Error converting from EPUB to PDF

Bug #1689192 reported by Sameer on 2017-05-07
This bug affects 3 people
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Bug Description


Tried to convert EPUB to PDF using all default settings in the latest Calibre version 2.84.0 (Windows x64).

I am trying to convert on my Windows 10 x64 Home Desktop, so no e-reader devices are involved or connected.

This is the error log I get after the failed conversion attempt:-

calibre, version 2.84.0 (win32, embedded-python: True)
Conversion error: Failed: Convert book 1 of 1 (Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies)

Convert book 1 of 1 (Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies)
Conversion options changed from defaults:
  read_metadata_from_opf: u'C:\\Users\\username\\AppData\\Local\\Temp\\calibre_jwfibf\\colve5.opf'
  pdf_sans_family: u'Segoe UI'
  use_profile_size: True
  disable_font_rescaling: True
  pdf_page_numbers: True
  preserve_cover_aspect_ratio: True
  embed_all_fonts: True
  output_profile: 'generic_eink'
  cover: u'C:\\Users\\username\\AppData\\Local\\Temp\\calibre_jwfibf\\hdqugd.jpeg'
  subset_embedded_fonts: True
  verbose: 2
Resolved conversion options
calibre version: 2.84.0
{'asciiize': False,
 'author_sort': None,
 'authors': None,
 'base_font_size': 0.0,
 'book_producer': None,
 'change_justification': u'original',
 'chapter': u"//*[((name()='h1' or name()='h2') and re:test(., '\\s*((chapter|book|section|part)\\s+)|((prolog|prologue|epilogue)(\\s+|$))', 'i')) or @class = 'chapter']",
 'chapter_mark': u'pagebreak',
 'comments': None,
 'cover': u'C:\\Users\\username\\AppData\\Local\\Temp\\calibre_jwfibf\\hdqugd.jpeg',
 'custom_size': None,
 'debug_pipeline': None,
 'dehyphenate': True,
 'delete_blank_paragraphs': True,
 'disable_font_rescaling': True,
 'duplicate_links_in_toc': False,
 'embed_all_fonts': True,
 'embed_font_family': None,
 'enable_heuristics': False,
 'expand_css': False,
 'extra_css': None,
 'filter_css': u'',
 'fix_indents': True,
 'font_size_mapping': None,
 'format_scene_breaks': True,
 'html_unwrap_factor': 0.4,
 'input_encoding': None,
 'input_profile': <calibre.customize.profiles.InputProfile object at 0x00000000028595F8>,
 'insert_blank_line': False,
 'insert_blank_line_size': 0.5,
 'insert_metadata': False,
 'isbn': None,
 'italicize_common_cases': True,
 'keep_ligatures': False,
 'language': None,
 'level1_toc': None,
 'level2_toc': None,
 'level3_toc': None,
 'line_height': 0.0,
 'linearize_tables': False,
 'margin_bottom': 5.0,
 'margin_left': 5.0,
 'margin_right': 5.0,
 'margin_top': 5.0,
 'markup_chapter_headings': True,
 'max_toc_links': 50,
 'minimum_line_height': 120.0,
 'no_chapters_in_toc': False,
 'no_inline_navbars': False,
 'output_profile': <calibre.customize.profiles.GenericEink object at 0x0000000002859978>,
 'page_breaks_before': u'/',
 'paper_size': u'letter',
 'pdf_add_toc': False,
 'pdf_default_font_size': 20,
 'pdf_footer_template': None,
 'pdf_header_template': None,
 'pdf_mark_links': False,
 'pdf_mono_family': u'Courier New',
 'pdf_mono_font_size': 16,
 'pdf_page_margin_bottom': 72.0,
 'pdf_page_margin_left': 72.0,
 'pdf_page_margin_right': 72.0,
 'pdf_page_margin_top': 72.0,
 'pdf_page_numbers': True,
 'pdf_sans_family': u'Segoe UI',
 'pdf_serif_family': u'Times New Roman',
 'pdf_standard_font': u'serif',
 'prefer_metadata_cover': False,
 'preserve_cover_aspect_ratio': True,
 'pretty_print': False,
 'pubdate': None,
 'publisher': None,
 'rating': None,
 'read_metadata_from_opf': u'C:\\Users\\username\\AppData\\Local\\Temp\\calibre_jwfibf\\colve5.opf',
 'remove_fake_margins': True,
 'remove_first_image': False,
 'remove_paragraph_spacing': False,
 'remove_paragraph_spacing_indent_size': 1.5,
 'renumber_headings': True,
 'replace_scene_breaks': u'',
 'search_replace': '[]',
 'series': None,
 'series_index': None,
 'smarten_punctuation': False,
 'sr1_replace': None,
 'sr1_search': None,
 'sr2_replace': None,
 'sr2_search': None,
 'sr3_replace': None,
 'sr3_search': None,
 'start_reading_at': None,
 'subset_embedded_fonts': True,
 'tags': None,
 'timestamp': None,
 'title': None,
 'title_sort': None,
 'toc_filter': None,
 'toc_threshold': 6,
 'toc_title': None,
 'transform_css_rules': '[]',
 'uncompressed_pdf': False,
 'unit': u'inch',
 'unsmarten_punctuation': False,
 'unwrap_lines': True,
 'use_auto_toc': False,
 'use_profile_size': True,
 'verbose': 2}
InputFormatPlugin: EPUB Input running
on C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Temp\calibre_jwfibf\brkmlf.epub
Found HTML cover titlepage.xhtml
Parsing all content...
Parsing titlepage.xhtml ...
Parsing CR!WRXXYATSYN7Q733PS9VMQYQC3QBZ_split_023.html ...
Parsing CR!WRXXYATSYN7Q733PS9VMQYQC3QBZ_split_014.html ...
Parsing CR!WRXXYATSYN7Q733PS9VMQYQC3QBZ_split_024.html ...
Parsing CR!WRXXYATSYN7Q733PS9VMQYQC3QBZ_split_015.html ...
Parsing CR!WRXXYATSYN7Q733PS9VMQYQC3QBZ_split_001.html ...
Parsing stylesheet.css ...
Parsing CR!WRXXYATSYN7Q733PS9VMQYQC3QBZ_split_000.html ...
