Steps to install wkhtmltopdf with patched Qt (version 0.12.3) (for pdf generation)

On click of PDF button on report you receive error

IOError: No wkhtmltopdf executable found: “”

My environment is Ubuntu. I followed below steps to make it work

$ wget https://github.com/wkhtmltopdf/wkhtmltopdf/releases/download/0.12.3/wkhtmltox-0.12.3_linux-generic-amd64.tar.xz
$ tar vxf wkhtmltox-0.12.3_linux-generic-amd64.tar.xz
$ sudo cp wkhtmltox/bin/wk* /usr/bin/

And you can confirm with:

$ wkhtmltopdf --version
wkhtmltopdf 0.12.3 (with patched qt)

Note normal $ sudo apt-get install wkhtmltopdf installs wkhtmltopdf 0.12.2.4 and ERPNext has requirement for wkhtmltopdf with patched Qt (version 0.12.3)
Sharing this, might be useful to others for installation. Thanks

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PDF generation does not work here, no matter if with or without a letterhead… We get a nginx timeout.

We are using wkhtmltopdf 0.12.4 (with patched qt) - as recommended in https://www.howtoforge.com/tutorial/how-to-install-erpnext-on-debian/ on Debian jessie with bench --version 4.1.0.

How could we further debug this? ERPnext log does not show anything.

“We get a nginx timeout.”

This indicates a network connectivity failure.

A log should confirm this with a traceback.

One test is that wkhtmltopdf runs on the command line.
edit: for eg Wkhtmltopdf failing - #4 by pdvyas

You give bench version, but what erpnext and frappe version?

What have you found or tried to debug your case?

Here’s are lengthy threads with what to try

@rasos Make sure, that wkhtml can access the urls given in the html files. If the server can’t access it’s own IP adress it wont work hint

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Thanks @epe - putting the erp domain names in /etc/hosts did the trick!

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