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Updating Calibre
« on: February 17, 2021, 08:09:57 PM »
 

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The Calibre e-book reader from supported repositories of LL 3.8 is stuck on version 2.55. Is there a reliable way of getting a newer 32-bit version? I really enjoy Calibre on my little Acer Aspire One running LinuxLite 3.8 (as opposed to a bigger laptop, not fitting into a lap). Should I run the instructions for Linux on the Calibre web site or should I add another (unknown) repository to the updates? I am not afraid of running command lines, but the numerous dependencies are off-putting. And I expect the restore points shoud guard me against disasters. NOTE: I use Calibre for open EPUB books only.
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Re: Updating Calibre
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The Calibre e-book reader from supported repositories of LL 3.8 is stuck on version 2.55. Is there a reliable way of getting a newer 32-bit version? I really enjoy Calibre on my little Acer Aspire One running LinuxLite 3.8 (as opposed to a bigger laptop, not fitting into a lap). Should I run the instructions for Linux on the Calibre web site or should I add another (unknown) repository to the updates? I am not afraid of running command lines, but the numerous dependencies are off-putting. And I expect the restore points shoud guard me against disasters. NOTE: I use Calibre for open EPUB books only.

I think the safest option is to try calibre's site instructions, just don't install latest 5.10, that one won't work. If you can, use a VM; install Linux Lite in a VM and try there. Newer Calibre versions require python >= 3.7 and Xenial doesn't have that, I think.  You could also give a try to this https://ubuntu.pkgs.org/18.04/ubuntu-universe-amd64/calibre_3.21.0+dfsg-1build1_all.deb.html, again, it does require newer python so...try in a VM for safety.
If I may ask, do you need something specific from a new Calibre version? Because if you don't and 2.55 is working fine, then maybe the best is to leave it as it is. You could upgrade your system too.
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« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2021, 06:11:53 PM »
 

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If I may ask, do you need something specific from a new Calibre version? Because if you don't and 2.55 is working fine, then maybe the best is to leave it as it is. You could upgrade your system too.
Hope this helps! :)
Thank you for the answer and hint. Yes, I will leave Calibre as it is, since I am using it for open PDF and open EPUB books only. Unfortunately, I cannot upgrade to 64 bits since I have no machine to spare and I do not like double boot or VM. But Calibre is a great application.
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Re: Updating Calibre
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2021, 07:25:32 PM »
 

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If I may ask, do you need something specific from a new Calibre version? Because if you don't and 2.55 is working fine, then maybe the best is to leave it as it is. You could upgrade your system too.
Hope this helps! :)
Thank you for the answer and hint. Yes, I will leave Calibre as it is, since I am using it for open PDF and open EPUB books only. Unfortunately, I cannot upgrade to 64 bits since I have no machine to spare and I do not like double boot or VM. But Calibre is a great application.
Thread can be closed as solved now.

I use Calibre too and been using it for quite some time now. I've tried different readers but none of them is as good. Mark the thread as solved:
1. In your first post, click on Modify
2. Where it reads Select Prefix, select Solved from the drop-down menu.

3. Click on Save. That's it. :)
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