Package Details: kindlegen 2.9-7

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Package Base: kindlegen
Description: cli tool to build eBooks that can be used on Amazon’s Kindle platform (binary)
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Keywords: ebook epub kf8 kindle kindlegen mobi
Licenses: custom
Submitter: vially
Maintainer: alerque (flyingpig)
Last Packager: alerque
Votes: 78
Popularity: 0.052212
First Submitted: 2011-07-10 10:09 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2023-08-23 05:42 (UTC)

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tallero commented on 2021-07-24 18:15 (UTC)

@alerque yeah, forgot to update the LICENSE file.

flyingpig commented on 2021-07-02 06:23 (UTC) (edited on 2021-07-12 15:31 (UTC) by flyingpig)

@tallero: Sorry I took so long to reply—I had notifications disabled, so I didn't realize someone had addressed me until now. Someone else has already uploaded the tarball to The MD5 checksum of the .tar.gz file is also 21aef3c8846946203e178c83a37beba1, i.e., the value in md5sums in the initial commit for kindlegen. I've also verified that the sha256 checksum of the tarball and the original tarball match up; they're both


alerque commented on 2020-11-12 13:57 (UTC)

I'm not really okay with this being just a bare binary stuffed on At the very least I'd like to see the whole tarball including the license (which is actually required for Arch packages to include!), and coming back with the same checksum as the one that was last officially posted would be a huge plus. Otherwise there is basically no way to verify that you didn't wrap it with a backdoor in the binary or some nonsense like that.

tallero commented on 2020-11-05 12:57 (UTC)

@flyingpig: could you upload release notes, eula and the other things to so that we will have a "stable" link in the PKGBUILD?

flyingpig commented on 2020-11-01 17:58 (UTC) (edited on 2021-07-02 15:53 (UTC) by flyingpig)

I noticed that the archive link posted only contains the binary. If anyone is interested, here is the old KindleGen 2.9 tarball which contains the release notes, EULA, and more: (dead link; file now removed).

I have problems previewing the tarball without a Google account, but downloads should work fine.

tallero commented on 2020-10-30 02:30 (UTC) (edited on 2020-10-30 10:03 (UTC) by tallero)

@Nomeji adopted and fixed.

Nomeji commented on 2020-09-15 21:30 (UTC) (edited on 2020-09-15 21:30 (UTC) by Nomeji)

If anyone is looking for the file, I've got it from an old hard drive.

You can get it from here :

Could be nice to make the PKGBUILD download from here as well.

kmikolaj commented on 2020-08-31 13:36 (UTC)

Unfortunately the link is now broken.

vially commented on 2014-12-11 17:16 (UTC)

Thanks. Updated the PKGBUILD to fix these issues.

MissingNo commented on 2014-12-11 16:19 (UTC)

Slightly modified PKGBUILD, since the layout of the tar file changed and it wouldn't build for me: