How to Migrate LibreOffice to Function Compute

$ soffice --convert-to pdf --outdir /tmp /tmp/test.doc
  • Recompile and tailor LibreOffice to adapt it to the built-in gcc and kernel versions of the FC nodejn8 runtime environment.
  • Install libssl3 dependencies that were missing during the runtime.
  • Download and extract it during OSS runtime to override the 50 MB limit for ZIP packages.
  • The example project has been created to support one-click deployment for a quick experience.


brew tap vangie/formula
brew install fun
npm install @alicloud/fun -g

Compile LibreOffice

Start a Compilation Environment

docker run --name libre-builder --rm  -v $(pwd):/code -d -t --cap-add=SYS_PTRACE --security-opt seccomp=unconfined aliyunfc/runtime-nodejs8:build bash

Install the Compilation Tool

apt-get install -y ccache
apt-get build-dep -y libreoffice

Clone the Source Code

git clone --depth=1 git:// libreoffice
cd libreoffice

Configure and Compile

# For compilation of the software program multiple times, this setting can accelerate the progress of subsequent compilations.
ccache --max-size 16 G && ccache -s
# The most important part. Run ./ --help to see what each option means
./ --disable-report-builder --disable-lpsolve --disable-coinmp \
--enable-mergelibs --disable-odk --disable-gtk --disable-cairo-canvas \
--disable-dbus --disable-sdremote --disable-sdremote-bluetooth --disable-gio --disable-randr \
--disable-gstreamer-1-0 --disable-cve-tests --disable-cups --disable-extension-update \
--disable-postgresql-sdbc --disable-lotuswordpro --disable-firebird-sdbc --disable-scripting-beanshell \
--disable-scripting-javascript --disable-largefile --without-helppack-integration \
--without-system-dicts --without-java --disable-gtk3 --disable-dconf --disable-gstreamer-0-10 \
--disable-firebird-sdbc --without-fonts --without-junit --with-theme="no" --disable-evolution2 \
--disable-avahi --without-myspell-dicts --with-galleries="no" \
--disable-kde4 --with-system-expat --with-system-libxml --with-system-nss \
--disable-introspection --without-krb5 --disable-python --disable-pch \
--with-system-openssl --with-system-curl --disable-ooenv --disable-dependency-tracking

Reduce the Size

# this will remove ~100 MB of symbols from shared objects
strip ./instdir/**/*
# remove unneeded stuff for headless mode
rm -rf ./instdir/share/gallery \
./instdir/share/config/images_*.zip \
./instdir/readmes \
./instdir/CREDITS.fodt \
./instdir/LICENSE* \


echo "hello world" > a.txt
./instdir/program/soffice --headless --invisible --nodefault --nofirststartwizard \
--nolockcheck --nologo --norestore --convert-to pdf --outdir $(pwd) a.txt


# archive
tar -zcvf lo.tar.gz instdir
docker cp libre-builder:/code/libreoffice/lo.tar.gz ./lo.tar.gz

Gzip vs Zopfli vs Brotli

docker run --name brotli-util --rm -v $(pwd):/root -w /root -d -t ubuntu:18.04 bash
docker exec -t brotli-util apt-get update
docker exec -t brotli-util apt-get install -y brotli
docker exec -t brotli-util gzip -d lo.tar.gz
docker exec -t brotli-util brotli -q 11 -j -f lo.tar

Install Dependencies

docker run --rm --name libreoffice-builder -t -d -v $(pwd):/code --entrypoint /bin/sh aliyunfc/runtime-nodejs8
docker exec -t libreoffice-builder npm install
docker exec -t libreoffice-builder apt-get install -y -d -o=dir::cache=/code libnss3
docker exec -t libreoffice-builder bash -c 'for f in $(ls /code/archives/*.deb); do dpkg -x $f $(pwd) ; done;'
docker exec -t libreoffice-builder bash -c "rm -rf /code/archives/; mkdir -p /code/lib;cd /code/lib; find ../usr/lib -type f \( -name '*.so' -o -name '*.chk' \) -exec ln -sf {} . \;"

Download and Decompress the Package

ossutil cp $SCRIPT_DIR/../node_modules/fc-libreoffice/bin/ oss://${OSS_BUCKET}/ \
module.exports.initializer = (context, callback) => {    store = new OSS({
region: `oss-${process.env.ALIBABA_CLOUD_DEFAULT_REGION}`,
bucket: process.env.OSS_BUCKET,
accessKeyId: context.credentials.accessKeyId,
accessKeySecret: context.credentials.accessKeySecret,
stsToken: context.credentials.securityToken,
internal: process.env.OSS_INTERNAL === 'true'
if (fs.existsSync(binPath) === true) {
callback(null, "already downloaded.");
co(store.get('', binPath)).then(function (val) {
callback(null, val)
}).catch(function (err) {
const {unpack} = require('@shelf/aws-lambda-brotli-unpacker');
const {execSync} = require('child_process');
const inputPath = path.join(__dirname, '..', 'bin', '');
const outputPath = '/tmp/instdir/program/soffice';
module.exports.handler = async event => {
await unpack({inputPath, outputPath});
execSync(`${outputPath} --convert-to pdf --outdir /tmp /tmp/example.docx`);

Deploy Functions on Fun

ROSTemplateFormatVersion: '2015-09-01'
Transform: 'Aliyun::Serverless-2018-04-03'
libre-svc: # service name
Type: 'Aliyun::Serverless::Service'
Description: 'fc test'
- AliyunOSSFullAccess
libre-fun: # function name
Type: 'Aliyun::Serverless::Function'
Handler: index.handler
Initializer: index.initializer
Runtime: nodejs8
CodeUri: './'
Timeout: 60
MemorySize: 640
SCRIPT_DIR=`dirname -- "$0"`
source $SCRIPT_DIR/../.env
envsubst < $SCRIPT_DIR/../template.yml.tpl > $SCRIPT_DIR/../template.yml
cd $SCRIPT_DIR/../



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