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
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 '17 at 3:01
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    Simply running sudo calibre-uninstall worked for me. – today Mar 24 '19 at 23:04

You can try this:

sudo calibre-uninstall

It works for me.

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    This works for me also – Hoang Trinh Jul 2 '19 at 2:29


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 '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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