Install Odoo 9 on Ubuntu 14.04


Install Odoo 9 on an Ubuntu 14.04 VPSIn this tutorial, we will show you how to install Odoo 9 on an Ubuntu 14.04 VPS.

Odoo is a suite of business applications written in Python. In the new version of Odoo there are major changes in accounting section. Also Fabien Pinckaers and Odoo Twitter feed listed some new features like accounting module rewrite, voice over IP module, an improved forum with social network integration, a much better mass mailing app, etc.
The installation of Odoo 9 on an Ubuntu 14.04 VPS should take about 30 minutes if you follow the very easy steps described below.

Update the OS packages on your virtual server using the following commands:

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get upgrade

In this tutorial we are going to use the script from André Schenkels. You can download the script by running the following command:

wget https://github.com/Yenthe666/InstallScript/blob/9.0/odoo_install.sh

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

$ sudo nano odoo_install.sh
#!/bin/bash
################################################################################
# Script for Installation: ODOO Saas4/Trunk server on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
# 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
#-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
# USAGE:
#
# odoo-install
#
# EXAMPLE:
# ./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: 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 9.0
OE_VERSION="9.0"

#set the superadmin password
OE_SUPERADMIN="admin"
OE_CONFIG="$OE_USER-server"

#--------------------------------------------------
# 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---- PostgreSQL $PG_VERSION Settings  ----"
sudo sed -i s/"#listen_addresses = 'localhost'"/"listen_addresses = '*'"/g /etc/postgresql/9.3/main/postgresql.conf

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 subversion git bzr bzrtools python-pip -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
	
echo -e "\n---- Install python libraries ----"
sudo pip install gdata

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

#--------------------------------------------------
# Install Wkhtmltopdf if needed
#--------------------------------------------------
if [ $INSTALL_WKHTMLTOPDF = "True" ]; then
echo -e "\n---- Install wkhtml and place on correct place for ODOO 8 ----"
sudo wget http://download.gna.org/wkhtmltopdf/0.12/0.12.1/wkhtmltox-0.12.1_linux-trusty-amd64.deb
sudo dpkg -i wkhtmltox-0.12.1_linux-trusty-amd64.deb
sudo cp /usr/local/bin/wkhtmltopdf /usr/bin
sudo cp /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 --branch $OE_VERSION https://www.github.com/odoo/odoo $OE_HOME_EXT/

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"

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 $OE_HOME_EXT/debian/openerp-server.conf /etc/$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 'logfile = /var/log/$OE_USER/$OE_CONFIG$1.log' >> /etc/$OE_CONFIG.conf"
sudo su root -c "echo 'addons_path=$OE_HOME_EXT/addons,$OE_HOME/custom/addons' >> /etc/$OE_CONFIG.conf"

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

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 "-----------------------------------------------------------"

Make the file executable:

$ sudo chmod +x odoo_install.sh

Run the script and wait until Odoo is fully installed:

$ sudo ./odoo_install.sh

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

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

Change the template encoding to UTF8 by running the following commands:

$ su - postgres
$ psql
$ update pg_database set datallowconn = TRUE where datname = 'template0';
$ \c template0
$ update pg_database set datistemplate = FALSE where datname = 'template1';
$ drop database template1;
$ create database template1 with template = template0 encoding = 'UTF8';
$ update pg_database set datistemplate = TRUE where datname = 'template1';
$ \c template1
$ update pg_database set datallowconn = FALSE where datname = 'template0';
$ \q

Restart the PostgreSQL server for the changes to take effect:

$ /etc/init.d/postgresql restart

Then, restart the Odoo service:

$ /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. Log in as admin user, change its password, configure Odoo, install the modules you need etc.

That’s it. You have successfully installed Odoo 9 on your Ubuntu 14.04 VPS.

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.

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  • francesco

    Thank you for you tutorial, great job!
    I’ve just finished installing odoo on my server and I’ve found out some errors (bug) here and there; I was wondering: how can I keep my installation up to date in order to have bug fixed and new features added?

    Thank you!


    • admin

      adminadmin

      Author Reply

      cd to the Odoo installation directory and run:

      git pull

      • francesco

        that’s all?
        wow…thank you! :)


        • admin

          adminadmin

          Author Reply

          Yes, it is quite simple to install Odoo 9 on Ubuntu 14.04


  • alfieqashwa

    can that scrips working in ubuntu 15.10 MATE ?


    • admin

      adminadmin

      Author Reply

      Ubuntu 15.10 comes with postgresql v9.4

      You will need to edit the script and change
      /etc/postgresql/9.3/main/postgresql.conf
      with
      /etc/postgresql/9.4/main/postgresql.conf


  • KKJ

    KKJKKJ

    Author Reply

    https://github.com/Yenthe666/InstallScript/codoo_install.sh

    File location is changed from /blob/v9… to /blob/9.0/odoo_install.sh


    • admin

      adminadmin

      Author Reply

      Thanks for your feedback. The post has been updated.


  • CarlosRamos

    Congratulations on the Great Tutorial !!!
    Simply the best tutorial odoo installation in ubuntu, fully explained step by step, leaving no loose pieces of difficult understanding.

    I have a doubt:

    You can install odoo 9 in the same VPS / Cloud account (Drop / Instance) along with a small site wordpress? Type the Odoo inside a folder!

    Example: Instead of two VPS

    VPS1 2GB => WordPress VPS2 2GB => Odoo

    A single VPS
     
    VPS 3 or 4 GB> with Wordpres and Odoo together

    Thanks for the great tutorial !!


    • admin

      adminadmin

      Author Reply

      Yes, you can host WordPress and Odoo on a single VPS. We have many customers with these kinds of setup. If you need more information about this initiate a chat session or contact us via email.