March 16, 2021 / Nirav S
Odoo is an all-in-one management software that offers a range of business applications that form a complete suite of enterprise management applications targeting companies of all sizes. Odoo is an all-in-one business software including CRM, website/e-commerce, billing, accounting, manufacturing, warehouse and project management, and inventory.
Updating System Packages
sudo yum update
sudo yum install epel-release
Install the packages from the Software Collections (SCL) repository.
sudo yum install centos-release-scl
Proceed to install Python 3.5 packages with the command below:
sudo yum install rh-python35
Building Odoo requires some dependencies such as git and pip.
sudo yum install git gcc wget nodejs-less libxslt-devel bzip2-devel openldap-devel libjpeg-devel freetype-devel postgresql-devel
Create new user,
sudo useradd -m -U -r -d /opt/odoo -s /bin/bash odoo
Now install postgresql
sudo yum install postgresql-server sudo postgresql-setup initdb
After initialization, enable and start the PostgreSQL service
sudo systemctl enable postgresql sudo systemctl start postgresql
We need to create a PostgreSQL user; this username has to be the same name as the previously created system user, in our case odoo.
sudo su - postgres -c "createuser -s odoo"
wget https://github.com/wkhtmltopdf/wkhtmltopdf/releases/download/0.12.1/wkhtmltox-0.12.1_linux-centos7-amd64.rpm sudo yum localinstall wkhtmltox-0.12.1_linux-centos7-amd64.rpm
Install and Configure Odoo
Before starting with the installation process, we need to switch to the odoo user that was created earlier.
sudo su - odoo
Next, we are going to install Odoo from the GitHub repository so we can have more control over versions and updates.
git clone https://www.github.com/odoo/odoo --depth 1 --branch 11.0 /opt/odoo/odoo11
Enable software collections so we can access the python 3.5 binaries:
scl enable rh-python35 bash
Next, activate the environment created with the command below:
source odoo11-venv/bin/activate sudo mkdir /opt/odoo/custom-addons-for-odoo11 sudo chown odoo: /opt/odoo/custom-addons-for-odoo11
Lastly in this section, we need to create a configuration file:
sudo nano /etc/odoo11.conf
[options] ; This is the password that allows database operations: admin_passwd = admin_password db_host = False db_port = False db_user = odoo db_password = False addons_path = /opt/odoo/odoo11/addons ; If you are using custom modules ; addons_path = /opt/odoo/odoo11/addons,/opt/odoo/custom-addons-for-odoo11
Note: Remember to change the admin password to a more secure password and modify the addons path if you are using custom modules.
Save and close the file.
We need to create a systemd unit file called odoo11.service in order to run odoo as a service unit file in the /etc/systemd/system/ directory with the following contents:
sudo nano /etc/systemd/system/odoo11.service
[Unit] Description=Odoo11 Requires=postgresql.service After=network.target postgresql.service
[Service] Type=simple SyslogIdentifier=odoo11 PermissionsStartOnly=true User=odoo Group=odoo ExecStart=/usr/bin/scl enable rh-python35 -- /opt/odoo/odoo11-venv/bin/python3 /opt/odoo/odoo11/odoo-bin -c /etc/odoo11.conf StandardOutput=journal+console
Save and close the file.
Next, we need to reload systemd since we just created a new unit file and start the Odoo service by executing:
sudo systemctl daemon-reload sudo systemctl start odoo11
We can now check the service status with the command below:
sudo systemctl status odoo11
If there are no errors, you can enable the Odoo service to be automatically started at boot time with the command below:
sudo systemctl enable odoo11
Odoo, by default, uses the port 8069, therefore you are going to open the port on your firewall (CSF) using the command below:
Navigate to the SECTION: IPv4 Port Settings and add 8069 to the list of ports. Open your browser and type: your _ domain _ or _ IP _ address:8069
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