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FS#32051 - Calibre will not convert books with python2-lxml 3.0

Attached to Project: Community Packages
Opened by Doug Newgard (Scimmia) - Thursday, 18 October 2012, 04:10 GMT
Last edited by Allan McRae (Allan) - Thursday, 18 October 2012, 05:42 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Architecture All
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version
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Calibre 0.9.2 will not convert to .mobi format (and possibly others) with python2-lxml 3.0 installed. The cssselector was moved into a separate project (available in the AUR) for 3.0 with lxml providing a wrapper that doesn't seem to expose the same functionality. I filed a bug report upstream, but they will not support their source code, only their binary distribution that provides it's own python libs and it was marked as invalid.

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Closed by  Allan McRae (Allan)
Thursday, 18 October 2012, 05:42 GMT
Reason for closing:  Duplicate
Additional comments about closing:   FS#31857 
Comment by Allan McRae (Allan) - Thursday, 18 October 2012, 04:40 GMT
Apologies - I thought this was regarding the need to fix the dependencies of python2-lxml.

Can you provide a link to the upstream bug report?
Comment by Greg (dolby) - Thursday, 18 October 2012, 05:02 GMT
Sounds like a reason to stop having calibre in the repos.
Comment by Doug Newgard (Scimmia) - Thursday, 18 October 2012, 05:33 GMT
I've got a fix. python2-cssselect needs to be installed from the AUR, and this line needs to be added along with the other sed lines in the PKGBUILD:

sed -i -e "s:lxml.cssselect\ import\ css_to_xpath:cssselect\ import\ GenericTranslator:g" src/calibre/ebooks/oeb/

I know it's not a good fix since it depends on package from the AUR, but that's where the functionality is that used to be in lxml.