Cyclone3 ODF Validator installation

The Cyclone3 ODF Validator is a standalone validator that can be integrated into Officeshots. As opposed to the ODFToolkit Validator and Office-o-tron, it needs to be installed locally.


  • Perl
  • Perl Sablotron (libxml-perl, libxml-libxml-perl, libxml-sablot-perl)
  • Perl Zip (libarchive-zip-perl)
  • Perl Inline (libinline-perl)
  • Perl Tempfile (libfile-temp-perl)


I will be installing the validator into /opt/ODFValidator. Create this directory and checkout a copy of the validator from the upstream Subversion repository.

# mkdir /opt/ODFValidator
# cd /opt/ODFValidator
# svn co .

The validator uses the Perl Inline package. Create the _Inline directory and make sure that the user that the Officeshots background worker runs as (usually www-data) can write to it.

# mkdir _Inline
# chown www-data:www-data _Inline


Set the path to in www/app/config/core.php

Configure::write('Validator.Cyclone', '/opt/ODFValidator/');

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