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Compiling ConvertLit on Ubuntu Linux 9.10

So, ConvertLit seems to be a good solution for those looking to convert LIT ebooks into EPUB (well, into HTML, but then into EPUB…). ¬†Unfortunately, the developers seem to be unable to properly make a good source tarball for version 1.8. ¬†Here’s what I did:

  1. Download Version 1.8 source from here.
  2. unzip clit18src.zip -d convertlit
  3. sudo apt-get install libtommath-dev
  4. Download this to the convertlit directory.
  5. patch -p1 -i clit18.source.patch
  6. You should see the clit18/Makefile was patched
  7. cd lib && make && cd ../clit18 && make
  8. the clit binary should be available in the clit18 directory
  9. sudo cp clit18/clit /usr/local/bin/
  10. Use it!

Now I just have to figure out how to convert it to epub.