Install Calibre 2.55 (eBook Management Software) on Linux

Calibre is a free and open-source e-book computer software application suite which runs on multiple platforms, allows users to manage e-book collections as well as to create, edit, and read e-books. It supports a variety of formats (including the common Amazon Kindle and EPUB formats), e-book syncing with a variety of e-book readers, and conversion (within DRM restrictions) from different e-book and non-e-book formats. The latest version of Calibre 2.55 released on April 15, 2016.

1) Install Dependencies for Calibre

Install the below list of dependencies based on your Linux Distribution.

[Install Dependencies for Calibre in Ubuntu/Mint/Debian systems]
$ sudo apt-get -y install glibc xdg-utils python xvfb imagemagick

[Install Dependencies for Calibre in CentOS/RHEL/Fedora/openSUSE]
$ sudo yum -y install glibc xdg-utils python

2) Install Calibre in Linux

Clibre 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, This automatically download and install Calibre into your system.

[For SSL Certificated Installed System]
$ sudo -v && wget -nv -O- | sudo python -c "import sys; main=lambda:sys.stderr.write('Download failed\n'); exec(; main()"

[If your system don't have SSL Certificated Installed]
$ sudo -v && wget --no-check-certificate -nv -O- | sudo python -c "import sys; main=lambda:sys.stderr.write('Download failed\n'); exec(; main()"

[UnInstall Calibre]
$ sudo calibre-uninstall

2) Install Calibre in Mint/Ubuntu

Alternatively we can install Calibre to Ubuntu/Mint system using PPA.

[Install Calibre via PPA]
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:n-muench/programs-ppa
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install calibre

[UnInstall Calibre]
$ sudo apt-get remove calibre

Calibre Welcome wizard, by default it will choose the location for store eBooks and if you want to change the default location you can change here and hit Next button.
Choose your e-book device. If your device is not in the list, choose a “Generic ” device, then hit Next button.
Complete the setup, by hitting Finish button.
It’s Calibre home page, See the bottom of page for version of Calibre. I’m using latest version of Calibre 2.49.

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