Odoo users and community, followers are very thrilled with the latest Odoo version release of Odoo 11. It comes with more faster, smoother, attractive, user-friendly and self-explanatory user interface, highly improved API, along with a lot of improvements and technical changes in,
||Reporting and Dashboard
|New payment gateways
Follow the below steps to install Odoo 11 on Ubuntu 16.04
Step 1: Update The Server
Make your system Updated using these two commands
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
Step 2: Secure Server
It is common for all versions and many of you may be aware of this, but I'm still including this.
Run this command to make your server/system remotely accessible
sudo apt-get install openssh-server fail2ban
Step 3: Create a System User
Create a system user to run Odoo service. The source code of Odoo will reside in the home directory of this user if you follow these steps
sudo adduser --system --home=/opt/odoo --group odoo
Step 4: Install and Configure PostgresQL database server
sudo apt-get install postgresql
Then switch to the Postgres user:
sudo su - postgres
Create a PostgreSQL user for managing Odoo databases:
createuser --createdb --username postgres --no-createrole --no-superuser --pwprompt odoo
Exit from Postgres user to continue the installation:
Step 5: Install dependencies for Odoo
For the better performance of Odoo, we need Python 3.
We will be installing these dependencies in Python 3. We need pip version 3 for that.
Install pip 3:
sudo apt-get install -y python3-pip
After the successful installation of pip3, Install dependencies using pip3:
sudo pip3 install Babel decorator docutils ebaysdk feedparser gevent greenlet html2text Jinja2 lxml Mako MarkupSafe mock num2words ofxparse passlib Pillow psutil psycogreen psycopg2 pydot pyparsing PyPDF2 pyserial python-dateutil python-openid pytz pyusb PyYAML qrcode reportlab requests six suds-jurko vatnumber vobject Werkzeug XlsxWriter xlwt xlrd
There are some web dependencies for Odoo. like, Node.js and less
Install these web dependencies:
sudo apt-get install -y npm
sudo ln -s /usr/bin/nodejs /usr/bin/node
sudo npm install -g less less-plugin-clean-css
sudo apt-get install -y node-less
wkhtmltopdf is required to generate PDF reports from Odoo. Install ‘wkhtmltopdf’ on your server.
The most compatible version of wkhtmltopdf is 0.12.1
Get it from here,
sudo wget http://download.gna.org/wkhtmltopdf/0.12/0.12.1/wkhtmltox-0.12.1_linux-trusty-amd64.deb
Or from here,
sudo wget https://github.com/wkhtmltopdf/wkhtmltopdf/releases/download/0.12.1/wkhtmltox-0.12.1_linux-trusty-amd64.deb
These two commands will trigger the downloading of the package
If these both ain’t worked for you, There is another version maintained by Odoo. You can download that from here.
Install the package after downloading.
sudo dpkg -i wkhtmltox-0.12.1_linux-trusty-amd64.deb
Then run these two commands to ensure the smooth working of the package
sudo cp /usr/local/bin/wkhtmltopdf /usr/bin
sudo cp /usr/local/bin/wkhtmltoimage /usr/bin
Step 6: Get Odoo
We can either download it from the Odoo’s website or Clone from Github repo
Here we are cloning from Git.
So, first, we have to install Git
sudo apt-get install git
Now, We should change our user as the system user we created for Odoo. otherwise, we will end up with access right related problems.
sudo su - odoo -s /bin/bash
Now we are ready to clone Odoo 11 (this is community only)
git clone https://www.github.com/odoo/odoo --depth 1 --branch 11.0 --single-branch .
Note the '. ' at the end of the command.
This will download Odoo source files to the home directory of the user (/opt/odoo).
Exit from Odoo user to continue the installation:
Step 7: Configure Odoo
At first, we are creating a log file location for Odoo. Odoo will create and maintain its log files there.
sudo mkdir /var/log/odoo
Give the full access to this directory to the odoo user
sudo chown odoo:root /var/log/odoo
After creating log directory, we are going to create a configuration file for Odoo.
There is a configuration file that comes with the Odoo we just downloaded.
We are copying that file to a more appropriate location
sudo cp /opt/odoo/debian/odoo.conf /etc/odoo.conf
We have to make some changes in the configuration file, to edit the file, we are using a text editor called nano
sudo nano /etc/odoo.conf
Here is the example of the configuration file:
; This is the password that allows database operations:
; admin_passwd = admin
db_host = False
db_port = False
db_user = odoo
db_password = False
addons_path = /opt/odoo/addons
logfile = /var/log/odoo/odoo.log
After the configuration file is ready, We have to give the ownership of the file to the Odoo user
sudo chown odoo: /etc/odoo.conf
sudo chmod 640 /etc/odoo.conf
Step 8: Create a service to run Odoo
We have to create a system unit for Odoo So that it can behave like a service.
Create a new file odoo.service at /etc/systemd/system/ just like we created the ‘odoo.conf’ file
sudo nano /etc/systemd/system/odoo.service
You can use this content for your file
# Ubuntu/Debian convention:
ExecStart=/opt/odoo/odoo-bin -c /etc/odoo.conf
Since this is a service, we are giving full rights to this file to root user.
sudo chmod 755 /etc/systemd/system/odoo.service
sudo chown root: /etc/systemd/system/odoo.service
Step 9: Test Odoo
Start the Odoo service
sudo systemctl start odoo.service
You can check the log file of Odoo
sudo tail -f /var/log/odoo/odoo.log
Step 10: Automating Starting of Odoo
This will enable the Odoo service to start automatically at boot time
sudo systemctl enable odoo.service
Step 11: Access Odoo
Open a new browser window and enter HTTP://<your_domain_or_IP_address>:8069 in the address bar
If everything is working properly, you will redirect to Odoo's database creation page.