2016-05-02

Experience of Installing Odoo 8.0 on the Ubuntu Platform

    I've tested he installation procedures many times by following Odoo document and google search referral, but there is no successful experience.

    The first problem I met was Ubuntu version. I've installed Ubuntu 16.04. But its default Python is version 3. Odoo needs version 2.7. Many blogs have their own scripts to cope with this issue. But I decided to go back to Ubuntu 14.04 to make my life easier.

    Then I downloaded the .Deb files from Odoo and install by double clicking the Deb file and clicking the Install button. But still,it was not working.

    Finally, go back to "apt-get install" follow some steps in the Odoo installation document with some changes. It works eventually!
 
The steps are:
 
Install postgresql:

sudo apt-get install postgresql-9.3

Install pgadmin3:

sudo apt-get install pgadmin3



Install Odoo on Ububtu 14.04.4

sudo wget -O - https://nightly.odoo.com/odoo.key | sudo  apt-key add -

cd /etc/apt
sudo vi sources.list

Insert "deb http://nightly.odoo.com/8.0/nightly/deb/ ./" into the file

sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get install odoo


 
In this document, there is a section teaching  us how to install in the Deb style Linux:

Deb

To install Odoo 8.0 on Debian-based distribution, execute the following commands as root:
# wget -O - https://nightly.odoo.com/odoo.key | apt-key add -
# echo "deb http://nightly.odoo.com/8.0/nightly/deb/ ./" >> /etc/apt/sources.list
# apt-get update && apt-get install odoo
This will automatically install all dependencies, install Odoo itself as a daemon and automatically start it.
Danger
to print PDF reports, you must install wkhtmltopdf yourself: the version of wkhtmltopdf available in debian repositories does not support headers and footers so it can not be installed automatically. The recommended version is 0.12.1 and is available on the wkhtmltopdf download page, in the archive section. As there is no official release for Debian Jessie, you can find ours on http://nightly.odoo.com/extra/.

Configuration

The configuration file can be found at /etc/odoo/openerp-server.conf
When the configuration file is edited, Odoo must be restarted using service:
$ sudo service odoo restart
Restarting odoo: ok


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