How To Install calibre on Debian 10

In this tutorial we learn how to install calibre on Debian 10. calibre is powerful and easy to use e-book manager

Introduction

In this tutorial we learn how to install calibre on Debian 10.

What is calibre

Calibre is a complete e-library solution. It includes library management, format conversion, news feeds to e-book conversion, e-book viewer and editor, and e-book reader sync features. . Calibre is primarily an e-book cataloging program. It manages your e-book collection for you. It is designed around the concept of the logical book, i.e. a single entry in the database that may correspond to e-books in several formats. It also supports conversion to and from a dozen different e-book formats. . Calibre supports almost every single e-Reader (e.g., Kindle, Kobo, Nook) and is compatible with more devices with every update. Calibre can transfer your e-books from one device to another in seconds, wirelessly or with a cable. It will send the best file format for your device converting it if needed, automatically. . Calibre can automatically fetch news from a number of websites/RSS feeds, format the news into a e-book and upload to a connected device. . Calibre has also a built-in e-book viewer that can display all the major e-book formats.

There are three ways to install calibre on Debian 10. We can use apt-get, apt and aptitude. In the following sections we will describe each method. You can choose one of them.

Install calibre Using apt-get

Update apt database with apt-get using the following command.

sudo apt-get update

After updating apt database, We can install calibre using apt-get by running the following command:

sudo apt-get -y install calibre

Install calibre Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

After updating apt database, We can install calibre using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install calibre

Install calibre Using aptitude

If you want to follow this method, you might need to install aptitude first since aptitude is usually not installed by default on Debian. Update apt database with aptitude using the following command.

sudo aptitude update

After updating apt database, We can install calibre using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install calibre

How To Uninstall calibre on Debian 10

To uninstall only the calibre package we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get remove calibre

Uninstall calibre And Its Dependencies

To uninstall calibre and its dependencies that are no longer needed by Debian 10, we can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove calibre

Remove calibre Configurations and Data

To remove calibre configuration and data from Debian 10 we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y purge calibre

Remove calibre configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

We can use the following command to remove calibre configurations, data and all of its dependencies, we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge calibre

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Summary

In this tutorial we learn how to install calibre on Debian 10 using different package management tools like apt, apt-get and aptitude.