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sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get -y upgrade

sudo apt-get install -y git libxml2-dev libjpeg-dev libldap2-dev libsasl2-dev libxslt1-dev sudo apt-get install -y python-dev libtiff5-dev node-clean-css node-less libpng-dev sudo apt-get install -y nodejs gdebi python-pip

you may not need it based on how nodejs installs

sudo apt-get install -y npm

sudo apt-get install -y postgresql postgresql-contrib sudo /usr/bin/pip install virtualenv

sudo apt-get install postgresql sudo apt-get install python-psycopg2 sudo apt-get install libpq-dev

Installing wkhtmltox

cd /opt/ && sudo wget && sudo tar xf wkhtmltox-0.12.3_linux-generic-amd64.tar.xz && sudo rm wkhtmltox-0.12.3_linux-generic-amd64.tar.xz && sudo ln -s /opt/wkhtmltox/bin/wkhtmltopdf /usr/bin && sudo ln -s /opt/wkhtmltox/bin/wkhtmltoimage /usr/bin

sudo npm install -y -g less less-plugin-clean-css && sudo ln -s /usr/bin/nodejs /usr/bin/node

DB stuff

sudo su - postgres

// may need to use your machine user createuser –createdb –username postgres –no-superuser –no-createrole –pwprompt odoo

exit ctrl + d

Install odoo

sudo adduser –system –group odoo –home /opt/odoo sudo git clone –depth 1 –branch 9.0 –single-branch /opt/odoo sudo chown -R odoo: /opt/odoo sudo su - odoo -s /bin/bash cd /opt/odoo && virtualenv ./_venv

Changed the line


source ./_venv/bin/activate && pip install -r ./requirements.txt && pip install ./

pip install anybox.testing.openerp

modify odoo config

  • make sure you are using odoo user!

sudo mkdir /etc/odoo

sudo cp /opt/odoo/debian/openerp-server.conf /etc/odoo/odoo.conf && sudo chmod 640 /etc/odoo/odoo.conf && sudo chown odoo: /etc/odoo/odoo.conf

[options] ; This is the password that allows database operations: ; admin_passwd = admin db_host = False db_port = False db_user = hermes db_password = False addons_path = /opt/odoo/clients/heximus-erp/addons,/opt/odoo/clients/general-erp/digi_addons,/opt/odoo/_venv/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/openerp/addons,/opt/odoo/openerp/addons,/opt/odoo/addons


#this will allow to RW to odoo user dir

./openerp-server -c odoo.conf

sudo groupadd dev-odoo sudo usermod -a -G dev-odoo hermes

this line is not necessary and safer other way around

sudo usermod -a -G dev-odoo odoo

sudo chgrp -R dev-odoo /opt/odoo sudo chmod -R 770 dev-odoo /opt/odoo

DB permission fix

sudo -u postgres createuser your_user_name

sudo -u postgres psql

psql commands

ALTER USER your_user_name WITH CREATEDB; \q

add digisertek dependacies

mkdir /opt/odoo/clients git clone general-erp git clone heximus-erp


openerp: database: default@default:default


make sure u add all paths in conf!!!

how to run

change config user to your user

sudo su - odoo -s /bin/bash cd /opt/odoo && virtualenv ./_venv /opt/odoo/openerp-server -c odoo.conf chown -R hermes


odoo-guide installing-psql-deps upgrade-pip psq-install

gods eye view

1. Single time installation

2. Different env installation


  • use new virtual env for each client
  • change shebangs for each client
  • use configs

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