How to Install Odoo 10 on Ubuntu 16.04

We’ll show you, how to install Odoo 10 on Ubuntu 16.04. Odoo 10 is one of the most popular and most powerful Open Source ERP business software based on the Python programming language. This new version of Odoo includes numerous improvements including new manufacturing apps and faster website operations. Installing Odoo 10 on Ubuntu 16.04 is an easy task if you carefully follow the very easy steps described below. The installation of Odoo 10 on Ubuntu 16.04, should take about 20 minutes.

1. Login via SSH

First of all login to your Ubuntu 16.04 VPS via SSH as user root

ssh [email protected]_address

2. Start Screen Session

At the very beginning, it is best to start a screen session by executing the following command

screen -U -S odoo

3. Update the System Packages

Make sure to always keep your server up to date. Update the OS packages on your virtual server using the following commands:

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

4. Download Script to Install Odoo 10 on Ubuntu 16.04

In this tutorial, we are going to use the script from Yenthe Van Ginneken to install Odoo. You can download the script by running the following command:

wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Yenthe666/InstallScript/10.0/odoo_install.sh

5. Manually Create Script File

Or, you can create a file and copy the following code to the new file (for example, ‘odoo_install.sh’).

nano odoo_install.sh
#!/bin/bash
################################################################################
# Script for installing Odoo V10 on Ubuntu 16.04, 15.04, 14.04 (could be used for other version too)
# Author: Yenthe Van Ginneken
#-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
# This script will install Odoo on your Ubuntu 14.04 server. It can install multiple Odoo instances
# in one Ubuntu because of the different xmlrpc_ports
#-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
# Make a new file:
# sudo nano odoo-install.sh
# Place this content in it and then make the file executable:
# sudo chmod +x odoo-install.sh
# Execute the script to install Odoo:
# ./odoo-install
################################################################################
 
##fixed parameters
#odoo
OE_USER="odoo"
OE_HOME="/$OE_USER"
OE_HOME_EXT="/$OE_USER/${OE_USER}-server"
#The default port where this Odoo instance will run under (provided you use the command -c in the terminal)
#Set to true if you want to install it, false if you don't need it or have it already installed.
INSTALL_WKHTMLTOPDF="True"
#Set the default Odoo port (you still have to use -c /etc/odoo-server.conf for example to use this.)
OE_PORT="8069"
#Choose the Odoo version which you want to install. For example: 10.0, 9.0, 8.0, 7.0 or saas-6. When using 'trunk' the master version will be installed.
#IMPORTANT! This script contains extra libraries that are specifically needed for Odoo 10.0
OE_VERSION="10.0"
# Set this to True if you want to install Odoo 10 Enterprise!
IS_ENTERPRISE="False"
#set the superadmin password
OE_SUPERADMIN="admin"
OE_CONFIG="${OE_USER}-server"

##
###  WKHTMLTOPDF download links
## === Ubuntu Trusty x64 & x32 === (for other distributions please replace these two links,
## in order to have correct version of wkhtmltox installed, for a danger note refer to 
## https://www.odoo.com/documentation/8.0/setup/install.html#deb ):
WKHTMLTOX_X64=http://download.gna.org/wkhtmltopdf/0.12/0.12.1/wkhtmltox-0.12.1_linux-trusty-amd64.deb
WKHTMLTOX_X32=http://download.gna.org/wkhtmltopdf/0.12/0.12.1/wkhtmltox-0.12.1_linux-trusty-i386.deb

#--------------------------------------------------
# Update Server
#--------------------------------------------------
echo -e "\n---- Update Server ----"
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade -y

#--------------------------------------------------
# Install PostgreSQL Server
#--------------------------------------------------
echo -e "\n---- Install PostgreSQL Server ----"
sudo apt-get install postgresql -y

echo -e "\n---- Creating the ODOO PostgreSQL User  ----"
sudo su - postgres -c "createuser -s $OE_USER" 2> /dev/null || true

#--------------------------------------------------
# Install Dependencies
#--------------------------------------------------
echo -e "\n---- Install tool packages ----"
sudo apt-get install wget git python-pip gdebi-core -y
	
echo -e "\n---- Install python packages ----"
sudo apt-get install python-dateutil python-feedparser python-ldap python-libxslt1 python-lxml python-mako python-openid python-psycopg2 python-pybabel python-pychart python-pydot python-pyparsing python-reportlab python-simplejson python-tz python-vatnumber python-vobject python-webdav python-werkzeug python-xlwt python-yaml python-zsi python-docutils python-psutil python-mock python-unittest2 python-jinja2 python-pypdf python-decorator python-requests python-passlib python-pil -y python-suds
	
echo -e "\n---- Install python libraries ----"
sudo pip install gdata psycogreen ofxparse XlsxWriter

echo -e "\n--- Install other required packages"
sudo apt-get install node-clean-css -y
sudo apt-get install node-less -y
sudo apt-get install python-gevent -y

