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: ebup, cbz, mobi, fb2 . Being multiplatform, the app works on Linux, Windows and Mac OS X.
The latest version available is Calibre 1.27, which has been recently released. Among others, it comes with enhanced support for DJVU extraction, enabling the users to extract multiple books inside archives, like ZIP and RAR, some I/O error fixes, a regression that prevents Calibre Sync Android from working well has been removed and a lot of bug-fixes have been implemented.
In this article I will show you how to install Calibre 1.27 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS and Debian.
There is no repository available for Calibre 1.26, but the developers provide us a python oneliner for installing the latest Calibre version. Also install the dependencies, in order to avoid installation issues.
$ sudo apt-get install glibc xdg-utils python
$ $ sudo python -c "import sys; py3 = sys.version_info > 2; u = __import__('urllib.request' if py3 else 'urllib', fromlist=1); exec(u.urlopen('http://status.calibre-ebook.com/linux_installer').read()); main()