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I cannot for the life of me get Calibre-Web to see ebook-convert. I pulled the binary from a Calibre install, tossed it into /config within the container, and pointed Calibre-Web to the path to it. It's still reporting as not installed.


I consoled into the container to run "ebook-convert --version" to see if it was actually functional at all and it returned an error regarding missing modules. Does it require dependcies? Does Calibre as a whole have to be installed within the container?

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Hi everyone,

I am new to Calibre-web and all code related stuff so please bear with me chaps!


I have started doing my own research on how to set everything up but the challenge here is I am not code oriented so I am struggling to understand the instructions on the Github post and it is taking me forever to progress any single step. Even though I am running Windows for it, I think some of the stuff I need is common to Linux or what needs to be used.


Having in mind the vast majority of you are far ahead from my baby steps so counting on your proven expertise, that would be great if you could guide me through a quick start, some tutorials, useful links somebody with zero idea of coding can understand or maybe even pointing me at the right community or link to find out how to do it.


What I need to achieve, in general terms, is:

  1. Wirelessly convert + sync books to match Kindle e-books accepted formats.
  2. Setting up different users with different permission levels so I can invite family and friends to access my Calibre library
  3. Accessing the UI through a standard URL (non-local hosted) so the assigned users can access everywhere.

So my questions to get there are:

  • Ho to set up "Remote login", which I have enabled from the admin panel but not sure how to access with another user in another device inside my home. Not sure if I need to extra tweak something to achieve that. Kind of lost at this point.
  • Understand the differences between localhost and a hosted Calibre-web site. I have seen around a couple of libraries under custom domains so I would like to know pro's and con's of both methodologies (security issues included) and how to operate with them. Ideally, as I said before, I value the capacity of sharing my Calibre library with family and friends. (I have seen a post before with some piece of code to set a reverse proxy but I really don't know where to write it or what it is really for 😅)
  • SMTP email settings for send to kindle devices. Not sure about this. Can I do this from an email address account I have already i.e.: Gmail or does it need to be something else?

If any of you could throw some light on this I would be everlasting thankful 😀


Many thanks in advance for all your input, feedback, comments and guidance.

Hope you all have a great day!


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Seems like I am not the only one for whom the thing won't convert using the standard setting? I just get a forever spinning circle on a tab called ePubJS Reader


Also, when I access it on my iOS browser - some epubs will open in Books and some won't. No idea why.

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Thanks so much for this container!!!!


I was looking for a web option that allowed me to upload new ebooks, do conversions, and email to device and this works perfectly!


(After using COPs for a while, and trying out Calibre and RDP Calibre.)

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I am trying to set this up and I keep getting the error "DB location is not valid, please enter correct path" when trying to enter the path to my calibre books and database.  I can see the books and the db in the directory and I have set it the same way in the container configuration.  But it still won't work.  Any suggestions?





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You are using the host path instead of the container path. Inside the container it's /books.

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I'm trying to set up this Calibre-Web docker and am using the ls.io version of the Calibre docker. I can reach the Calibre web-UI easily on my ip:8080, however I cannot reach the Calibre-Web web-UI on ip:8083. What could have gone wrong?

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On 3/9/2019 at 12:40 AM, jas0r said:

Has anyone received an internal server error when selecting a menu category? I am getting the below error when I select author, series or category. 

I have tried rebuilding the database with no luck and it works fine in calibre. 


Internal Server Error

The server encountered an internal error and was unable to complete your request. Either the server is overloaded or there is an error in the application.

I am having the same issue.   Did you ever resolve this? 

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Is there any way to have more than one library available in this application?  (e.g. Mystery & Horror)  Or do I have to install multiple containers with one library each?

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