Can someone clarify if libreoffice is supposed to be started as a service when alfresco starts? I have inherited an Alfresco installation and libreoffice seems to be running as a service (at least I see an established "soffice.bin" process). However, on a test instance of the same version (5.0.d community), i do not see libreoffice running unless I go through these hoops  to fix the alfresco.sh startup script and the libreoffice_ctl.sh script. If I *don't* make those changes to start libreoffice, then I cannot get a preview of plain text files on this test instance. The production instance seems to work, but I can't tell why or how libreoffice is starting to generate the preview, which works as expected. It does not have those startup script changes. From  and  there seems to be a lot of confusion on what's really happening.
Any info would be appreciated.