How to Install Sigil Epub Editor For Ubuntu via PPA

August 2, 2013 — 7 Comments

This simple tutorial shows you how to install Sigil WYSIWYG epub editor on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring, 12.04 Precise via Sigil PPA repository.

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Sigil is a free and open-source EPUB ebook editor. It runs on Linux, Windows and Mac with full EPUB 2 spec and UTF-16 support.

  • Multiple Views: Book View, Code View and Preview View
  • WYSIWYG editing in Book View
  • Complete control over directly editing EPUB syntax in Code View
  • Table of Contents generator with multi-level heading support
  • Metadata editor with full support for all possible metadata entries (more than 200) with full descriptions for each
  • User interface translated into many languages
  • Spell checking with default and user configurable dictionaries
  • Full Regular Expression (PCRE) support for Find & Replace
  • Supports import of EPUB and HTML files, images, and style sheets,
  • Documents can be validated for EPUB compliance with the integrated FlightCrew EPUB validator
  • Embedded HTML Tidy: all imported files have their formatting corrected, and your editing can be optionally cleaned

Install Sigil Epub Editor:

There is only a personal Sigil PPA for Ubuntu users. Now supports Ubuntu 14.10 and Ubuntu 14.04. Supports Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 12.10. Use it at your own risk!

Press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run below commands to add the ppa:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:sunab/sigil-release

For Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 12.04, you’ll need the Ubuntu SDK PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-sdk-team/ppa

After adding the ppa repository, you’re able to install the editor via below commands:

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install sigil

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7 responses to How to Install Sigil Epub Editor For Ubuntu via PPA

  1. Failed on Xubuntu 12.04 ,
    novice user fault?

    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
    sigil : Depends: libqt5concurrent5 (>= 5.0.2) but it is not installable
    Depends: libqt5core5 (>= 5.0.2) but it is not installable
    Depends: libqt5gui5 (>= 5.0.2) but it is not installable
    Depends: libqt5network5 (>= 5.0.2) but it is not installable
    Depends: libqt5printsupport5 (>= 5.0.2) but it is not installable
    Depends: libqt5webkit5 but it is not installable
    Depends: libqt5widgets5 (>= 5.0.2) but it is not installable

  2. Great working 100% on Xubuntu 12.04,after install SDK PPA!

  3. great working on Linuxmint 16

  4. Works fine in Ubuntu 14.04. Without instaling the SDK. Thanks!

  5. Kevin Krumwiede April 23, 2015 at 3:16 am

    Sigil is supposed to have a menu bar, which is the only place to change the font. The menu bar is missing from all the PPAs I’ve found, including this one.

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