Calibre 3.6 Released – Install or Update Calibre on Linux Ubuntu

How to install Calibre on Ubuntu. Update Calibre on Linux Ubuntu. Calibre 3.6, the latest release of the Calibre eBook Reader for Ubuntu has been released with new features and enhancements.

New features

  • Linux: Use native file dialogs via zenity or kdialog, if available
  • Copy to library: Add an action to show a dialog that allows for easy selection of libraries for copy/move. Useful when there are a large number of libraries to choose from.
  • Server: Allow deleting a downloaded book from the “Browse all downloaded books” screen

Bug fixes

  • Hopefully fix an issue with the book list jumping around when using the mouse on some computers
  • E-book viewer: Change the default fonts on windows to the Liberation font family. This matches the other platforms and avoids rendering issues with Times New Roman.
  • DOCX Output: Convert images placed by themselves inside block tags as block images rather than inline images.
  • Fix a typo that broke the download of a few news sources
  • ebook-viewer.exe: Fix –continue-reading not working
  • Fix non XML safe characters in feed descriptions causing news download to fail.
  • Browser viewer: Fix books that contain broken links with unicode characters in their paths not working.
  • Quickview: Fix regression in previous release that broke the ‘Lock quickview’ control

New news sources

  • Various Sardinian news by tzium

Improved news sources

  • Navy Times

Install Calibre 3.6

calibre has a binary install that includes private versions of all its dependencies. It runs on 32-bit and 64-bit Intel compatible machines. To install or upgrade, simply copy paste the following command into a terminal and press Enter:

sudo apt-get update
sudo -v && wget -nv -O- https://download.calibre-ebook.com/linux-installer.py | sudo python -c "import sys; main=lambda:sys.stderr.write('Download failedn'); exec(sys.stdin.read()); main()"

While you wait for the download to complete, please consider contributing to support the development of calibre.

Reverting to a previous version

If you wish to revert to an earlier calibre release or download a calibre upgrade manually, download the tarball of that release from here (choose the 32-bit or 64-bit version, as appropriate). Assuming you want calibre in /opt/calibre, run the following command, changing the path to calibre-tarball.txz below as appropriate:

sudo apt-get update
sudo mkdir -p /opt/calibre && sudo rm -rf /opt/calibre/* && sudo tar xvf /path/to/downloaded/calibre-tarball.txz -C /opt/calibre && sudo /opt/calibre/calibre_postinstall

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