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I installed calibre manually under Debian Linux Squeeze. Compare to its functionality, the mime-type problem of calibre drives me crazy! It associates almost everything with itself! Almost everything failed if I try to open some file using xdg-open in a terminal. What a idiot design!

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Please note that the "code" formatting should be used only to wrap actual code or console commands; to just give emphasis you could use italics or bold text. –  Sekhemty May 2 '13 at 9:41
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Try

apt-get --purge remove <package>

package being the calibre package.

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I installed calibre manually, that is to say, by hand, not through apt. –  Exaos Apr 24 '12 at 11:31
    
Due to the fact Calibre updates so often, Calibre recommends a script they publish to install. They recommend against apt and package installers. –  Keltari May 2 '13 at 11:45
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sudo python /usr/bin/calibre-uninstall
sudo rm -rf /opt/calibre
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