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calibre - broken packages

#1 Postby beckwith » Mon Jan 05, 2015 2:28 am

I can't install calibre (1.22.0+dsg1-1-bc) due to broken packages.
You people suggested this app or coolreader3 (not in repos).
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Re: calibre - broken packages

#2 Postby towwire » Mon Jan 05, 2015 4:00 am

I have never had any trouble with Calibre itself, but then I don't use Synaptic to install it. I've always use their script in a terminal to install and used it again when Calibre said that there was an update. I've never lost anything that way, but I do keep a backup just incase.

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Re: calibre - broken packages

#3 Postby kmathern » Mon Jan 05, 2015 10:09 am

I think if you temporarily set 'wheezy-backports' as the preferred distro, it should fix the broken packages problem and allow Synaptic to install calibre.

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Re: calibre - broken packages

#4 Postby arjaybe » Mon Jan 05, 2015 2:17 pm

Go to this site: http://calibre-ebook.com/download_linux and follow the instructions for binary install. Do the same thing for updates. It's easy and you'll always have the latest version.
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Re: calibre - broken packages

#5 Postby Stevo » Mon Jan 05, 2015 4:15 pm

Coolreader3 is in the M12 test repo still, since no one has responded to it:

viewtopic.php?f=88&t=35898

Fbreader is another good ebook reader.

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Re: calibre - broken packages

#6 Postby beckwith » Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:22 pm

OK, so I have calibre now running.
New problem - calibre thinks that
1) Chronicles_of_Sherlock_Holmes.epub
2) Chronicles_Sherlock_Holmes_II.epub
are duplicates, and they are not.
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Re: calibre - broken packages

#7 Postby Paul.. » Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:49 pm

beckwith wrote:OK, so I have calibre now running.
New problem - calibre thinks that
1) Chronicles_of_Sherlock_Holmes.epub
2) Chronicles_Sherlock_Holmes_II.epub
are duplicates, and they are not.
Brute force & stupid approach: make a copy/backup of "II"...rename the copy to something w/o Sherlock_Holmes in it...and move the original "II" to another directory?

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Re: calibre - broken packages

#8 Postby SilverBear » Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:51 am

Beckwith, my man!
We have 2 different issues here. I Bear Truth:
1] Kovid Goyal, the dev of calabre RECOMMENDS that people NOT install calibre from distro repos -- those versions are always out of date.
I've been a Calibre Fan for 3 years now. I don't know everthing about it, but I know I can't do without it, and that the more I learn about how Kovid programmes things, the more I understand about databases and python regular expressions .
So: install from http://calibre-ebook.com/download_linux no matter what distro you're running.

2]
New problem - calibre thinks that
1) Chronicles_of_Sherlock_Holmes.epub
2) Chronicles_Sherlock_Holmes_II.epub
are duplicates, and they are not.


If you are COMPLETELY certain that the texts are identical (by the titles it seems to me that they may not be) you can highlight them both and the right-click to choose edit metadata > merge book records to exactly specify how you want to handle the dups.
Here is a screenshot of a similar situaton in the current version of calibre:
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KSE's screenshot ut will not show the right-click menus, but you'll see what I mean when you try it.
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Re: calibre - broken packages

#9 Postby uncle mark » Thu Jan 08, 2015 10:41 am

SilverBear wrote:
New problem - calibre thinks that
1) Chronicles_of_Sherlock_Holmes.epub
2) Chronicles_Sherlock_Holmes_II.epub
are duplicates, and they are not.


If you are COMPLETELY certain that the texts are identical (by the titles it seems to me that they may not be) ...


I think you've got it backwards.
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Re: calibre - broken packages

#10 Postby SilverBear » Thu Jan 08, 2015 6:25 pm

uncle mark wrote:
SilverBear wrote:
New problem - calibre thinks that
1) Chronicles_of_Sherlock_Holmes.epub
2) Chronicles_Sherlock_Holmes_II.epub
are duplicates, and they are not.


If you are COMPLETELY certain that the texts are identical (by the titles it seems to me that they may not be) ...


I think you've got it backwards.

I think you're right! :bagoverhead:
Well, in that case, go into Edit Metadata Individually and assign the first volume a Series name, like: "Chronicles of Sherlock." It'll get numbered "1" and when you do the same to Volume II, that will automatically become "2" in the series.
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