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 2.23.0, which comes with the below changes.
- Allow adding an empty ebook in various formats to existing book records by right clicking the
- Add Books button
- Add ability to create additional empty formats to the ‘Add empty book’ command
- News download: Add API to cleanly abort the download of an article during the preprocess stage based on the article’s contents.
- Update the version of Qt bundled with calibre to 5.4.1. This fixes various minor bugs, most notably, improving text rendering on linux.
- MOBI Input: Fix links not working in viewer for MOBI files that contain anchors placed on linebreak elements.
- Book details panel: Fix copying Path link by right clicking on it not working.
- Fix a regression that caused importing of a single book from a directory to fail if the directory has no ebook files in it
- Column Icons: Fix apostrophes in icon filenames causing errors.
- Edit Book: Fix a regression that caused Remove unused CSS to fail on invalid CSS selectors, instead of ignoring them
- Open With: Fix open with failing to get list of default programs on windows if the registry contains missing ProgIDs.
In this article I will show you how to install Calibre 2.23.0 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 2.23.0, 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