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Old 03-02-2014, 06:36 PM   #1
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What Linux version of software is most like Sigil?


I've heard Sigil is availabe on Linux but there just seems to be so many hoops (I'm new to Linux) to jump through I would much prefer to download the Linux equivalent of Sigil whatever that may be. The closest thing I've found so far is Calibre's Edit E-book. But in Sigil I can take an html file into it and convert it to epub. (I can't do that with Calibre's Edit E-book.) Granted, I can take an html and convert it to epub in Calibre (Calibre proper, not the Edit E-book offshoot) but that adds all this Calibre code, whereas Sigil adds nothing. Any ideas? Thanks.
 
Old 03-02-2014, 07:07 PM   #2
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I wouldn't have thought this would qualify as "jumping through hoops".
Should apply to xubuntu as well.
 
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Old 03-02-2014, 11:33 PM   #3
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thanks but couldn't get it

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I wouldn't have thought this would qualify as "jumping through hoops".
Should apply to xubuntu as well.
Thanks for the info. It seemed terribly easy. I entered

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:sunab/sigil-git
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install sigil

in the terminal and it said something (see 049 screenshot) about whether I wanted to add the program or not and I hit enter. But then there was no Sigil program that I could find.

I dug a little deeper into the Ubuntu One that you sent (the previous question--see 050 screenshot) and entered this

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:sunab/sigil-git

Which resulted in this (see 051 screenshot).

I'm really quite new at all this. For instance, do I need to un-do any of what I've just done?

Up for any suggestions. Thanks very much for the help.
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Old 03-03-2014, 12:29 AM   #4
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But then there was no Sigil program that I could find.
Explain further - what/how did you look, what did you get back ?. Be aware that Linux is case sensitive. Try these commands and post the results (even if none)
Code:
which sigil
dpkg -l sigil
 
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Old 03-03-2014, 11:46 PM   #5
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thanks

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Explain further - what/how did you look, what did you get back ?. Be aware that Linux is case sensitive. Try these commands and post the results (even if none)
Code:
which sigil
dpkg -l sigil
I looked in the Ubuntu Software Center installed programs. In the Synaptic Package Manager. And in the terminal with commands such as "locate" and "find" and "tab and then find." And of course putting "sigil" after those things.

Here's the screenshot for the command you just gave me.
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Old 03-04-2014, 04:30 AM   #6
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Re run
Code:
sudo apt-get update
and wait...
then the following will work
Code:
sudo apt-get install sigil
When finished it will be under office in your gui menu.
 
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Old 03-11-2014, 12:46 PM   #7
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thanks!

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Re run
Code:
sudo apt-get update
and wait...
then the following will work
Code:
sudo apt-get install sigil
When finished it will be under office in your gui menu.
Larry, somehow my post thanking you didn't show up. Anyway, thank you! It worked perfectly. Only now re-visting your post (where I noticed my thanks were missing) to get Sigil on another computer, the first step ran just the way it did last time, but when I ran the second command it didn't work properly, said it couldn't find the package. (see screenshot of terminal) I ran the second command again just to be sure and when i did I got :

Unable to lock the adminsistration director... is another process using it?

Any idea what's going on and how I can get Sigil on this computer? Thanks.
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Old 03-11-2014, 01:07 PM   #8
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13.04 is EOL, no longer supported
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Releases
 
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My bad you have 13.10 which is supported
 
Old 03-12-2014, 04:14 AM   #10
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OK The purists here will hate me but Let's use the GUI.
Open Synaptic from your system menu or install it first.
Now choose Settings / Repositories / New
Then Add
Url http://ppa.launchpad.net/sunab/sigil-git/ubuntu/
Distribution saucy
Section main
Be sure the choice above is Binary and click OK

Now Click reload and wait a while then search for sigil

Right Click - Mark for install and then apply.

Much Easier...
 
Old 03-12-2014, 01:36 PM   #11
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Quote:
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OK The purists here will hate me but Let's use the GUI.
Open Synaptic from your system menu or install it first.
Now choose Settings / Repositories / New
Then Add
Url http://ppa.launchpad.net/sunab/sigil-git/ubuntu/
Distribution saucy
Section main
Be sure the choice above is Binary and click OK

Now Click reload and wait a while then search for sigil

Right Click - Mark for install and then apply.

Much Easier...
Thanks Larry. Pretty remedial here and rarely is anything easier lol! But thanks. I did have Synpatic, opened it, clicked on Settings, then Repositories, but that took me to this screen (see screenshot 1_028). I didn't see anything "New." I figured maybe you meant the "Other Software" tab because there is an "Add" button there but wasn't sure. And I really do need detailed step-by-step instructions at this point (sorry!). (eg. How would I know to make sure my choice was binary? That sort of thing. Plus adding the url etc.) But I'm sure it'll work. Thanks!
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Old 03-14-2014, 04:39 AM   #12
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I added the graphics as attachments
I hope they helps
You were using the update manager
Synaptic was the next tab over.
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Old 03-14-2014, 07:25 AM   #13
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Also, when I make e-books, I wind up using Sigil and Calibre in combination.
 
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Old 03-14-2014, 01:02 PM   #14
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I added the graphics as attachments
I hope they helps
You were using the update manager
Synaptic was the next tab over.
Larry, thanks but something's off here. I open the synaptic package manager. I click on Settings. A drop down menu opens. I click on Repositories. Then I get to this screen (screenshot). And that of course is not the same screen as the "Repositories" screen you attached in your last post. (I believe it is the "Update manager" screen you referred to.) I have tried it five times with the exact same results.
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Old 03-14-2014, 01:04 PM   #15
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Also, when I make e-books, I wind up using Sigil and Calibre in combination.
Thanks sundial. I'm a little leery of using Calibre. I've heard that Kindle Direct Publishing often rejects books made with Calibre. Whereas I've never had any trouble using just Sigil. What's your experience? And how do you use Sigil and Calibre in combination?
 
  


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