How to Install Odoo 13 on Ubuntu 18.04

In this article, we explain you how to install Odoo 13 on Ubuntu. Follow 8 easy steps for install Odoo 13 on Ubuntu. Odoo 13 release on Oct 02, 2019. 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 13 in Ubuntu.

Install Odoo 13 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 twink@ubuntu18:/$ 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

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.

PgAdmin III Configuration (Add Server)
PgAdmin III Configuration (Add Server)

Now your PostgresSQL and PgAdmin III configured, and they communicated.

Step 4 Download Odoo 13

Go to workspace path

cd /home/twink/workspace   // here "twink" is a username

Download Odoo 13 source code from Github

git clone --depth 1 --branch 13.0 --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 pip3.

cd /13.0
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.

sudo apt install ./wkhtmltox_0.12.1.3-1~bionic_amd64.deb

Step 7 Start Odoo 13 Server

Even more, you have to find odoo-bin executable file in Odoo 13. 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 13 in your local machine.


Step 8 Go to Web browser

To access Odoo 13, go to the following URL and create a new database.

Odoo 13 Create New Database

Final Thoughts

This article walked you through the install Odoo 13 on Ubuntu 18.04 in the local machine. Even more, installed PgAdmin III, wkhtmltopdf, and other python dependencies.
You can explore here other Odoo related posts.

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  1. sudo python3.6 -m pip install -r requirements.txt instead of use sudo pip3 install -r requirements.txt

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