Reporting too for Lamp app needed

I am in need of a tool that I can use to create basic reports. I don’t need bells and whistles, just headers, detail lines, footers, subgroup sums, etc. It needs to be able to output to a PDF file without user intervention. IOW I need the user to be able to press a ‘Print Report’ button and a PDF file gets generated. I’ve looked at Reportico, which does exactly that, but found the product to be too immature and buggy to be used.

I also prefer to avoid anything-Java, and anything that won’t run on Linux (this a LAMP application, after all).

My predecessor created PDF files line by line, manually, no tools at all used. It works but is extremely time consuming to create reports that way.

Any recommendations would be appreciated.

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