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 2.19.0, which comes with the below changes:
- Quick view window: Allow the quickview window to be docked into the main calibre window.
- Add empty book: Allow setting the title as well as the author and series for the added empty book records.
- Windows driver for Grammata Papyre 602.
- Edit Book: Add an option to turn off auto-completion of closing tags.
- Allow adding a description for custom columns.
- Book Details panel: Allow any identifier of the form url+number to become a clickable link.
- Edit Book: Do not autocomplete the closing tag wen typing the / key inside an existing tag.
- Fix Booken Lev e-book reader not being detected in OS X and Linux.
- DOCX Input: Change handling of sequences of space characters to more closely follow Microsoft Word.
- Edit Book: Fix Table of Contents editor not remembering its saved state across calibre sessions.
- Edit book: Disallow drag and drop of documents onto the preview panel to workaround crashing bug in Qt.
- E-book viewer: Fix current page not being preserved when opening and then immediately closing the footnote window.
- PDF Output: Fix incorrect encoding for some chinese characters in the PDF Outline (Table of Contents).
In this article I will show you how to install Calibre 2.19.0 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 2.19.0, but the developers provide us a python oneliner for installing the latest Calibre version. So, to install Calibre on Linux systems, do:
$ sudo -v && wget -nv -O- https://raw.githubusercontent.com/kovidgoyal/calibre/master/setup/linux-installer.py | sudo python -c “import sys; main=lambda:sys.stderr.write(‘Download failed\n’); exec(sys.stdin.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