How to install tesseract and xpdf to DO app?

Posted January 28, 2021 368 views
Node.jsDigitalOcean App Platform

tesseract and xpdf helps me to extract text from pdf files and images. While development on the localhost I just used homebrew to install these. I can’t understand how to install them on DO apps.

Should I use components - workers?

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SOLUTION: to install any library to your app on the App platform you need to use docker file. You can not use console with full rights, because you are not a root user.

It should actually be as easy as running sudo apt install tesseract-ocr. I did it a few months back and I remember having trouble with sudo aswell. I believe in the end I just had to reset my sudo password ;-) I struggled a whole day with this at the time.

  • Hi Robert, thanks for reply. Did you had app or droplet? I thought even that sudo is unavailable on apps. Could please tell me where to start to reset the sudo password?