How to install Caliber on Ubuntu 16.04

More and more users are switching from Windows to Ubuntu and this does not mean that they lose the programs that exist for Windows. On the contrary. One of the programs that many readers will use or be able to use in Ubuntu is Caliber, the popular ebook manager that is giving many users such good times.

Such is its success that Caliber is in the official Ubuntu repositories, So anyone can install Caliber on Ubuntu, though Will it bring everything we want? The truth is that in recent months the Caliber team has been “smart” and in recent months have taken up to three or four new versions of Caliber.

Installing Caliber 2.57 on Ubuntu 16.04

This is a problem for many users because each new version includes bug fixes and support for new eReaders. In Ubuntu 16.04 is version 2.55 of Caliber, a fairly updated version but not the latest. Currently the latest version is 2.57, an interesting version as it supports the latest eReader from the Spanish brand BQ. The installation of this latest version is very simple as we only have to open the terminal and write the following lines of code:

sudo -v && wget -nv -O- https://raw.githubusercontent.com/kovidgoyal/calibre/master/setup/linux-installer.py | sudo python -c "import sys; main=lambda:sys.stderr.write('Download failedn'); exec(sys.stdin.read()); main()"

Once we press integer, the installation process will begin and at the end we will have the new version of Caliber, Caliber 2.57. there is another simple but less official process which involves installing an auxiliary repository that contains the latest version of Caliber but will not always be updated as in the previous method as it is the method proposed by the creator. The installation through an auxiliary repository is done by opening a terminal and writing the following:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:n-muench/programs-ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install calibre

But as we said, this method is unofficial and it doesn’t always secure the latest version of Caliber, something that happens quite often.

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