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Open & convert .epub files issues
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PostPosted: Mon 20 Jul 2015, 05:11    Post subject:  Open & convert .epub files issues  

I can't open .epub files. Setting run action haven't got them to be opened. They don't open with calibre. Calibre doesn't seem to run at all. I tried it as sfs and as full installed without success.
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PostPosted: Mon 20 Jul 2015, 05:25    Post subject:  

try running it in a terminal
Code:
calibre


the 1.4 version in quickpet should work

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PostPosted: Mon 20 Jul 2015, 05:30    Post subject:  

I generally just convert my epub, mobi or whatever ebook files to text for reading. There are many online converters. Balabolka has a utility which will convert many of these ebook formats to text. The latter can be downloaded from their site, very useful but you will need WINE if working with linux.
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PostPosted: Mon 20 Jul 2015, 06:40    Post subject:  

Code:
sh-4.3# calibre
Loading ICU failed with:  /usr/lib/calibre/calibre/plugins/icu.so: undefined symbol: PyUnicodeUCS4_AsWideChar
Loading ICU failed with:  /usr/lib/calibre/calibre/plugins/icu.so: undefined symbol: PyUnicodeUCS4_AsWideChar
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/calibre", line 19, in <module>
    from calibre.gui2.main import main
  File "/usr/lib/calibre/calibre/gui2/__init__.py", line 7, in <module>
    from PyQt4.Qt import (QVariant, QFileInfo, QObject, SIGNAL, QBuffer, Qt,
ImportError: No module named PyQt4.Qt
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PostPosted: Mon 20 Jul 2015, 06:44    Post subject:  

which calibre version is this?

the one in quickpet works and has all dependencies.

i would remove all versions from /opt and any calibre files in /usr/bin and then use the calibre-1.4.0.sfs

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PostPosted: Mon 20 Jul 2015, 06:58    Post subject:  

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i would remove all versions from /opt and any calibre files in /usr/bin and then use the calibre-1.4.0.sfs


Code:
sh-4.3# calibre
sh: calibre: command not found
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PostPosted: Mon 20 Jul 2015, 08:25    Post subject:  

Did you right click and load that file?
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PostPosted: Mon 20 Jul 2015, 08:38    Post subject:  

I unloaded and reloaded sfs and now calibre runs and opens epubs. But:

When I click on an epub, it doesn't open. I need right-click and choose "open with" and select "calibre" to open it.

When I open epubs, they are viewed fine. But I tried to convert one to pdf, and the letter size was maximized too much.

It says "Update found: 2.32.1". Should I update it?
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PostPosted: Mon 20 Jul 2015, 08:45    Post subject:  

right click on an epub file and choose set run action ....
Code:
 calibre "$@"


don't update calibre ...the latest one doesn't work on tahrpup

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PostPosted: Mon 20 Jul 2015, 08:58    Post subject:  

It worked. Thanks a lot. Now the only problem is about converting files. The created pdf has more than the treble number of pages than the original epub. Because of the maximized size of letters.
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PostPosted: Mon 20 Jul 2015, 09:07    Post subject:  

Then if not an online solution, maybe try the binary here. Yep! You'll need a Java sfs now.
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PostPosted: Mon 20 Jul 2015, 12:02    Post subject: Re: Can't open .epub files
Subject description: FBReader works well
 

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I can't open .epub files. Setting run action haven't got them to be opened. They don't open with calibre. Calibre doesn't seem to run at all. I tried it as sfs and as full installed without success.

FBReader works well. I can't find the 0.99 version on line; it's by technosaurus.
I can send it to you. Will look on another hard drive.

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PostPosted: Mon 20 Jul 2015, 14:30    Post subject:  

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Then if not an online solution, maybe try the binary here. Yep! You'll need a Java sfs now.


epub2pdf created a pdf with large sized letters, too. The online solution got a better pdf file, but still not same page style with original epub.
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PostPosted: Tue 21 Jul 2015, 09:25    Post subject:  

The maximized letters' size problem is not a Puppy problem. I used calibre to convert an epub to pdf at Lubuntu and the result was quite the same.
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PostPosted: Wed 22 Jul 2015, 10:16    Post subject:  

I use the Firefox epub add on if I read them on my PC or via my Kobo Touch
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