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Re: Run wkhtmltopdf under docker

by Landis Arnold <landis@nomadic.net> - 13/04/2017 10:29:43
And a backport your module to 8.0 as well would also be great.

Very cool to put more print controls in as 6ou describe.
wkhtmltopdf was one of the more complicated parts of our installation I recall

Landis Arnold

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From: Ermin Trevisan <trevi@twanda.com>
Sent: Apr 13, 2017 5:08 AM
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Subject: Re: Run wkhtmltopdf under docker

Thanks for that one, really cool. Could you also create a backport to 9.0?


On 13.04.2017 08:53, Miku Laitinen wrote:
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Hi all,

Not related to the original question, but I wanted to pass --disable-smart-shrinking to wkhtmltopdf (for a specific print) without modifying the Docker image or container in any way, so I created a simple module called report_paper_params. It allows you to disable smart shrinking, or specify any other wkhtmltopdf parameter by paper size in Odoo. I hope it proves useful.

On Thu, Apr 13, 2017 at 9:07 AM Jordi Ballester Alomar <jordi.ballester@eficent.com> wrote:
Hi Graeme,

I have tried your approach, and works like a charm :)

Certainly the main issue was the smart shrinking. We are designing the check printing in a standard format called DLT103 - https://github.com/OCA/account-payment/tree/9.0/account_check_printing_report_dlt103 - and the dimensions need to be perfect in order to ensure proper alignment with the checl.

I created a new file 'wkhtmltopdf' as follows:

#!/bin/sh

/usr/local/bin/wkhtmltopdf-bin --disable-smart-shrinking "$@"





On Thu, Apr 13, 2017 at 6:08 AM, Graeme Gellatly <gdgellatly@gmail.com> wrote:
Jordi,

Let me start with the presumption that really your preference is not to dockerize wkhtmltopdf.  I too had similar trouble with stretch, which as its about to become stable I guess Odoo is about to have same problem.

wkhtmltopdf 0.12.5 looks promising however is not here yet.  I am having good results with 0.12.4 however in order to get sizing the same as 0.12.1 need to add --disable-smart-shrinking to the commandline.  It does however resolve the dpi issues on Linux of 12.3 and 12.2.  (Mac still broken, windows idk)

My thoughts are just to write a simple bash script called wkhtmltopdf which takes the arguments, adds the missing option and passes to wkhtmltopdf-bin (renamed binary).
On Wed, Apr 12, 2017 at 7:53 PM, Jordi Ballester Alomar <jordi.ballester@eficent.com> wrote:
Hi! Has anyone attempted to run wkhtmltopdf under a docker container (separate from odoo).

We are struggling to install normal.wkhtmltopdf 0.12.1 in debian stretch, and docker seems so much easier in principle.

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