Odoo installation on Ubuntu 16.04/18.04

Some of our clients have decided to use Odoo as an ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning System). Odoo works very well on our Cloud Servers and in this tutorial we’ll explain how to do the install Odoo in an Ubuntu 16.04 machine step by step.

Odoo provides three versions: Online, Community and Enterprise.

  • Online: This version can´t be installed on our servers since it is a special Odoo plan where their own servers must be used. It has different plans that are fully configurable. The price for 1 user is €14 and then you can select the applications you want to install, which depending on the application, have a different price.
  • Community: This Odoo version is maintained by the community and has a series of packages that can be a solution for small and medium businesses. If you want to see everything this version includes, you can visit this website. The price is free of charge.
  • Enterprise: This Odoo version is the most complete and the price is about €1,000. Click here to see the comparison of features with the Community version.

We will focus on the last two versions, as they are self-hosted plans.

Odoo 9/10/11 [Community] Installation

First off, update repositories and latest updates:

# apt-get update && apt-get upgrade

Add the key and the repository:

# wget -O - https://nightly.odoo.com/odoo.key | apt-key add -

  • To install Odoo 9:
    # echo "deb http://nightly.odoo.com/9.0/nightly/deb/ ./" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/odoo.list
  • To install Odoo 10:
    # echo "deb http://nightly.odoo.com/10.0/nightly/deb/ ./" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/odoo.list
  • To install Odoo 11:
    # echo "deb http://nightly.odoo.com/11.0/nightly/deb/ ./" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/odoo.list

Update repositories

# apt-get update

Install Odoo from repositories:

#apt-get install odoo

Odoo [Enterprise] Installation

Install PostgreSQL for the Odoo database:

# apt-get install postgresql -y

Once you have bought the product, you can download DEB packages to install on Ubuntu:

# dpkg -i *.deb

The previous step might fail because of lack of some units, install them:

# apt-get install -f

Install the packages again, once the units are installed:

# dpkg -i *.deb

Once you are done with all the process, you can access the installation accesing from a browser to the address http://46.183.XXX.XXX:8069 (change the IP for the one on your server). Remember that you must open port 8069 in your Firewall profile

Create a new database:


Once created, a department will initiate where you can install the Odoo features (if you forget to install any of them, no problem, you can add them easily afterwards).



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