on Install Odoo 8 on CentOS 7

In this article, we will go through the installation of Odoo 8 on CentOS 7 machine. We will create a Python virtual environment and use the Odoo source code from Github.

Install and configure PostgreSQL 9.3

First of all, we need to install PostgreSQL. We'll install PostgreSQL version 9.3 from the official PostgreSQL repository.

rpm -Uvh http://yum.postgresql.org/9.3/redhat/rhel-7-x86_64/pgdg-centos93-9.3-1.noarch.rpm
yum -y install postgresql93 postgresql93-server postgresql93-devel --disablerepo=* --enablerepo=pgdg93

After installing the packages, we'll initialize the database, enable the service on boot and start the PostgreSQL server.

/usr/pgsql-9.3/bin/postgresql93-setup initdb
systemctl enable postgresql-9.3.service
systemctl start postgresql-9.3

The following command will create a new PostgreSQL user named odoo:

su - postgres -c "createuser -s odoo" 2> /dev/null || true

Install all nessesary packages

We need the development tools installed:

yum -y groupinstall "Development tools"

Next, we'll install a few dependencies:

yum -y install zlib-devel bzip2-devel openssl openssl-devel ncurses-devel sqlite-devel readline-devel tk-devel gdbm-devel libpcap-devel xz-devel git libpng libjpeg libXext curl xorg-x11-font-utils fontconfig python-virtualenv libevent-devel libxml2-devel libxslt-devel openldap-devel openjpeg-devel freetype-devel libjpeg-turbo-devel libtiff-devel kernel-devel

Enable EPEL Repository:

wget http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/7/x86_64/e/epel-release-7-5.noarch.rpm
rpm -ivh epel-release-7-5.noarch.rpm

To be able to print documents in Odoo we'll need the wkhtmltopdf package, which is available in the EPEL repository.

To install wkhtmltopdf run the following command:

yum --enablerepo=epel install wkhtmltopdf

We'll install Python packages with pip, so let's install pip from the EPEL repository:

yum --enablerepo=epel install python-pip 

Clone Odoo 8 from GitHub

We are going to clone the Odoo 8 repository from GitHub to the /opt/odoo directory.

git clone --branch 8.0 https://www.github.com/odoo/odoo /opt/odoo

Later, if you want to update your Odoo repository to the latest version just run git pull.

Create a virtual environment for Odoo

Create a new system user named odoo, change the owner ship of the /opt/odoo directory to odoo user and group and switch to it, using the following commands:

useradd odoo
chown -R odoo: /opt/odoo
su - odoo

Now we'll create a virtual environment and install all necessary packages from the requirements.txt file:

/bin/virtualenv odoo
source odoo/bin/activate
pip install -r /opt/odoo/requirements.txt

The installation will take a few minutes so go grab a coffee.

Create configuration file and systemctl service

Next, we'll create a basic configuration file and systemctl service for our Odoo instance.

cat > /etc/odoo-server.conf << EOF
admin_passwd = admin
db_host = False
db_port = False
db_user = odoo
db_password = False
addons_path = /opt/odoo/addons
no-xmlrpc = True
no-xmlrpcs = True
no-netrpc = True
log_db = False
log_handler = ['[\'["[\\\':INFO\\\']"]\']']
log_level = info
logfile = False
login_message = False
logrotate = True
syslog = False
cat > /usr/lib/systemd/system/odoo.service << EOF
Description=Odoo 8.0 ERP and CRM server

ExecStart=/home/odoo/odoo/bin/python /opt/odoo/openerp-server --config=/etc/odoo-server.conf


You can use the following command to view Odoo log: journalctl -f -u odoo.

Final steps

We also need to open port 8069 in our firewall:

firewall-cmd --zone=public --add-port=8069/tcp --permanent
firewall-cmd --reload

Finally, we'll enable Odoo on boot and start the service:

systemctl enable odoo.service
systemctl start odoo

That's it, Odoo installation is complete. To open Odoo, point your browser at: http://<ip_address>:8069