How To Install Calibre 2.10 On The Most Popular Linux Systems

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.

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The latest version available is Calibre 2.10.0, coming with bug-fixes and the below changes:

  • Driver for the PocketBook Lux 2 with latest firmware.
  • Review downloaded metadata: Add suggestions for the tags, authors, publishers and series fields. Suggestions will pop-up as you type.
  • Add Books: Improve performance when adding large numbers of books at onceAdd Books: Allow adding books from multiple ZIP/RAR archives, each containing many books, by right clicking on the Add Books and choosing ‘Add from Archive’
  • Metadata download: Prioritize results that have the same language as the current calibre user interface language
  • Edit Book: Make the CSS used for styling the generated HTML Table of Contents user customizable

In this article I will show you how to install Calibre 2.10.0 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 2.10.0, but the developers provide us a python oneliner for installing the latest Calibre version. So, to install Calibre on Linux systems, do:

$ sudo python -c "import sys; py3 = sys.version_info[0] > 2; u = __import__('urllib.request' if py3 else 'urllib', fromlist=1); exec(u.urlopen('').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


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