Odoo V8 is a major upgrade. With Odoo V8 OpenERP is moving into new territories, beyond ERP. Odoo V8 released an open source CMS, a disruptive eCommerce and a Business Intelligence.
In this blog I will show you how easily you can install Odoo V8.
Step 1: Setup your Ubuntu server
After the server started for the first time you need to update the package list of the server.
sudo apt-get update
Above command will downloads the package lists from the repositories and “updates” them to get information on the newest versions of packages and their dependencies.
Now you are ready to start odoo installation.
Step 2: PostgreSQL Server Installation and Configuration
Install PostgreSQL Server using following command.
sudo apt-get install postgresql
Setup a PostgreSQL user for Odoo. You may need to login as postgres user first.
odoo@swapnil-laptop:/$ sudo su postgres
Now create PostgreSQL user Odoo using the following command:
postgres@swapnil-laptop:/$ createuser --createdb --username postgres --no-createrole
Enter password for new role: XXXXXXXXXX
Enter it again: XXXXXXXXXX
Shall the new role be a superuser? (y/n) y
--createdb : the new user will be able to create new databases
--username postgres : createuser will use the postgres user (superuser)
--no-createrole : the new user will not be able to create new users
--pwprompt : createuser will ask you the new user's password
odoo : the new user's name
Step 3: Odoo Server Installation
Installing the required packages. Use following single commands to install all required python libraries.
sudo apt-get install python-lxml python-mako python-dateutil python-psycopg2 python-pychart python-pydot python-tz python-reportlab python-yaml python-vobject python python-dev build-essential python-setuptools python-pip python-babel python-mock python-docutils python-Jinja2 python3-jinja2 python-decorator python-psutil python-pyPdf
Download the latest odoo server source using the following command.
sudo tar -xvzf odoo_8.0-latest.tar.gz
Rename the extracted folder
sudo mv openerp-8.0-1b53469 odoo
Setup odoo using following command
sudo python setup.py install
Step 4: Creating a configuration file for Odoo Server
Copy odoo-server.config file to /etc we need to change it’s ownership and permissions use your system user name in my case its odoo.
sudo nano /etc/odoo-server.conf
sudo chown odoo: /etc/odoo-server.conf
sudo chmod 640 /etc/odoo-server.conf
The above commands make the file owned and writable only by the odoo user and group and only readable by odoo and root.
To allow the Odoo server to run initially, you should only need to change one line in this file. Toward to the top of the file change the
db_host = localhost
db_port = 5432
db_user = odoo // user created in postgres for odoo
db_password = odoo
One other line we might as well add to the configuration file now, is to tell Odoo where to write its log file. To complement my suggested location below add the following line to the odoo-server.conf file:
logfile = /var/log/odoo/odoo-server.log
Once the configuration file is edited and saved, you can start the server manually just to check if it actually runs. You might get some errors because of some missing packages, just install the missing packages and move on.
Step 5: Installing the boot script
For the final step we need to install a script which will be used to start-up and shut down the server automatically and also run the application as the correct user.
Similar to the configuration file, you need to either copy it or paste the contents of this script to a file in
/etc/init.d/ and call it odoo
Copy content of odoo-server to your odoo server boot script.
Do following changes in
Once it is in the right place you will need to make it executable and owned by root:
sudo chmod 755 /etc/init.d/odoo-server
sudo chown root: /etc/init.d/odoo-server
In the configuration file there’s an entry for the server’s log file. We need to create that directory first so that the server has somewhere to log to and also we must make it writeable by the odoo user:
sudo mkdir /var/log/odoo
sudo chown odoo:root /var/log/odoo
Step 6 : Testing the server
To start the Odoo server type:
sudo /etc/init.d/odoo-server start
You should now be able to view the logfile and see that the server has started.
sudo tail -f /var/log/odoo/odoo-server.log
If the log file looks OK, now point your web browser at the domain or IP address of your Odoo server (or localhost if you are on the same machine) and use port 8069. The url will look something like this:
Step 7: Automating Odoo startup and shutdown
If everything above seems to be working OK, the final step is make the script start and stop automatically with the Ubuntu Server. To do this type:
sudo update-rc.d odoo-server defaults
You can now try rebooting you server if you like. Odoo should be running by the time you log back in.
For Amazon EC2 you need to allow 8069 port in your EC2 Security Group.
Hope you find this tutorial helpful. Feel free to ask questions! Don’t forget to like or to leave a comment if its really help you.