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asked 2012-09-10 19:08:05 +0100

anonymous user


updated 2015-10-25 05:53:16 +0100

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Am trying to convert a .doc file to .html using libreoffice. Works fine via command line, but not when running within context of web server. My invocation of libreoffice is essentially:

'/opt/libreoffice3.6/program/soffice --headless -env:UserInstallation=file:///tmp/foobar --convert-to html:HTML (StarWriter) -outdir /someplace /someplace/test.doc'

This fails with following error: UNO Exception: cannot open file:///root/.ure/types.rdb: 13

If I chmod 777 /root, then everything works ok, but I'd rather not do that. Is there an environment variable that I could set so that I can point it to find the .ure directory?

By the way the web server is running as nobody.


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Does /tmp/foobar exist? Obviously, LO doesn't honor the UserInstallation option. Does it work if you set that property globally (see the linked wiki page)?

tohuwawohu gravatar imagetohuwawohu ( 2012-09-11 16:55:38 +0100 )edit

Yes /tmp/foobar exists - has the appropriate files in it. Libreoffice does honor the UserInstallation option to an extent. It is able to find the files in /tmp/foobar and runs ok if there are global write access on /root. I tried specifying the path via the bootstraprc file, but that didn't work.

Ted gravatar imageTed ( 2012-09-13 20:53:36 +0100 )edit

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answered 2013-03-02 06:24:23 +0100

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Hi Anonymous,

  1. What happens if you try your command-line invocation using the latest release?
  2. What OS are you using? "file:///" doesn't sound like it would work on any unix-y system. What happens if you try '-env:UserInstallation=/tmp/foobar' instead?
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Anon -- still interested in an Answer here?

qubit gravatar imagequbit ( 2013-03-12 00:26:44 +0100 )edit

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