Plucker-build and Ubuntu

Plucker is a PDB (Palm e-book documents) reader and creator. I use it to convert HTML files to PDB format, so that I can comfortly read them on my PDA. Plucker is part of Ubuntu’s “universe” repository, but it installs rather crippled. Do this to fix it:

sudo su - (type your password to become root)
cd /usr/bin
PYPLUCKER=../lib/python2.4/site-packages/PyPlucker
ln -fs $PYPLUCKER/Spider.py plucker-build
ln -fs $PYPLUCKER/PluckerDocs.py plucker-de
ln -fs $PYPLUCKER/PluckerDocs.py plucker-decode
ln -fs $PYPLUCKER/Decode.py plucker-dump
ln -fs $PYPLUCKER/pluck-comics.py pluck-comics

After doing this, you’ll be able to do:

plucker-build somefile.html > somefile.pdb

to create the files.

dr. Sybren A. Stüvel
dr. Sybren A. Stüvel
Open Source software developer, photographer, drummer

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