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build_tools allow you to automatically get and install all the components necessary for the compilation process, all the dependencies required for the ONLYOFFICE Document Server, Document Builder and Desktop Editors correct work, as well as to get the latest version of ONLYOFFICE products source code and build all their components.

Important! We can only guarantee the correct work of the products built from the master branch.

How to use - Linux

Note: The solution has been tested on Ubuntu 16.04.

Installing dependencies

You might need to install Python, depending on your version of Ubuntu:

sudo apt-get install -y python

Building ONLYOFFICE products source code

  1. Clone the build_tools repository:

    git clone
  2. Go to the build_tools/tools/linux directory:

    cd build_tools/tools/linux
  3. Run the script:


If you run the script without any parameters this allows to build ONLYOFFICE Document Server, Document Builder and Desktop Editors.

The result will be available in the ./out directory.

To build ONLYOFFICE products separately run the script with the parameter corresponding to the necessary product.

It’s also possible to build several products at once as shown in the example below.

Example: Building Desktop Editors and Document Server

./ desktop server

Using Docker

You can also build all ONLYOFFICE products at once using Docker. Build the onlyoffice-document-editors-builder Docker image using the provided Dockerfile and run the corresponding Docker container.

mkdir out
docker build --tag onlyoffice-document-editors-builder .
docker run -v $PWD/out:/build_tools/out onlyoffice-document-editors-builder

The result will be available in the ./out directory.

Building and running ONLYOFFICE products separately

Document Builder

Building Document Builder
./ builder
Running Document Builder
cd ../../out/linux_64/onlyoffice/documentbuilder

Desktop Editors

Building Desktop Editors
./ desktop
Running Desktop Editors
cd ../../out/linux_64/onlyoffice/desktopeditors
LD_LIBRARY_PATH=./ ./DesktopEditors

Document Server

Building Document Server
./ server
Installing and configuring Document Server dependencies

Document Server uses NGINX as a web server and PostgreSQL as a database. RabbitMQ is also required for Document Server to work correctly.

Installing and configuring NGINX
  1. Install NGINX:

    sudo apt-get install nginx
  2. Disable the default website:

    sudo rm -f /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/default
  3. Set up the new website. To do that create the /etc/nginx/sites-available/onlyoffice-documentserver file with the following contents:

    map $http_host $this_host {
      "" $host;
      default $http_host;
    map $http_x_forwarded_proto $the_scheme {
      default $http_x_forwarded_proto;
      "" $scheme;
    map $http_x_forwarded_host $the_host {
      default $http_x_forwarded_host;
      "" $this_host;
    map $http_upgrade $proxy_connection {
      default upgrade;
      "" close;
    proxy_set_header Host $http_host;
    proxy_set_header Upgrade $http_upgrade;
    proxy_set_header Connection $proxy_connection;
    proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-Host $the_host;
    proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-Proto $the_scheme;
    server {
      listen [::]:80 default_server;
      server_tokens off;
      rewrite ^\/OfficeWeb(\/apps\/.*)$ /web-apps$1 redirect;
      location / {
        proxy_pass http://localhost:8000;
        proxy_http_version 1.1;
  4. Add the symlink to the newly created website to the /etc/nginx/sites-available directory:

    sudo ln -s /etc/nginx/sites-available/onlyoffice-documentserver /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/onlyoffice-documentserver
  5. Restart NGINX to apply the changes:

    sudo nginx -s reload
Installing and configuring PostgreSQL
  1. Install PostgreSQL:

    sudo apt-get install postgresql
  2. Create the PostgreSQL database and user:

    Note: The created database must have onlyoffice both for user and password.

    sudo -i -u postgres psql -c "CREATE DATABASE onlyoffice;"
    sudo -i -u postgres psql -c "CREATE USER onlyoffice WITH password 'onlyoffice';"
    sudo -i -u postgres psql -c "GRANT ALL privileges ON DATABASE onlyoffice TO onlyoffice;"
  3. Configure the database:

    psql -hlocalhost -Uonlyoffice -d onlyoffice -f ../../out/linux_64/onlyoffice/documentserver/server/schema/postgresql/createdb.sql

Note: Upon that, you will be asked to provide a password for the onlyoffice PostgreSQL user. Please enter the onlyoffice password.

Installing RabbitMQ
sudo apt-get install rabbitmq-server
Generate fonts data
cd out/linux_64/onlyoffice/documentserver/
mkdir fonts
LD_LIBRARY_PATH=${PWD}/server/FileConverter/bin server/tools/allfontsgen \
  --input="${PWD}/core-fonts" \
  --allfonts-web="${PWD}/sdkjs/common/AllFonts.js" \
  --allfonts="${PWD}/server/FileConverter/bin/AllFonts.js" \
  --images="${PWD}/sdkjs/common/Images" \
  --selection="${PWD}/server/FileConverter/bin/font_selection.bin" \
  --output-web='fonts' \
Generate presentation themes
cd out/linux_64/onlyoffice/documentserver/
LD_LIBRARY_PATH=${PWD}/server/FileConverter/bin server/tools/allthemesgen \
Running Document Server

Note: All Document Server components run as foreground processes. Thus you need separate terminal consoles to run them or specific tools which will allow to run foreground processes in background mode.

  1. Start the FileConverter service:

    cd out/linux_64/onlyoffice/documentserver/server/FileConverter
    NODE_ENV=development-linux \
    NODE_CONFIG_DIR=$PWD/../Common/config \
  2. Start the DocService service:

    cd out/linux_64/onlyoffice/documentserver/server/DocService
    NODE_ENV=development-linux \
    NODE_CONFIG_DIR=$PWD/../Common/config \


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