Install Odoo 12 on Ubuntu 18.04
In this article, we will explain you have to install Odoo 12 on Ubuntu. Follow 8 easy steps for install Odoo 12 on Ubuntu. It is very easy to install Odoo in Ubuntu. Odoo is a most extensive open-source ERP that provides all business related application. Such as Accounting, CRM, Sales, Purchase, Project, Point of Sale, E-Commerce and many more. So Let’s start how to install and configure Odoo 12 in Ubuntu.
Install Odoo 12 on Ubuntu 18.04
Step 1 Update and Upgrade APT
First of all, update APT list of available packages and their versions. Later, use
upgrade command to actually installs newer versions of the packages.
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
Step 2 Install Prerequisite Dependencies
Next you have to install GIT, Python 3 pip, and other required packages to build Odoo dependencies.
sudo apt install git python3-pip build-essential wget python3-dev python3-venv python3-wheel libxslt-dev libzip-dev libldap2-dev libsasl2-dev python3-setuptools node-less
Step 3 Install & Configure PostgreSQL
Later, you have to install PostgreSQL database server
sudo apt-get install postgresql -y
PostgreSQL access graphical interface, you need to install pgAdmin III.
sudo apt-get install pgadmin3
Setup a PostgreSQL user for Odoo
First, create a user for communicate between Odoo client and PostgreSQL database. You have an open terminal and execute the following command.
sudo su postgres
Create PostgreSQL user same as your system user using the following command.
createuser --createdb --username postgres --no-createrole --pwprompt USERNAME
How to find system user? If your terminal is
[email protected]:/$ then
"twink" is your username.
Next, when you execute the above command, it will prompt you password and confirm password. We will use this password later when we access the PostgreSQL database using pgAdmin III.
Enter password for new role: xxxx Enter it again: xxxx
Later, the terminal asks you for new role be a superuser then provide “y” and press enter.
Shall the new role be a superuser? (y/n) y
Note: If your terminal not asks you for new role then you might need to follow this comment answer.
Finally, the user created. Also, one more command you have to execute and exit it.
createdb stable --encoding=UNICODE exit
Access PostgreSQL database using pgAdmin III
Open pgAdmin III, Goto File > Add Server. It opens the configuration window. Here you have to configure the same as below screen. Name and host set localhost. Rest of two username and password enter as per above configured.
Now your PostgresSQL and PgAdmin III configured, and they communicated.
Step 4 Download Odoo 12
Go to workspace path
cd /home/twink/workspace // here "twink" is a username
Download Odoo 12 source code from Github
git clone https://www.github.com/odoo/odoo --depth 1 --branch 12.0 --single-branch
Alternate you can download ZIP file from Github Odoo Repository.
Step 5 Install Python depended modules
Once the source code downloaded, You have to go to that directory. Here you see
requirement.txt file. Python dependencies listed in the
requirements.txt file. You have to execute the below command to install depended Python modules using
cd /12.0 sudo pip3 install -r requirements.txt
Step 6 Install Wkhtmltopdf
Download and install the Wkhtmltopdf package. The recommended version is 0.12.5 and is available on the wkhtmltopdf download page, in the archive section.
wget https://builds.wkhtmltopdf.org/0.12.1.3/wkhtmltox_0.12.1.3-1~bionic_amd64.deb sudo apt install ./wkhtmltox_0.12.1.3-1~bionic_amd64.deb
Step 7 Start Odoo 12 Server
Even more, you have to find
odoo-bin executable file in Odoo 12. You have to give the following access right to execute.
sudo chmod 775 odoo-bin
Finally, you have to execute the
odoo-bin command to start Odoo 12 in your local machine.
Step 8 Go to Web browser
To access Odoo 12, go to the following URL and create a new database.
This article walked you through the install Odoo 12 on Ubuntu 18.04 in the local machine. Even more, installed PgAdmin III, wkhtmltopdf, and other python dependencies.
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10 Responses Leave a Comment
Installed and works perfectly… Awesome….
I can’t connect PostgreSQL because my terminal not ask me to assign superuser role.
If your terminal not asks you for new role then you might need to execute following command to assign superuser rights to new user.
Try to recoonect PgAdmin again.
How can I run Odoo via LAN?
You probably need to read this thread.
Sorry, it worked
Thanks for your sharing
how can I connect PostgreSQL database using pgAdmin III?
You have to follow Step 3 “Setup a PostgreSQL user for Odoo” and “Access PostgreSQL database using pgAdmin III”.
OSError: [Errno 98] Address already in use
how can I fix this??
Odoo is already running on port and you try to run on same port. There are two option you have
1. Try to run Odoo in another port using
2. You need to first kill Odoo service. Use below command to find Odoo service.
Use following command to kill service
Now you try to run Odoo.