How To Install Calibre 0.9.41 On Linux Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Calibre is an open-source book management software, has been recently released. Among other new features, it is capable of converting Microsoft Office 2007′s DOCX formats. Calibre 0.9.41 comes with a few fixes and improvements only, including some DOCX compatibility fixes.

In this article I will show you how to install Calibre 0.9.41 on Linux systems. The latest Calibre versions are not available via PPA or third party repositories, but it can be installed from the commandline, with this script from the official site.

First, install the dependencies, for Ubuntu / Linux Mint / Debian and derivates:

$ sudo apt-get install glibc xdg-utils python

Install Calibre, on both 32 bit and 64 bit systems:

$ sudo python -c "import sys; py3 = sys.version_info[0] > 2; u = __import__('urllib.request' if py3 else 'urllib', fromlist=1); exec(u.urlopen('http://status.calibre-ebook.com/linux_installer').read()); main(install_dir='/opt')"

 

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