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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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