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Old 06-18-2017, 05:09 PM   #1
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Calibre 3.0.0 is out


I just noticed that Calibre 3.0.0 has been released, and in trying to build it, I have found that it has a couple of new dependencies. First, regex is now an external prerequisite as is no longer bundled in the source package, and Calibre 3 will not run without it. Second is msgpack-python, which may be optional (maybe not) because while it squawks about not finding module msgpack during the install phase of the SBo script, it still starts up ok and I am able to read Ebooks, though I have not had a chance to go through and test all the options that may use that module. In other words, I saw no squawks running calibre from a terminal window. Usual disclaimer here, YMMV.
 
Old 06-18-2017, 06:47 PM   #2
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msgpack-python is needed when you want to enable the new Content Server feature
 
Old 06-18-2017, 11:06 PM   #3
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I have a SlackBuild that packages the binary distribution, which has all dependencies included:

https://raw.githubusercontent.com/du...bre.SlackBuild
 
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Old 06-19-2017, 05:29 AM   #4
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I have a SlackBuild that packages the binary distribution, which has all dependencies included:

https://raw.githubusercontent.com/du...bre.SlackBuild
Thanks. Actually sad that it's easier to install that way, but sometimes, just sometimes, practicality beats purity. This is one of those times.
 
Old 06-19-2017, 09:10 AM   #5
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Thanks. Actually sad that it's easier to install that way, but sometimes, just sometimes, practicality beats purity. This is one of those times.
Yeah, but where is the fun in that?
I'll look into updating my own calibre.SlackBuild for this new 3.x release. Sounds like fun. Glad Kovid is still using Python2 though... less effort for me.
 
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Old 06-20-2017, 08:54 AM   #6
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Yeah, but where is the fun in that?
Ho Ho .. Ok - that's true. I have installed this release, albeit from the site recommended way. It works. The application looks ever so slightly slicker. The new content server by way of web is very nice. Allows one to read a book inside the browser, even in offline mode. Makes sharing of books REALLY easy.
 
Old 06-20-2017, 09:38 AM   #7
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Ho Ho .. Ok - that's true. I have installed this release, albeit from the site recommended way. It works. The application looks ever so slightly slicker. The new content server by way of web is very nice. Allows one to read a book inside the browser, even in offline mode. Makes sharing of books REALLY easy.
I guess that Kovid "borrowed" the concept of the new contentserver with the capability to read the book in your browser, from the alternative contentserver COPS: http://blog.slucas.fr/en/oss/calibre-opds-php-server
The old Calibre contentserver was taxing my hardware, looked ugly and that's why I switched to COPS a long time ago - slick, responsive and with the capability to read your books inside the browser.

I have a SlackBuild ready for calibre-3 and once I have a free VM to compile a package I will have a look at this new feature. But I am probably not going back, my COPS server is perfect: FBReader on Android understands the OPDS URL and shows me a proper library on my tablet where I can download the books I want to read.. wherever I am.
 
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Old 08-01-2017, 11:48 PM   #8
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I have a SlackBuild that packages the binary distribution, which has all dependencies included:

https://raw.githubusercontent.com/du...bre.SlackBuild
Having an issue with your slackbuild: https://pastebin.com/N6bF0Xge (Been lax with updates. I've got Calibre 3.0 installed, but was trying to package 3.5.)
 
Old 08-02-2017, 01:25 AM   #9
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Here's an updated SlackBuild that will package 3.5.0 from the binary installer:

Code:
#!/usr/bin/env bash

# This will package the latest version of Calibre for Slackware. Run it
# as root. It will download Calibre, package it, and give you a correctly-
# named, ready-to-install Slackware package in /tmp.

set -e

VERSION=$(wget -O - -o /dev/null http://status.calibre-ebook.com/latest)
TMP=${TMP:-/tmp}
PKG=$TMP/package-calibre
BUILD=1dc

if [ -z "$ARCH" ]; then
  case "$( uname -m )" in
    i?86) ARCH=i486 ;;
    arm*) ARCH=arm ;;
       *) ARCH=$( uname -m ) ;;
  esac
fi

rm -rf "$PKG"
rm -rf $"TMP/calibre-installer-cache"

mkdir -p "$PKG/usr/share"
mkdir -p "$PKG/usr/bin"

wget -nv -O- https://download.calibre-ebook.com/linux-installer.py | python -c "import sys; main=lambda:sys.stderr.write('Download failed\n'); exec(sys.stdin.read()); main(install_dir='$PKG/opt', isolated=True)"
LD_LIBRARY_PATH="$PKG/opt/calibre/lib" "$PKG/opt/calibre/bin/calibre_postinstall" --root="$PKG/usr"

for symlink in $(find "$PKG/usr/bin" -maxdepth 1 -type l)
do
	(
	cd "$PKG/usr/bin"
	ln -sf "/opt/calibre/$(basename "$symlink")" .
	)
done

cd "$PKG"
/sbin/makepkg -l y -c n "$TMP/calibre-$VERSION-$ARCH-${BUILD}.txz"
On my system (binary NVidia drivers, -current, ktown), It won't launch on OpenBox, and I could only get it to launch on Xfce by setting QT_SCALE_FACTOR=1 before launching it.

Last edited by dugan; 08-02-2017 at 01:40 AM.
 
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Old 08-02-2017, 01:56 PM   #10
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Here's an updated SlackBuild that will package 3.5.0 from the binary installer:
On my system (binary NVidia drivers, -current, ktown), It won't launch on OpenBox, and I could only get it to launch on Xfce by setting QT_SCALE_FACTOR=1 before launching it.
Awesome, thanks! Should've specified I'm on 14.2. Loaded just fine for me, no variable setting needed.

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Old 08-02-2017, 01:56 PM   #11
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Awesome, thanks! Should've specified I'm on 14.2.
How well does it work on 14.2?

EDIT: Saw your update. That's great news! Thanks for testing.

Last edited by dugan; 08-02-2017 at 02:20 PM.
 
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Old 08-02-2017, 06:32 PM   #12
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I concur. All is working well. Thanks
 
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Old 08-06-2017, 01:36 AM   #13
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Working fine here in 14.2. Thanks dugan for the script.

Just two small things.

1) I think there's a small typo here:

Code:
rm -rf $"TMP/calibre-installer-cache"
2) There's no code to add a slack-desc in the script.
 
Old 08-06-2017, 02:21 AM   #14
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Thanks. The typo is now fixed, and I now also add the slack-desc from SBo.

https://raw.githubusercontent.com/du...bre.SlackBuild
 
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