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FBReader: An E-Book reader
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muggins

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PostPosted: Fri 09 Nov 2007, 03:08    Post_subject:  FBReader: An E-Book reader  

http://www.fbreader.org/about.php

This is a reader for ebooks. I've uploaded it here: fbreader-0.12.8.pet or here. (1833kbytes).

It also needs liblinebreak.so.1, which is available from Aragon's .pet here.


To run, Menu->Document->E-book reader

Links to ebook sites here:

http://www.fbreader.org/ebooklinks.php

N.B. This is the latest beta version
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muggins

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PostPosted: Fri 18 Apr 2008, 05:00    Post_subject:  

Uploaded v0.8.17.
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muggins

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PostPosted: Fri 20 Mar 2009, 21:49    Post_subject:  

Uploaded v0.10.5.
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dawnsboy


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PostPosted: Sat 21 Mar 2009, 00:08    Post_subject:  

This pet package contains /usr/share/FBReader and /usr/share/zlibrary folders but lacks an executable file. IE FBReader. How is one to execute the program without the proper executable?
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magerlab

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PostPosted: Sat 21 Mar 2009, 05:23    Post_subject:  

FBReader can be installed from the program's site (there's a binary archive)
needs also liblinebreak
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muggins

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PostPosted: Sat 21 Mar 2009, 06:31    Post_subject:  

I'm flabbergasted! The pet installs /usr/bin/FBReader + /usr/lib/linebreak.so.1.
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dawnsboy


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PostPosted: Sat 21 Mar 2009, 07:58    Post_subject:  

There is no /usr/bin/FBReader installed on my system. There is no /usr/bin/FBReader present in the .pet package that I downloaded. Rather odd.

The only files present in the .pet package are /usr/share/FBReader and /usr/share/zlibrary folders with contents. There are no other files included in the package.
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muggins

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PostPosted: Sat 21 Mar 2009, 08:14    Post_subject:  

Hello dawnsboy,

woops! I just remembered the upload was quite sporadic...due to intermittent connection...bear with me & i'll re-upload 2morro.

cheers
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dawnsboy


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PostPosted: Sat 21 Mar 2009, 13:29    Post_subject:  

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Hello dawnsboy,

woops! I just remembered the upload was quite sporadic...due to intermittent connection...bear with me & i'll re-upload 2morro.

cheers


No problem. I figured it had to be something along those lines because you are very reliable with building packages. I do not need it right away (and if I did I would have done it myself). I just grabbed it because the most recent releases have additional features including the ability to conduct a search and download books from inside the application.

Thanks for making that package available.
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muggins

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PostPosted: Sat 21 Mar 2009, 18:15    Post_subject:  

I've re-uploaded it.
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hillside


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Location: Minnesota, USA. The frozen north.

PostPosted: Sat 21 Mar 2009, 20:43    Post_subject:  

Just a note to those who may run into this problem.

I'm running Puppy 4.0 and had to make links of libzltext.so.0.10 to libzltext.so.0.10.5 and libzlcore.so.0.10 to libzlcore.so.0.10.5 to get the reader to work.
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muggins

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PostPosted: Sun 22 Mar 2009, 07:16    Post_subject:  

Thanks Hillside,

I've modified the .pet to include the symlinks,

cheers
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ravensrest


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PostPosted: Sun 22 Mar 2009, 10:40    Post_subject:  

Your pet link is asking me for a password for puppylinux.asia?
BS
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dawnsboy


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PostPosted: Sun 22 Mar 2009, 12:47    Post_subject:  

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Your pet link is asking me for a password for puppylinux.asia?
BS


username=puppy
password=linux

@muggins

I downloaded the new package and all works very well. Thank you.
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DMcCunney

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PostPosted: Mon 23 Mar 2009, 10:42    Post_subject:  

Ah, thank you!

The older 0.8.17 release was running fine here in Puppy, but it's nice to have the newer one.

I think FBReader is the only application that actually uses the linebreak library added in the 0.10.x versions, it isn't included in the FBReader distro, and the only place I could find it was a source archive.

I have a large number of books in Plucker format (about 3,200), and a growing collection of Mobipocket titles, so it's nice to be able to read them in Puppy as well as on my PDA.
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