Installing wkhtmltopdf on Ubuntu Server 12.04

25 September 2013

Installing wkhtmltopdf on Ubuntu Server 12.04 to dynamically create PDF documents from HTML.

apt-get install wkhtmltopdf
apt-get install xvfb
echo 'xvfb-run --server-args="-screen 0, 1024x768x24" /usr/bin/wkhtmltopdf $*' > /usr/bin/wkhtmltopdf.sh
chmod a+rx /usr/bin/wkhtmltopdf.sh
ln -s /usr/bin/wkhtmltopdf.sh /usr/local/bin/wkhtmltopdf
wkhtmltopdf http://www.google.com output.pdf

References

  • https://github.com/pdfkit/pdfkit/wiki/Installing-WKHTMLTOPDF
  • http://stackoverflow.com/questions/9604625/wkhtmltopdf-cannot-connect-to-x-server
  • http://stackoverflow.com/questions/8805032/xvfb-run-error-in-ubuntu-11-04

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