I’m currently working on the new release of calibre-web.
Although I could just keep the package mainly the way it is, I noticed that calibreweb is now released as a pip package and I was wondering if there were any recommandations regarding the best way to do it for Yunohost:
- Should I move to install it via pip? If yes, is there any “good practices” (regarding venv, target directory, etc.) ?
- Or should I keep the “standard” install via github download and manually deal with all the dependencies and so on and stay maybe more aligned with the package philosophy?
- Or in the end, it does not matter, I’m overthinking it and I can do whatever I want because I’m the king of my castle !?
Thanks for your feedback!
Their recommended practices are definitely sound. Virtual envs are needed to avoid conflicting with Python system packages.
Installation via pip (recommended)
- Create a virtual environment for Calibre-Web to avoid conflicts with existing Python dependencies
- Install Calibre-Web via pip:
pip install calibreweb (or
pip3 depending on your OS/distro)
- Install optional features via pip as needed, see this page for details
- Start Calibre-Web by typing
However I’m surprised, the current script already uses pip after downloading the sources:
You should find the balance between maintenance easiness and resources needed for install/upgrade for the end user.
Yes, pip is used to install the python dependencies, but the app itself is just downloaded from the github release assets.
However, since the last release, the maintainer does not release a tar.gz or zip archive as part of the assets anymore (except for the standard source code ones from github) and I was pondering which way to go as it was the occasion to switch.
So I think for now, as long as I can easily download the sources from github, I won’t go for the full pip install, it’s much easier for me!
Thanks for replying!