Parsing CR!WRXXYATSYN7Q733PS9VMQYQC3QBZ_split_016.html ...
Parsing CR!WRXXYATSYN7Q733PS9VMQYQC3QBZ_split_002.html ...
Parsing CR!WRXXYATSYN7Q733PS9VMQYQC3QBZ_split_025.html ...
Parsing CR!WRXXYATSYN7Q733PS9VMQYQC3QBZ_split_003.html ...
Parsing CR!WRXXYATSYN7Q733PS9VMQYQC3QBZ_split_017.html ...
Parsing CR!WRXXYATSYN7Q733PS9VMQYQC3QBZ_split_004.html ...
Parsing CR!WRXXYATSYN7Q733PS9VMQYQC3QBZ_split_005.html ...
Parsing CR!WRXXYATSYN7Q733PS9VMQYQC3QBZ_split_018.html ...
Parsing CR!WRXXYATSYN7Q733PS9VMQYQC3QBZ_split_006.html ...
Parsing CR!WRXXYATSYN7Q733PS9VMQYQC3QBZ_split_007.html ...
Parsing CR!WRXXYATSYN7Q733PS9VMQYQC3QBZ_split_019.html ...
Parsing CR!WRXXYATSYN7Q733PS9VMQYQC3QBZ_split_026.html ...
Parsing CR!WRXXYATSYN7Q733PS9VMQYQC3QBZ_split_008.html ...
Parsing CR!WRXXYATSYN7Q733PS9VMQYQC3QBZ_split_009.html ...
Parsing CR!WRXXYATSYN7Q733PS9VMQYQC3QBZ_split_020.html ...
Parsing page_styles.css ...
Parsing CR!WRXXYATSYN7Q733PS9VMQYQC3QBZ_split_010.html ...
Parsing CR!WRXXYATSYN7Q733PS9VMQYQC3QBZ_split_011.html ...
Parsing CR!WRXXYATSYN7Q733PS9VMQYQC3QBZ_split_021.html ...
Parsing CR!WRXXYATSYN7Q733PS9VMQYQC3QBZ_split_012.html ...
Parsing CR!WRXXYATSYN7Q733PS9VMQYQC3QBZ_split_013.html ...
Parsing CR!WRXXYATSYN7Q733PS9VMQYQC3QBZ_split_022.html ...
Reading TOC from NCX...
Merging user specified metadata...
Detecting structure...
 Detected chapter: CHAPTER 1Past developments and present capabilitie
 Detected chapter: CHAPTER 2Paths to superintelligence
 Detected chapter: CHAPTER 3Forms of superintelligence
 Detected chapter: CHAPTER 4The kinetics of an intelligence explosion
 Detected chapter: CHAPTER 5Decisive strategic advantage
 Detected chapter: CHAPTER 6Cognitive superpowers
 Detected chapter: CHAPTER 7The superintelligent will
 Detected chapter: CHAPTER 8Is the default outcome doom?
 Detected chapter: CHAPTER 9The control problem
 Detected chapter: CHAPTER 10Oracles, genies, sovereigns, tools
 Detected chapter: CHAPTER 11Multipolar scenarios
 Detected chapter: CHAPTER 12Acquiring values
 Detected chapter: CHAPTER 13Choosing the criteria for choosing
 Detected chapter: CHAPTER 14The strategic picture
 Detected chapter: CHAPTER 15Crunch time
Flattening CSS and remapping font sizes...
Source base font size is 12.00000pt
Removing fake margins...
Found 708 items of level: p_3
Found 2017 items of level: p_2
Found 45 items of level: p_6
Found 166 items of level: p_5
Found 51 items of level: p_4
Found 26 items of level: div_1
Found 331 items of level: div_2
Found 82 items of level: div_3
Negative text indent detected at level p_3, ignoring this level
Negative text indent detected at level p_2, ignoring this level
p_6 left margin stats: Counter({u'0': 45})
p_6 right margin stats: Counter({u'0': 45})
Negative text indent detected at level p_5, ignoring this level
Negative text indent detected at level p_4, ignoring this level
div_1 left margin stats: Counter()
div_1 right margin stats: Counter()
div_2 left margin stats: Counter({u'': 14})
div_2 right margin stats: Counter({u'': 14})
div_3 left margin stats: Counter({u'': 82})
div_3 right margin stats: Counter({u'': 82})
Cleaning up manifest...
Trimming unused files from manifest...
Trimming u'titlepage.xhtml' from manifest
Creating PDF Output...
Splitting markup on page breaks and flow limits, if any...
Converting input as a text based book...
Serializing oeb input to disk for processing...
The cover image has an id != "cover". Renaming to work around bug in Nook Color
Rendering pages to PDF...
Processing C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Temp\calibre_jwfibf\hxafjv_pdf_out\CR!WRXXYATSYN7Q733PS9VMQYQC3QBZ_split_000.html...
Loading font: family_name=Times New Roman full_name=Times New Roman postscript_name=TimesNewRomanPSMT subfamily_name=Regular
Processing C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Temp\calibre_jwfibf\hxafjv_pdf_out\CR!WRXXYATSYN7Q733PS9VMQYQC3QBZ_split_001.html...
Loading font: family_name=Times New Roman full_name=Times New Roman Bold postscript_name=TimesNewRomanPS-BoldMT subfamily_name=Bold
Loading font: family_name=Times New Roman full_name=Times New Roman Italic postscript_name=TimesNewRomanPS-ItalicMT subfamily_name=Italic
Processing C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Temp\calibre_jwfibf\hxafjv_pdf_out\CR!WRXXYATSYN7Q733PS9VMQYQC3QBZ_split_002.html...
Processing C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Temp\calibre_jwfibf\hxafjv_pdf_out\CR!WRXXYATSYN7Q733PS9VMQYQC3QBZ_split_003.html...
Processing C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Temp\calibre_jwfibf\hxafjv_pdf_out\CR!WRXXYATSYN7Q733PS9VMQYQC3QBZ_split_004.html...
Rendering failed
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "site-packages\calibre\ebooks\pdf\render\", line 286, in render_html
  File "site-packages\calibre\ebooks\pdf\render\", line 416, in do_paged_render
  File "site-packages\calibre\ebooks\pdf\render\", line 331, in add_links
TypeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute '__getitem__'

