Description of problem:
LibreOffice, when run in daemon mode (soffice.bin --headless) for converting documents sent to it by clients creates a zombie process when it has no access to an X server (which it shouldn't need in this case). Apparently, if it's started from within an X session, it doesn't do this, but that won't help someone who wants this to start at boot. The main daemon process seems to work OK, but this zombie wondering about the system is unsettling to some. Please see external bug:
for a reasonably extensive treatment of this bug.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Customer is using 188.8.131.52-15, but it seems to be in the latest Fedora as well.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. This particular customer is using the command line:
/usr/lib64/libreoffice/program/soffice.bin --headless --accept=socket,host=127.0.0.1,port=8100;urp; --pidfile=/var/run/soffice.pid --nologo --nodefault --nofirststartwizard
to start theirs, but according to the other bug report sited above, it seems to do this with any form of "soffice.bin --headless"
A ps issued directly after the above should show you a zombie child.
caolanm->sbergman: sounds like this is your kind of area.
Cannot reproduce with libreoffice-impress-184.108.40.206-16
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.
For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.
If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.