function annotation (replace.file_order) to control what order multiple files are processed in, when doing Replace All. See the User Manual for details.
And bug fixes:
- Get Books: Update Woblink store plugin for website changes
- Book polishing: Ignore zero byte font files in the ebook instead of erroring out on them when subsetting fonts.
- E-book viewer: Tighten heuristic used to detect footnote links. Do not consider a link that is the only content inside a block level tag as an endnote link, even if it is linked back to from its destination.
- Update the version of libimobiledevice shipped in the Linux and OS X builds to 1.1.7, should help with some connection issues to Apple devices
- PDF Output: Add support for font-family aliasing in @font-face rules.
In this article I will show you how to install Calibre 2.12.0 on Ubuntu, Debian, Elementary OS, Deepin, Peppermint, Pinguy OS, LXLE, Linux Lite, Fedora, CentOS, OpenSUSE, Mageia, OpenMandriva, Arch Linux, Manjaro and other Linux systems.
There is no repository available for Calibre 2.12.0, but the developers provide us a python oneliner for installing the latest Calibre version. So, to install Calibre on Linux systems, do:
$ 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.
For Arch Linux, Manjaro, Antergos and other Arch Linux based systems, calibre is available via the AUR repository, so just do:
$ sudo pacman -Sy yaourt
$ sudo yaourt calibre
Optional, to remove Calibre on Arch Linux, Manjaro and Antergos systems, do:
$ sudo yaourt -Rsn calibre