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Grover Cleveland (12-04-18, 05:01 PM)
I'm trying to install calibre to Salix14.2, a Slackware derivative.
I'm using Sourcery. It says:

Fetching

And that succeeds. Later:
tar: /usr/src/slapt-scr/office/calibre/calibre-3.34.0.tar.xz:
Cannot open: No such file.

Looks to me like the package is corrupt. Any ideas? Thanks.
Eef Hartman (12-04-18, 06:19 PM)
Grover Cleveland <deadprez> wrote:
> Looks to me like the package is corrupt. Any ideas? Thanks.


I downloaded and tested the package and it is not corrupt.

What is the tar commandline you used?
Especially: did you use the -J (for newer versions of tar) or
--use-compress-program xz
(which works in all versions) to handle the xz compression?
Henrik Carlqvist (12-05-18, 09:11 AM)
On Tue, 04 Dec 2018 09:01:03 -0600, Grover Cleveland wrote:
> I'm trying to install calibre to Salix14.2, a Slackware derivative.
> I'm using Sourcery. It says:
> Fetching
> And that succeeds. Later:
> tar: /usr/src/slapt-scr/office/calibre/calibre-3.34.0.tar.xz:
> Cannot open: No such file.


I have not used Salix or Sourcery, but the error you get very much
resembles what I sometimes see when using slpkg. You are downloading one
version (3.33.1) and trying to uncompress another version (3.34.0). With
slpkg the solution is usually to do "slpkg update". Maybe there is
something like that also for Sourcery?

regards Henrik
Dan C (12-07-18, 05:55 AM)
On Tue, 04 Dec 2018 09:01:03 -0600, Grover Cleveland wrote:

> I'm trying to install calibre to Salix14.2, a Slackware derivative.
> I'm using Sourcery. It says:
> Fetching
> And that succeeds. Later:
> tar: /usr/src/slapt-scr/office/calibre/calibre-3.34.0.tar.xz:
> Cannot open: No such file.
> Looks to me like the package is corrupt. Any ideas? Thanks.


I'm a huge fan of Slack packages, but.... in this case (calibre) it is
MUCH better to just go to their website, copy/paste the installation
command they provide there into a terminal, and run it. BAM - the latest
version of Calibre installed and working perfectly. Whenever you feel
like updating the version, just do it again.

Seriously, it could not be easier. Works great.
David Robley (12-07-18, 07:00 AM)
On 7/12/18 2:25 pm, Dan C wrote:
> On Tue, 04 Dec 2018 09:01:03 -0600, Grover Cleveland wrote:
> I'm a huge fan of Slack packages, but.... in this case (calibre) it is
> MUCH better to just go to their website, copy/paste the installation
> command they provide there into a terminal, and run it. BAM - the latest
> version of Calibre installed and working perfectly. Whenever you feel
> like updating the version, just do it again.
> Seriously, it could not be easier. Works great.

And, spend an extra minute or so and create a small shell script to do
the job for you.
Grover Cleveland (12-07-18, 07:15 AM)
On Fri, 07 Dec 2018 03:55:07 +0000, Dan C wrote:

> I'm a huge fan of Slack packages, but.... in this case (calibre) it is
> MUCH better to just go to their website, copy/paste the installation
> command they provide there into a terminal, and run it. BAM - the
> latest version of Calibre installed and working perfectly. Whenever you
> feel like updating the version, just do it again.
> Seriously, it could not be easier. Works great.


Thank you sir, that works well. It is a tip I will remember.
Problem solved quickly & easily--I love it.
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