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 2.26.0, which comes with the below changes.
- Driver for the soon to be released Kobo Glo HD
- Do not use a separate process to draw the splash screen. This might fix the issue of calibre randomly freezing on startup on a few windows systems
- MOBI Ouput: Fix :first-letter applied to elements containing a comment causing conversion to fail
- Properly display names of libraries containing the ampersand character.
- When sorting filenames in comics treat the file extension as a secondary sort key. Fixes xyz.jpg sorting before xyz_1.jpg
- Fix a regression in 2.25 that broke the search & replace wizard in the conversion dialog when converting a book with multiple formats
- Content server: Fix errors when library contains enough virtual libraries to cause grouping.
- Manage tags dialog: Fix setting a tag to empty causes an unhandled error.
- E-book viewer: Fix a regression that caused the viewer to occasionally skip the last page in a chapter when displaying more than one pages per screen and scrolling by screen
- Edit Book: Fix open OPF file not being refreshed when deleting items from the file browser.
In this article I will show you how to install Calibre 2.26.0 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 2.26.0, 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