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SOLVED Install sigil in Mint 17?

Posted: Sat Jul 23, 2016 10:18 am
by sadhu
Using Synaptic in Mint 18 I installed a fairly new version of Sigil, the epub editor.

Is there any easy way to install it in Mint 17? It doesn't exist in the repos. As it happens, I'm running Sigil 7.4 under wine at present, but version 9.5 (I think it is) has more bells and whistles.

TYVM

-sadhu

Re: sigil 9.5 in Mint 17?

Posted: Sat Jul 23, 2016 11:43 am
by richyrich
Only version 8.2 ia available for Trusty / Mint 17x

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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:i2p.packages/i2p

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install sigil

Re: SOLVED Install sigil in Mint 17?

Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2016 3:36 am
by sadhu
tyvm, richyrich

Re: sigil 9.5 in Mint 17?

Posted: Sun Oct 02, 2016 10:47 pm
by xdicey
richyrich wrote:Only version 8.2 ia available for Trusty / Mint 17x

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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:i2p.packages/i2p

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install sigil
Is this good for Cinnamon 17.2 64 bit as well?

Re: SOLVED Install sigil in Mint 17?

Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2016 12:49 am
by sadhu
Should work. Try it and see.

-Sadhu

Re: SOLVED Install sigil in Mint 17?

Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2016 10:37 pm
by xdicey
Yes. It has.

Thanks for the help :).

Re: SOLVED Install sigil in Mint 17?

Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2016 11:24 pm
by sadhu
FYI -- re the latest and greatest version of Sigil:

I run Windows 7 in VirtualBox, so I have installed Sigil-latest there. I really can't see much difference between Sigil versions 8 and 9, but then again I produce only very simple epubs. If I use all of the latest bells and whistles in HTML5, lots of epub readers wouldn't be able render them, anyway.

-sadhu

Re: SOLVED Install sigil in Mint 17?

Posted: Wed Oct 05, 2016 6:38 pm
by xdicey
My epub needs are simple too. I use Moon+ Reader Pro app on my tablet and I like that it allows a bit of customization of my content -mostly minutes, notes etc.

Calibre is wonderful for converting LO or Word docs to epub but does not always render the toc and index the way I laid them out. Sigil works well for editing those epubs. I have to have a 'proper' toc or index for easy locating. This version of Sigil does what I need, so likewise, bells and whistles are overrated where I'm concerned.

Glad I installed it :).