How To Install lrf2lrs on Kali Linux

In this guide, we’ll discuss How To Install lrf2lrs on Kali Linux. Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update lrf2lrs.

One-liner install command

For those in a hurry, here's a one-line installation command:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt -y install calibre

But if you are interested in the detailed steps with descriptions, the following information is for you.

What is lrf2lrs and what are the ways to install it?

Before beginning this tutorial, you will need access to a server or computer running Kali Linux. This guide was written specifically with a server running Kali Linux in mind, although it should also work on older, supported versions of the operating system.

Also, make sure you are running a regular, non-root user with sudo privileges configured on your server. When you have an account available, log in as your non-root user to begin.

There are several ways to install lrf2lrs on Kali Linux. You can use (links are clickable):

In the following sections, we will describe each method in detail. You can choose one of them or refer to the recommended one.

Install lrf2lrs using apt-get

First, update apt database with apt-get using the following command.

sudo apt-get update

After updating apt-get database, You can install lrf2lrs using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install calibre

Install lrf2lrs using apt

Because lrf2lrs is available in Kali Linux’s default repositories, it is possible to install it from these repositories using the apt packaging system.

To begin, update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

After updating apt database, You can install lrf2lrs using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install calibre

Install lrf2lrs using aptitude

If you want to follow this method, you might need to install aptitude first since aptitude is usually not installed by default on Kali Linux. Update apt database with aptitude using the following command.

sudo aptitude update

After updating aptitude database, You can install lrf2lrs by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install calibre

How to upgrade (update) a single package lrf2lrs using apt-get?

First, you will need to update packages index. Run update command as usual:

sudo apt-get update

Next, to upgrade only the lrf2lrs, e.g. single package, you should use the following format with the apt-get command/apt command:

sudo apt-get --only-upgrade install calibre

Note that this command will not install any new packages! If you wish to install the package if it doesn't exist you may leave out --only-upgrade part.

How To Uninstall lrf2lrs from Kali Linux

To uninstall only the lrf2lrs package you can execute the following command:

sudo apt-get remove calibre

Uninstall lrf2lrs and all its dependencies

To uninstall lrf2lrs and its dependencies that are no longer needed by Kali Linux, you can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove calibre

Remove lrf2lrs with all configurations and data

To remove lrf2lrs configuration and data from your system you can run the following purge command:

sudo apt-get -y purge calibre

Remove lrf2lrs completely (configurations, data and all of its dependencies)

And lastly, you can run the next command to remove absolutely everything related to lrf2lrs package, e.g.: configurations, data and all of its dependencies. Just use this command:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge calibre

Extra info and code examples

Calibre is meant to be a complete e-library solution. It includes library management, format conversion, news feeds to e-book conversion as well as e-book reader sync features. Calibre is primarily an e-book cataloging program. It manages your e-book collection for you. It is designed around the concept of the logical book, i.e. a single entry in the database that may correspond to e-books in several formats. It also supports conversion from a dozen different e-book formats to LRF and EPUB. A graphical interface to the conversion software can be accessed easily by just clicking the "Convert E-books" button. Supported input formats are: MOBI, LIT, PRC, EPUB, ODT, HTML, CBR, CBZ, RTF, TXT, PDF and LRS. Calibre has a modular device driver design that makes adding support for different e-reader devices easy. At the moment, it has support for the SONY PRS 500/505/700 and the iPhone (with the stanza reader software). Syncing supports updating metadata on the device from metadata in the library and the creation of collections on the device based on the tags defined in the library view. If an book has more than one format available, calibre automatically chooses the best format when uploading to the device. Calibre can automatically fetch news from a number of websites/RSS feeds, format the news into a e-book and upload to a connected device. There is support for generating LRF/EPUB e-books. The e-books include the *full* versions of the articles, not just the summaries. Calibre has also a built-in e-book viewer that can display all the major e-book formats.


You now have a full guide on how to install lrf2lrs using apt, apt-get and aptitude tools. Also, we showed how to update as a single package and different ways to uninstall the lrf2lrs from Kali Linux.

See also:

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