#--------------------------------------------------
# Install Wkhtmltopdf if needed
#--------------------------------------------------
if [ $INSTALL_WKHTMLTOPDF = "True" ]; then
  echo -e "\n---- Install wkhtml and place shortcuts on correct place for ODOO 10 ----"
  #pick up correct one from x64 & x32 versions:
  if [ "`getconf LONG_BIT`" == "64" ];then
      _url=$WKHTMLTOX_X64
  else
      _url=$WKHTMLTOX_X32
  fi
  sudo wget $_url
  sudo gdebi --n `basename $_url`
  sudo ln -s /usr/local/bin/wkhtmltopdf /usr/bin
  sudo ln -s /usr/local/bin/wkhtmltoimage /usr/bin
else
  echo "Wkhtmltopdf isn't installed due to the choice of the user!"
fi
	
echo -e "\n---- Create ODOO system user ----"
sudo adduser --system --quiet --shell=/bin/bash --home=$OE_HOME --gecos 'ODOO' --group $OE_USER
#The user should also be added to the sudo'ers group.
sudo adduser $OE_USER sudo

echo -e "\n---- Create Log directory ----"
sudo mkdir /var/log/$OE_USER
sudo chown $OE_USER:$OE_USER /var/log/$OE_USER

#--------------------------------------------------
# Install ODOO
#--------------------------------------------------
echo -e "\n==== Installing ODOO Server ===="
sudo git clone --depth 1 --branch $OE_VERSION https://www.github.com/odoo/odoo $OE_HOME_EXT/

if [ $IS_ENTERPRISE = "True" ]; then
    # Odoo Enterprise install!
    echo -e "\n--- Create symlink for node"
    sudo ln -s /usr/bin/nodejs /usr/bin/node
    sudo su $OE_USER -c "mkdir $OE_HOME/enterprise"
    sudo su $OE_USER -c "mkdir $OE_HOME/enterprise/addons"

    echo -e "\n---- Adding Enterprise code under $OE_HOME/enterprise/addons ----"
    sudo git clone --depth 1 --branch 10.0 https://www.github.com/odoo/enterprise "$OE_HOME/enterprise/addons"

    echo -e "\n---- Installing Enterprise specific libraries ----"
    sudo apt-get install nodejs npm
    sudo npm install -g less
    sudo npm install -g less-plugin-clean-css
else
    echo -e "\n---- Create custom module directory ----"
    sudo su $OE_USER -c "mkdir $OE_HOME/custom"
    sudo su $OE_USER -c "mkdir $OE_HOME/custom/addons"
fi

echo -e "\n---- Setting permissions on home folder ----"
sudo chown -R $OE_USER:$OE_USER $OE_HOME/*

echo -e "* Create server config file"
sudo cp $OE_HOME_EXT/debian/odoo.conf /etc/${OE_CONFIG}.conf
sudo chown $OE_USER:$OE_USER /etc/${OE_CONFIG}.conf
sudo chmod 640 /etc/${OE_CONFIG}.conf

echo -e "* Change server config file"
sudo sed -i s/"db_user = .*"/"db_user = $OE_USER"/g /etc/${OE_CONFIG}.conf
sudo sed -i s/"; admin_passwd.*"/"admin_passwd = $OE_SUPERADMIN"/g /etc/${OE_CONFIG}.conf
sudo su root -c "echo '[options]' >> /etc/${OE_CONFIG}.conf"
sudo su root -c "echo 'logfile = /var/log/$OE_USER/$OE_CONFIG$1.log' >> /etc/${OE_CONFIG}.conf"
if [  $IS_ENTERPRISE = "True" ]; then
    sudo su root -c "echo 'addons_path=$OE_HOME/enterprise/addons,$OE_HOME_EXT/addons' >> /etc/${OE_CONFIG}.conf"
else
    sudo su root -c "echo 'addons_path=$OE_HOME_EXT/addons,$OE_HOME/custom/addons' >> /etc/${OE_CONFIG}.conf"
fi

echo -e "* Create startup file"
sudo su root -c "echo '#!/bin/sh' >> $OE_HOME_EXT/start.sh"
sudo su root -c "echo 'sudo -u $OE_USER $OE_HOME_EXT/openerp-server --config=/etc/${OE_CONFIG}.conf' >> $OE_HOME_EXT/start.sh"
sudo chmod 755 $OE_HOME_EXT/start.sh

