Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 848029
convertion of book fails
Last modified: 2012-10-06 13:30:22 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.
It seems like it did produce the converted file ok?
Can you check with the version in updates-testing?
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.
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.
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?
This bug was already filed upstream.
Happens only with xfce < 4.10. Workaround is deleting ~/.ICEauthority before converting the book.
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. ;(
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).
Well, xfce 4.10 is already available in my side repo:
for fedora-16 and fedora-17.
Fedora 18 will ship with 4.10.
I guess there's nothing much for us to do here...