Connecting to LibreOffice with named pipes

I can connect to the sockets very well, but I heard that using pipes is faster when everything is local, so I wanted to try it, but I can't get the connection.

I am starting Libre with

 > soffice --headless --invisible --norestore --nodefault --nolockcheck --nofirstwizard --accept='pipe,name=ooo_pipe;urp;'


And a minimal python script that should work but is not

import uno
from import NoConnectException

pipe = 'ooo_pipe'
localContext = uno.getComponentContext()
resolver = localContext.ServiceManager.createInstanceWithContext("", localContext)
context = resolver.resolve("uno:pipe,name=%s;urp;StarOffice.ComponentContext" % pipe)



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I used socket mode. Just test the pipe on my machine with cmd:

/usr/lib/openoffice/program/soffice.bin -accept='pipe,name=foo;urp;StarOffice.ServiceManager' -nologo -headless -nofirststartwizard -invisible

$ lsof -c soffice|egrep "pipe|foo"
soffice.b 6698 user    3r  FIFO                0,8      0t0 15766935 pipe
soffice.b 6698 user    4w  FIFO                0,8      0t0 15766935 pipe
soffice.b 6698 user   15u  unix 0xffff88009773ed00      0t0 15767001 /tmp/OSL_PIPE_1000_foo


lsof shows that there is a named socket foo and its OK to get a connection in Python. At the start of the experiment, there were cases where foo was not generated and hence was thrown. But after that I cannot repeat this error.

For several years we have been using socket-mode headless spotlight and are very stable and fast enough. It seems that the pipe mode here still depends on the unix socket, so I suggest using socket mode.



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