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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    – Sekhemty
    May 2, 2013 at 9:41

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You can try this:

sudo calibre-uninstall

It works for me.

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    This works for me also
    – 0xh8h
    Jul 2, 2019 at 2:29
sudo python /usr/bin/calibre-uninstall
sudo rm -rf /opt/calibre
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    It seems the second command is unnecessary, /opt/calibre is already removed by the first command.
    – CodyChan
    Nov 22, 2017 at 3:01
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    Simply running sudo calibre-uninstall worked for me.
    – today
    Mar 24, 2019 at 23:04


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.
    – Vivodo
    Apr 24, 2012 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, 2013 at 11:45

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