How to Install Odoo 17 on Ubuntu 22.04

how to install odoo 17 on ubuntu 22.04

In this blog post we’ll explain how to install Odoo 17 on Ubuntu 22.04, step-by-step.

Odoo is an open-source and self-hosted application written in Python and Javascript. The latest stable version of Odoo is Odoo 17 and it offers a variety of features, such as managing customers, products, sales, inventories, accounts, project management, and orders, covering the most important parts of your business. Odoo 17 stores its data in the PostgreSQL database, which will be installed during our installation of Odoo.

Installing Odoo 17 on Ubuntu 22.04 is straigforward process that may take up to 15 minutes. Let’s get things done!


  • A Linux server with Ubuntu 22.04 and at least 2GB of RAM
  • User privileges: root or non-root user with sudo privileges

How to Install Odoo 17: Step 1. Update the System

Every fresh installation of Ubuntu 22.04 needs the packages to be updated to the latest versions available. To do that, execute the following command:

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

Step 2. Install Python and Required Libraries

Before we start with the installation, we need to install some dependencies for PostgreSQL and Odoo itself.

sudo apt-get install -y python3-pip python3-dev python3-venv libxml2-dev libxslt1-dev zlib1g-dev libsasl2-dev libldap2-dev build-essential libssl-dev libffi-dev libmysqlclient-dev libjpeg-dev libpq-dev libjpeg8-dev liblcms2-dev libblas-dev libatlas-base-dev -y

Step 3. Install NPM and CSS plugins

Once the dependencies are installed, we will install package management for the JavaScript programming language:

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

Step 4. Install Wkhtmltopdf

In this step we will install the Wkhtmltopdf command line tool, used for converting HTML pages to PDF files. Run these three commands one by one:

sudo wget
sudo dpkg -i wkhtmltox_0.12.6-1.bionic_amd64.deb
sudo apt install -f

Step 5. Install PostgreSQL

Step by step, we are getting closer to the Odoo installation. Before we install Odoo, we will need to install the PostgreSQL service which is responsible for storing Odoo’s data.

sudo apt-get install postgresql -y

Once installed, start and enable the PostgreSQL service.

sudo systemctl start postgresql && sudo systemctl enable postgresql

To check the status execute the following command:

sudo systemctl status postgresql

You should receive the following output:

root@host:/# sudo systemctl status postgresql
● postgresql.service - PostgreSQL RDBMS
     Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/postgresql.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
     Active: active (exited) since Thu 2023-11-23 03:42:11 CST; 18s ago
   Main PID: 20712 (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
        CPU: 3ms

Nov 23 03:42:11 host.test.vps systemd[1]: Starting PostgreSQL RDBMS...
Nov 23 03:42:11 host.test.vps systemd[1]: Finished PostgreSQL RDBMS.

Step 6. Create Odoo and PostgreSQL users

Next we will create Odoo and PostgreSQL users. To create the Odoo user, execute the following command:

useradd -m -U -r -d /opt/odoo17 -s /bin/bash odoo17

Set the user password for odoo17:

passwd odoo17
New password: YourStrongPasswordHere
Retype new password: YourStrongPasswordHere
passwd: password updated successfully

Make sure to replace YourStrongPasswordHere with a strong password. To create a PostgreSQL user, execute the following command:

sudo su - postgres -c "createuser -s odoo17"

Step 7. Install and Configure Odoo 17

First log in as the Odoo user and clone the latest version of Odoo in the /opt/ directory:

su - odoo17

git clone --depth 1 --branch 17.0 /opt/odoo17/odoo17

Next, activate the Python virtual environment and begin installing the Odoo requirements.

cd /opt/odoo17

python3 -m venv odoo17-venv

source odoo17-venv/bin/activate

pip install --upgrade pip

pip3 install wheel

pip3 install -r odoo17/requirements.txt

Once done, deactivate the environment and create the Odoo add-on directories and Odoo log file.


mkdir /opt/odoo17/odoo17-custom-addons

chown -R odoo17:odoo17 /opt/odoo17/odoo17-custom-addons

sudo mkdir -p /var/log/odoo17

sudo touch /var/log/odoo17.log

sudo chown -R odoo17:odoo17 /var/log/odoo17

Step 8. Create Odoo 17 configuration file

Next we need to create the configuration file for Odoo’s configuration.

sudo touch /etc/odoo17.conf

Open the configuration file with your favorite editor and paste the following lines of code, remembering to change YourStrongPasswordHere to a strong password:

admin_passwd = YourStrongPasswordHere
db_host = False
db_port = False
db_user = odoo17
db_password = False
xmlrpc_port = 8069
logfile = /var/log/odoo17/odoo17.log
addons_path = /opt/odoo17/odoo17/addons,/opt/odoo17/odoo17-custom-addons 

Save the file and close it.

Step 9. Create an Odoo systemd unit file

We now need a Systemd service unit file in order to control our Odoo instance more easily. This lets us easily start, stop and set Odoo to run on system boot. To create the Odoo systemd unit file, execute the following command:

sudo touch /etc/systemd/system/odoo17.service

Open the systemd unit file with your preferred text editor and paste the following lines of code:

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ExecStart=/opt/odoo17/odoo17-venv/bin/python3 /opt/odoo17/odoo17/odoo-bin -c /etc/odoo17.conf


Reload the daemon, then start and enable the Odoo service:

sudo systemctl daemon-reload

sudo systemctl start odoo17 && sudo systemctl enable odoo17

To check the status of the service, execute the command below:

sudo systemctl status odoo17

You should get the following output:

root@host:~# sudo systemctl status odoo17
● odoo17.service - odoo17
     Loaded: loaded (/etc/systemd/system/odoo17.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
     Active: active (running) since Thu 2023-11-23 06:34:36 CST; 6s ago
   Main PID: 44663 (python3)
      Tasks: 4 (limit: 4558)
     Memory: 72.0M
        CPU: 2.406s
     CGroup: /system.slice/odoo17.service
             └─44663 /opt/odoo17/odoo17-venv/bin/python3 /opt/odoo17/odoo17/odoo-bin -c /etc/odoo17.conf

Nov 23 06:34:36 host.test.vps systemd[1]: Started odoo17.

As you can see, the service is up and running. To access your Odoo website, you need to access your server’s IP address in your web browser on port 8069.


Congratulations! You successfully installed Odoo 17 on Ubuntu 22.04. Now you can install modules, add your personal details and get your business up and running through Odoo.

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