Odoo is one of the most popular and most powerful Open Source ERP business software based on the Python programming language. In this blog article we will show you how to install Odoo 9 on a CentOS 7 VPS. This new version of Odoo comes with many improvements over its predecessor and many new features such us:
- New WYSIWYG website editor
- Drag and drop building blocks
- New payment gateway integration
- Ebay and Amazon integration
- New contract management
- New accounting
- New marketing apps
- Fully responsive and fast design
- Improved dashboards and reports
- Shops and restaurants management
and many more…
Log in to your server as user root
At the very beginning it is best to start a screen session by executing the following command
screen -U -S odoo
and make sure that all services installed on your server are up to date
yum -y update
Odoo uses a PostgreSQL database, so we have to remove MariaDBserver if it is installed
yum remove mariadb mariadb-server
In order to install all Odoo 9 dependencies the EPEL repository must be added to the distribution’s repositories
yum install -y epel-release
Install PostgreSQL server
yum install -y postgresql-server
Once it is installed and started for the first time, we have to initialize the PostgreSQL database
Start the PostgreSQL server and enable it to start at boot time
systemctl start postgresql systemctl enable postgresql
Create new yum repository for Odoo
With the following content
[odoo-nightly] name=Odoo Nightly repository baseurl=http://nightly.odoo.com/9.0/nightly/rpm/ enabled=1 gpgcheck=1 gpgkey=https://nightly.odoo.com/odoo.key
and finally install Odoo 9
yum install -y odoo
This will install the latest version of Odoo and all its dependencies.
After the installation is completed, start Odoo and enable it to start at boot times
systemctl start odoo systemctl enable odoo
Open Odoo’s configuration file and uncomment the ‘admin_passwd’ line to set the admin master password
vim /etc/odoo/openerp-server.conf admin_passwd = YourPassword
Don’t forget to replace ‘YourPassword’ with an actual strong password.
Restart Odoo for the changes to take effect
systemctl restart odoo
In order to print PDF reports, wkhtmltopdf has to be installed on your server. The version of wkhtmltopdf available in the CentOS repositories does not support headers and footers, so we will download it and manualy install wkhtmltopdf from their official website.
Install some wkhtmltopdf dependencies
yum install fontconfig libpng libX11 libXext libXrender xorg-x11-fonts-Type1 xorg-x11-fonts-75dpi
Copy the appropriate rpm file from wkhtmltopdf’s website and install it using the following command
rpm -Uvh http://download.gna.org/wkhtmltopdf/0.12/0.12.2.1/wkhtmltox-0.12.2.1_linux-centos7-amd64.rpm
Now, open a web browser and access Odoo 9 at
http://yourIPaddress:8069 to create a new PostgreSQL database and set a password for the admin user.
Of course, you don’t have to do any of this if you use one of our Linux VPS Hosting services, in which case you can simply ask our expert Linux admins to install Odoo 9 for you. They are available 24×7 and will take care of your request immediately. You may also want to consider reading How to Install Odoo 12 on CentOS 7.
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