Catalog shows content under symbols

Bug #1066922 reported by sky_kama on 2012-10-15
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Bug Description

When creating a catalog the content is shown under symbols in stead of the first letter it starts with.
See also this topic on forum for screenshots:

Using version 0.92 of calibre
On Mac OS 10.8.8
Language interface is english, of the operating system and also calibre.

See included files.

sky_kama (1skykama) on 2012-10-15
description: updated
Changed in calibre:
assignee: nobody → GRiker (griker)

I am unable to replicate this problem with your database. I am using OS X 10.8.2 (the latest release of Mountain Lion).

Please create the same test catalog again. After the job completes, click 'Jobs' in the lower right corner, then double-click the 'Generate catalog' job to open the job results. Select all of that text, paste it into a new comment on this ticket.

Changed in calibre:
status: New → Incomplete

Please confirm your version of OS X. Click the Apple icon in the upper left corner, then About This Mac. Underneath the large OS X, what is the version?

Also, please reconfirm your version of calibre. When calibre starts, what is the calibre version shown in the lower left?

sky_kama (1skykama) wrote :

Mac OS X 10.6.8
Calibre 0.9.2

Both English UI

I confirmed the failure under 10.6.8.

Changed in calibre:
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
sky_kama (1skykama) wrote :

So it is OS related..

It is just i am not ready for the mountain Lion. I like the snow leopard.

I've submitted a patch that fixes the problem. The patch should be included with the next release of calibre.

If you'd like to try the patch on your machine to confirm it's working correctly, here are the steps to follow:

- Exit calibre
- Download the attached ''
- Open the Applications folder on your Mac.
- Right click on calibre, Show package contents
- Navigate to the following folder: Contents/Resources/Python/site-packages/calibre/library/catalogs
- Copy '' into this directory
- Restart calibre
- Build your catalog
- Report the results

You can delete from post #1.

Here is the patched ''

sky_kama (1skykama) wrote :

O yes! This looks how it should look! It has been fixed!
Thank you!

Kovid Goyal (kovid) on 2012-10-17
Changed in calibre:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
sky_kama (1skykama) wrote :

This bug came back..

This code hasn't changed in months. Attach your metadata.db exhibiting the problem and I'll take another look.

sky_kama (1skykama) wrote :

I have attached the metadata.db.

Mac Os X version 10.6.8, Calibre 09,31, English

sky_kama, I have submitted a patch that should fix this problem under 10.6.8. The fix will be in the next release of calibre, 0.9.34. You may remove your metadata.db file from this ticket.

sky_kama (1skykama) wrote :

unfortunately the bug is nog fixed.

I am still having the same issues with generating a catalogue and the next sexond content of books are listed under 'Symbols'

Please confirm your version of OS X. Click the Apple icon at upper left of screen, then About This Mac. What is the version?

Go to Apple menu | System Preferences… | Personal | Language & Text | Region. What region is selected?

For what it's worth, this bug does not exist under 10.8.x aka Mountain Lion.


sky_kama (1skykama) wrote :

The version i am working on is Mac OSX is 10.6.8 Snow Mountain.

I think I have it this time for sure. I had the right fix, but put it in the wrong place. Fix should be in the next release of calibre (0.9.36).

Fixed in branch master. The fix will be in the next release. calibre is usually released every Friday.

 status fixreleased

sky_kama (1skykama) wrote :

Fantastic! Is it possible to get a pre release build? so i can test it. (if it is not to much work to generate one)

You can patch your local copy to try out the fix:
- Open your Applications folder in Finder.
- Right-click on calibre, select Show package contents
- Navigate to Contents/Resources/Python/site-packages/calibre/library/catalogs
- Copy the attached file into that directory in the calibre package
- Note that there is an existing epub_mobi_builder.pyo file in that directory, you can ignore it
- Try building your catalog.

You can revert your current installation of calibre by simply deleting from the directory.


sky_kama (1skykama) wrote :

Fixed! It looks perfect! Thank you!

Thanks for testing.

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