Ubuntu 20.04.2 and Data Conversion Tool

July 29, 2021

 

After upgrading or moving on to Ubuntu 20.04.2 the Data Conversion Tool fails using the tesseract module. 

You will encounter an error like...

 
 Error converting page 1 of SOMEFILENAME.tif: Unable to load library 'libtesseract.so.3': Native library (linux-x86-64/libtesseract.so.3) not found in resource path.
 
This is due to a change in UBUNTU and lack of libpng12-0  which has been a problem since 18.04.
 
We will correct this with the next full release of the Toolkit but until then (we are moving servers and office locations at present) please use the following fixes found on the internet.