Bug 848029 - convertion of book fails
convertion of book fails
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: calibre (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Kevin Fenzi
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-08-14 07:18 EDT by Sebastian Dyroff
Modified: 2012-10-06 13:30 EDT (History)
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Error output from the calibre conversion dialog (21.98 KB, text/plain)
2012-08-14 07:18 EDT, Sebastian Dyroff
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Description Sebastian Dyroff 2012-08-14 07:18:43 EDT
Created attachment 604266 [details]
Error output from the calibre conversion dialog

Description of problem:

trying to convert the Fedora System Administrator's Guide from epub to mobi fails. Error log is attached.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 0.8.50

How reproducible: always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. right click on the System Administrator's Guide ebook, select convert books -> convert individually
2. hit ok.
Comment 1 Kevin Fenzi 2012-08-14 17:05:36 EDT
It seems like it did produce the converted file ok? 

Can you check with the version in updates-testing? 
Comment 2 Sebastian Dyroff 2012-08-14 18:06:52 EDT
In the temporary directory are only 2 files left:


also no mobi file in the calibre library.

I moved my ~/.config/calibre folder away, just in case it is a configuration error. This did not yield to the desired result.

I will try the testing version tomorrow.
Comment 3 Sebastian Dyroff 2012-08-14 18:49:29 EDT
I tried the testing version calibre-0.8.63-1.fc17. It lead to the same error.

I also tried it in a freshly installed kvm vm, still the same error.
Comment 4 Kevin Fenzi 2012-08-15 14:02:55 EDT
Strange, it says: 

MOBI output written to /tmp/calibre_0.8.50_tmp_DgOkKK/ven_R2.mobi

but perhaps it removed it as incomplete. 

Would you be willing to file this upstream? 
Comment 5 Sebastian Dyroff 2012-08-15 18:30:17 EDT
This bug was already filed upstream. 


Happens only with xfce < 4.10. Workaround is deleting ~/.ICEauthority before converting the book.
Comment 6 Kevin Fenzi 2012-08-15 18:36:15 EDT
Ah ha. Very good detective work. 

I wonder if it's worth asking Xfwm4 upstream about fixing it, or if we should simply live with it until 4.10 is rolled out in all Fedora releases. ;(
Comment 7 Sebastian Dyroff 2012-08-15 19:00:30 EDT
For me waiting is fine. I doubt someone is willing to hunt this bug down. Seems as if there are many components involved (xserver, xfce4-session).
Comment 8 Kevin Fenzi 2012-08-15 19:22:03 EDT
Well, xfce 4.10 is already available in my side repo: 


for fedora-16 and fedora-17. 

Fedora 18 will ship with 4.10.
Comment 9 Kevin Fenzi 2012-10-06 13:30:22 EDT
I guess there's nothing much for us to do here...

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