Bug 41686 - libreoffice cli pdf export does not work when libreoffice GUI is running
Summary: libreoffice cli pdf export does not work when libreoffice GUI is running
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 37531
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Printing and PDF export (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.5.0 release
Hardware: Other All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-10-11 07:46 UTC by Marwan Gedeon
Modified: 2012-03-06 04:32 UTC (History)
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Description Marwan Gedeon 2011-10-11 07:46:45 UTC
to replicate
1) Open Writer or Calc using gnome menu
2) call this command: libreoffice3.4 --convert-to pdf myfile.doc
3) nothing will happen, as if having the GUI open interrupted the execution of the command.
Comment 1 Marwan Gedeon 2011-10-25 00:27:21 UTC
any updates?
Comment 2 Björn Michaelsen 2011-12-23 12:41:41 UTC
[This is an automated message.]
This bug was filed before the changes to Bugzilla on 2011-10-16. Thus it
started right out as NEW without ever being explicitly confirmed. The bug is
changed to state NEEDINFO for this reason. To move this bug from NEEDINFO back
to NEW please check if the bug still persists with the 3.5.0 beta1 or beta2 prereleases.
Details on how to test the 3.5.0 beta1 can be found at:

more detail on this bulk operation: http://nabble.documentfoundation.org/RFC-Operation-Spamzilla-tp3607474p3607474.html
Comment 3 jtang613 2012-02-29 11:45:13 UTC
I'm seeing the same issue.

When a GUI instance of LO is running, the convert-to CLI command fails to execute - and usually spawns another GUI window.  This occurs with other CLI commands as well, such as --print-to-file.

(Ubuntu 11.10 x86_64)
Comment 4 sasha.libreoffice 2012-03-06 04:32:12 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 37531 ***