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 2.24.0, which comes with the below changes.
- E-book viewer: Add an option to not save the bookmarks inside EPUB files, under the Miscellaneous section of the viewer preferences
- Manage User Categories: Allow restricting the visible items to only those present in the current Virtual Library (if any)
- Book details panel: Allow copying full path to ebook files by right clicking on the format link.
- Edit Book: Fix GIF format images being corrupted when using the builtin image editor to make changes to them.
- Edit Book: When dragging and dropping files to re-order them in the file browser, fix the final order being dependent on the order the files were selected in.
- Conversion: Fix error when converting a document that contains an invalid function based CSS selector without parentheses.
- Edit Book: Fix regression that caused pressing Alt+X to type unicode characters to not work
- Device view: Preserve position in list of books when deleting books from the device view
- Make the context menu for the book details popup window work the same way as for the book details panel
- Get Books: Update amazon store plugin for website changes
- PDF Metadata: When choosing between reading metadata from the Info dict and the XMP block, consider both the MetadataData and the ModifyDate in the XMP block, since there exist PDF metadata writing tools that update one and not the other.
- Prevent Enter key on Manage authors/tags/etc. dialogs from closing the dialog.
In this article I will show you how to install Calibre 2.24.0 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 2.24.0, 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