Taken from the site,
wkhtmltopdf is an open source (LGPLv3) command line tools to render HTML into PDF and various image formats using the QT Webkit rendering engine. These run entirely “headless” and do not require a display or display service. While this tool is quite cool to use, you have to install the dependences of the said tool in order to get the stuff working.
And this is how to install
wkhtmltopdf in CentOS 6.5
This tutorial intends for the people who, at least, have knowledge in CentOS.
Step 1: Preparation
Login to your CentOS machine. Make sure that you have
root access. It is up to you on how you gain a root access by logging in directly as
root user or do an
su - command.
Step 2: Install Dependencies
Now that I mentioned it, there are two items needed in order to install the
Install the two items with the following command
yum install -y xorg-x11-fonts-75dpi yum install -y xorg-x11-fonts-Type1
Step 3: Install
Next, download the
wkhtmltopdf RPM file.
Alternatively, if your computer is a 32-bit architecture, you may download the 32-bit version available in the Downloads page of the said site.
After the file has been downloaded, run the command:
rpm -Uvh wkhtmltox-0.12.2.1_linux-centos6-amd64.rpm
And if for the 32-bit computers, run the command instead:
rpm -Uvh wkhtmltox-0.12.2.1_linux-centos6-i386.rpm
Step 4: Testing
And now for the test. Run the command (and make sure that the computer is accessible to internet):
wkhtmltopdf http://www.google.com.ph google.pdf
During the generation, it will show something like this:
Loading pages (1/6) Counting pages (2/6) Resolving links (4/6) Loading headers and footers (5/6) Printing pages (6/6) Done
If the command generates the from the website to PDF file successfully, it is obvious that the
wkhtmltopdf is working.
When the latest version of
wkhtmltopdf is available, change the version number accordingly.
Got comments from this post that the host of
wkhtmltopdf site has been moved. I updated it accordingly. Thanks!