there's no package that provides "python:epub"

Bug #1200717 reported by Miroslav Hadzhiev on 2013-07-12
This bug affects 8 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
python-defaults (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

There's no package that provides "python:epub" like in Ubuntu 12.04.
The package is needed by the Recoll content search tool in order to be capable of indexing ".pdf"-s and other e-books.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.04
Package: python 2.7.4-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.8.0-26.38-generic
Uname: Linux 3.8.0-26-generic i686
ApportVersion: 2.9.2-0ubuntu8.1
Architecture: i386
Date: Fri Jul 12 20:57:27 2013
InstallationDate: Installed on 2013-07-12 (0 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 13.04 "Raring Ringtail" - Release i386 (20130424)
MarkForUpload: True
SourcePackage: python-defaults
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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Miroslav Hadzhiev (xtigyro) wrote :
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Miroslav Hadzhiev (xtigyro) wrote :

I'm talking about this:

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Jean-Francois Dockes (jean-francois-dockes) wrote :

Just for the record: Recoll only uses python:epub for indexing epub files.

Recoll uses pdftotext from the poppler-utils package to index PDFs.

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Miroslav Hadzhiev (xtigyro) wrote :

Okay, but on 12.04 where there's a package that provides this part of Python, Recoll indexes the ".pdf"-s, and on 13.04 without the "python:epub" it DOES NOT.
"pdftotext" and "poppler-utils" are installed, I checked.

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in python-defaults (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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SixedUp (disposable01) wrote :

Doesn't resolve the original problem of python:epub not being packaged, but one can install pip, and then use that to install python:epub

sudo apt-get install python-pip
sudo pip install epub

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