Install Calibre 2.79 (Open-Source E-book Management Software) on Linux

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 2.79, which brings new features and bug-fixes.
New Features

  • Windows: Make recently opened books show up in the jump lists for the standalone viewer and editor programs
  • OS X/Linux: Show an informational popup message when an Android device is plugged in that needs the user to tap Allow for the connection to work.
  • Conversion: Log options that are different from the defaults separately, for easy reference

Bug Fixes

  • Conversion: Fix regression that broke conversion of some epub files when using the ‘Remove first image’ option.
  • Get Books: Update Kobo plugin for website changes
  • Windows MTP driver: Fix error when enumerating device storage not being reported during debug device detection
  • Tag Browser: When dragging and dropping a book onto a series increment the series number.
  • Fix crash when generating covers with Qt 5.8 on linux
  • Fix Get Books result list and jobs list not being populated on Qt 5.8
  • Fix importing rules in the coloring/icon rules dialog not enabling the apply button

Improved news sources

  • Strange Horizons
  • Wall Street Journal
  • Bangkok Post
  • The Atlantic
  • NYTimes
  • LA Times
  • New Yorker
  • The Straits Times

Installation instructions:

For Arch Linux, Manjaro, ArchBang, Antergos and other Arch Linux derivative systems, Calibre is available via AUR, so, in order to install it, do:

$ sudo pacman -Sy yaourt
$ sudo yaourt calibre

For other Linux systems, including Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Pinguy OS, Elementary OS, Deepin, Peppermint, LXLE, Linux Lite, Debian, Robolinux, SparkyLinux, Fedora, CentOS, OpenSUSE, Mageia or OpenMandriva (and others), the developers have created an installation script that can be triggered via the below oneliner:

$ sudo -v && wget --no-check-certificate -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()"

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2 comments on “Install Calibre 2.79 (Open-Source E-book Management Software) on Linux
  1. manuel says:

    Again, in case you want to know, for Arch Linux, Manjaro, ArchBang, Antergos and other Arch Linux derivative systems, Calibre is available via **official repos**:

    https://www.archlinux.org/packages/?q=calibre

    KaOS and Chakra have official packages too.

    Have a good day.

  2. Tayzonzz says:

    Just feed-backing, great. Thanks.

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