The Shady ODF is no more Shady enough (ODF Filter for CUPS)

May 4, 2009

*trumpets and drums*
The Filter Code!
And thus, we have a filter for ODF!

The part that lagged this was the lack of my knowledge to do a chmod on the filter so that it could be written and read by all,
and SELINUX , and the lack of knowledge that a filter cant write to user directories (that was the biggest part, as the sample program would work but this wouldn’t)

Anyway, what you should do to make it work ( I will make a package for this soon)

1) Open terminal in SU mode 'gedit /etc/cups/odftops.types'
# Local MIME definition for ODT files
application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text odt
and save
2) in terminal/konsole 'gedit /etc/cups/odftops.convs'
# Local ODT to PostScript filter for CUPS
application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text application/postscript 100 odftops
and save
3) again do a 'gedit /usr/lib/cups/filter/odftops'
Paste the pastebin code in it and save
4) now do a 'chmod 777 (or 755) /usr/lib/cups/filter/odftops' under root
and then do a restorecon

and voila we have a odt filter set up. 🙂
of course libabiword is a dependency

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