Chapter 13 - Odoo 15 Development Book

Debugging provides different features for analysis and debugging purposes.

Branch history

The HISTORY tab shows the full history of the branch. You can connect to the builds from here:


In the HISTORY tab, you can see all past actions performed on a selected branch. It will display logs, merges, new commits, and database restores.

Mail catcher

The staging and development branches do not send real emails. If you want to test the email system before deploying any feature into production, you can use the mail catcher where you can see the list of all outgoing emails. The mail catcher will be available in the staging and development branches.

The mail catcher will display an email with the source and any attachments, as shown in the following screenshot:


In the MAILS tab, you can see a list of all the captured mail with all attachments.The MAILS tab will only be displayed in the staging and development branches.

Web shell

From the SHELL tab, you can access the web shell. Here, you can access the source code, the logs, the file store, and so on. It provides all of the shell features with editors such as nano and Vim. You can install the Python package with pip and maintain multiple tabs .With shell access, you can traverse between different directories and perform operations. You can also use the pip command to install Python packages.

Sometimes you need to restart the server or update the module from the shell. You can use the following command in the shell to restart the server:


To update the module, execute the given command in the shell:

Odoo-bin -u my_library --stop-after-init

The previous command will update the my_library module. If you want to update multiple modules, you can pass module names separated by a comma.



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