#--------------------------------------------------
# Adding ODOO as a deamon (initscript)
#--------------------------------------------------

echo -e "* Create init file"
cat < ~/$OE_CONFIG
#!/bin/sh
### BEGIN INIT INFO
# Provides: $OE_CONFIG
# Required-Start: \$remote_fs \$syslog
# Required-Stop: \$remote_fs \$syslog
# Should-Start: \$network
# Should-Stop: \$network
# Default-Start: 2 3 4 5
# Default-Stop: 0 1 6
# Short-Description: Enterprise Business Applications
# Description: ODOO Business Applications
### END INIT INFO
PATH=/bin:/sbin:/usr/bin
DAEMON=$OE_HOME_EXT/odoo-bin
NAME=$OE_CONFIG
DESC=$OE_CONFIG
# Specify the user name (Default: odoo).
USER=$OE_USER
# Specify an alternate config file (Default: /etc/openerp-server.conf).
CONFIGFILE="/etc/${OE_CONFIG}.conf"
# pidfile
PIDFILE=/var/run/\${NAME}.pid
# Additional options that are passed to the Daemon.
DAEMON_OPTS="-c \$CONFIGFILE"
[ -x \$DAEMON ] || exit 0
[ -f \$CONFIGFILE ] || exit 0
checkpid() {
[ -f \$PIDFILE ] || return 1
pid=\`cat \$PIDFILE\`
[ -d /proc/\$pid ] && return 0
return 1
}
case "\${1}" in
start)
echo -n "Starting \${DESC}: "
start-stop-daemon --start --quiet --pidfile \$PIDFILE \
--chuid \$USER --background --make-pidfile \
--exec \$DAEMON -- \$DAEMON_OPTS
echo "\${NAME}."
;;
stop)
echo -n "Stopping \${DESC}: "
start-stop-daemon --stop --quiet --pidfile \$PIDFILE \
--oknodo
echo "\${NAME}."
;;
restart|force-reload)
echo -n "Restarting \${DESC}: "
start-stop-daemon --stop --quiet --pidfile \$PIDFILE \
--oknodo
sleep 1
start-stop-daemon --start --quiet --pidfile \$PIDFILE \
--chuid \$USER --background --make-pidfile \
--exec \$DAEMON -- \$DAEMON_OPTS
echo "\${NAME}."
;;
*)
N=/etc/init.d/\$NAME
echo "Usage: \$NAME {start|stop|restart|force-reload}" >&2
exit 1
;;
esac
exit 0
EOF

echo -e "* Security Init File"
sudo mv ~/$OE_CONFIG /etc/init.d/$OE_CONFIG
sudo chmod 755 /etc/init.d/$OE_CONFIG
sudo chown root: /etc/init.d/$OE_CONFIG

echo -e "* Change default xmlrpc port"
sudo su root -c "echo 'xmlrpc_port = $OE_PORT' >> /etc/${OE_CONFIG}.conf"

echo -e "* Start ODOO on Startup"
sudo update-rc.d $OE_CONFIG defaults

echo -e "* Starting Odoo Service"
sudo su root -c "/etc/init.d/$OE_CONFIG start"
echo "-----------------------------------------------------------"
echo "Done! The Odoo server is up and running. Specifications:"
echo "Port: $OE_PORT"
echo "User service: $OE_USER"
echo "User PostgreSQL: $OE_USER"
echo "Code location: $OE_USER"
echo "Addons folder: $OE_USER/$OE_CONFIG/addons/"
echo "Start Odoo service: sudo service $OE_CONFIG start"
echo "Stop Odoo service: sudo service $OE_CONFIG stop"
echo "Restart Odoo service: sudo service $OE_CONFIG restart"
echo "-----------------------------------------------------------"

6. Make the Script File Executable:

After you create the file, make it executable:

chmod +x odoo_install.sh

7. Run the Script to Install Odoo

Run the odoo_install.sh script and wait until Odoo 10 is fully installed:

./odoo_install.sh

8. Configure Odoo 10

Edit the Odoo configuration file and set the master admin password:

nano /etc/odoo-server.conf
admin_passwd = UseStrongPassw0rd

Don’t forget to replace ‘UseStrongPassw0rd’ with an actual strong password. You can generate one from the command line.

9. Restart and Configure Odoo 10

Restart Odoo for the changes to take effect:

/etc/init.d/odoo-server restart

Open http://your-server-IP:8069/web/database/manager and create a new database. After the database is created, you will be redirected to the admin panel.

After the database is created, you will be redirected to the admin panel. Log in as admin user, change its password, configure Odoo, install the modules you need etc.

That’s it. You have successfully installed Odoo 10 on Ubuntu 16.04.


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