Python function terminated unexpectedly
  PDF Output failed, see log for details (Error Code: 1)
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "", line 132, in main
  File "", line 109, in run_entry_point
  File "site-packages\calibre\utils\ipc\", line 195, in main
  File "site-packages\calibre\gui2\convert\", line 33, in gui_convert_override
  File "site-packages\calibre\gui2\convert\", line 26, in gui_convert
  File "site-packages\calibre\ebooks\conversion\", line 1252, in run
  File "site-packages\calibre\ebooks\conversion\plugins\", line 177, in convert
  File "site-packages\calibre\ebooks\conversion\plugins\", line 256, in convert_text
  File "site-packages\calibre\ebooks\conversion\plugins\", line 282, in write
  File "site-packages\calibre\ebooks\pdf\render\", line 242, in dump
Exception: PDF Output failed, see log for details

Upon searching online for the error "TypeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute '__getitem__'" online, it seems like a coding bug, see this link:-

Please advise how to proceed.

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 status incomplete

Changed in calibre:
status: New → Incomplete
Sameer (spremji) wrote :

EPUB File attached.

information type: Public → Private

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

 status fixreleased

Changed in calibre:
status: Incomplete → Fix Released
Sameer (spremji) wrote :

Cool, thanks!

Kovid Goyal (kovid) on 2017-05-09
information type: Private → Public
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