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 2.27.0, which comes with the below changes.
- Edit metadata dialog: Add a clear button for the publisher.
- DOCX Input: Add option to not insert page breaks between endnotes.
- calibredb list: Allow outputting the book languages as well.
- Italian translation of Quick Start Guide
- Embed metadata: When embedding metadata fails for some books, add an option to show the failed books in the book list
- Animate the main toolbar when a device is connected/disconnected, to indicate that the contents of the toolbar have changed
- E-book viewer: When printing, print to a PDF file instead of directly to the printer. This fixes printing not working on some systems.
- AZW3 Input: Handle kindlegen produced azw3 files that do not use normal HTML anchors for linking.
- Fix too many open files errors that could occur in a few places on OS X
- Do not allow user to hide all columns in book list via the context menu, as restoring them becomes difficult
In this article I will show you how to install Calibre 2.27.0 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 2.27.0, 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