How To Install Odoo 14 On Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

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Prerequisites


Before starting this tutorial, you will need:


An Ubuntu 20.04 Desktop or Server with a root, sudo-enabled user.


A good internet connection to download the packages via various internet repositories.


Step by step guide to install guide. Execute each step as “root” user.


Step 1 — Add Odoo user to the system


sudo adduser --system --quiet --shell=/bin/bash --home=/opt/odoo --gecos 'odoo' --group odoo


Step 2 — Make Configuration Directory and Log Directory


sudo mkdir /etc/odoo && mkdir /var/log/odoo/


Step 3 — Installing Necessary OS Related Packages


sudo apt-get update && apt-get upgrade -y && apt-get install postgresql postgresql-server-dev-12 build-essential python3-pillow python3-lxml python3-dev python3-pip python3-setuptools npm nodejs git gdebi libldap2-dev libsasl2-dev  libxml2-dev libxslt1-dev libjpeg-dev -y


Step 4- Restart Postgres Service


sudo service postgresql restart


Step 5 — Cloning Odoo 14 From Source Repository


git clone --depth=1 --branch=14.0 https://github.com/odoo/odoo.git /opt/odoo/odoo


Step 6 — Change Ownership of Odoo Directory


sudo chown odoo:odoo /opt/odoo/ -R && sudo chown odoo:odoo /var/log/odoo/ -R 


Step 7 — Installing Python Packages Required by Odoo


cd /opt/odoo/odoo && sudo pip3 install -r requirements.txt


Step 8 — Installing Node Packages Required by Odoo


sudo npm install -g less less-plugin-clean-css rtlcss -y


Step 9 — Installing wkhtmltopdf


cd /tmp && wget https://github.com/wkhtmltopdf/wkhtmltopdf/releases/download/0.12.5/wkhtmltox_0.12.5-1.bionic_amd64.deb && sudo gdebi -n wkhtmltox_0.12.5-1.bionic_amd64.deb && rm wkhtmltox_0.12.5-1.bionic_amd64.deb


Step 10 — Linking wkhtmltopdf as Command


sudo ln -s /usr/local/bin/wkhtmltopdf /usr/bin/ && sudo ln -s /usr/local/bin/wkhtmltoimage /usr/bin/


Step 11 — Creating PostgreSQL user for Odoo


sudo su - postgres -c "createuser -s odoo"


Step 12 — Starting Odoo and Creating Config File


sudo su - odoo -c "/opt/odoo/odoo/odoo-bin --addons-path=/opt/odoo/odoo/addons -s --stop-after-init"


Step 13 — Moving Config File To Config Directory


sudo mv /opt/odoo/.odoorc /etc/odoo/odoo.conf


Step 14 — Modifying Configuration Parameters


sudo sed -i "s,^\(logfile = \).*,\1"/var/log/odoo/odoo-server.log"," /etc/odoo/odoo.conf


sudo sed -i "s,^\(logrotate = \).*,\1"True"," /etc/odoo/odoo.conf


sudo sed -i "s,^\(proxy_mode = \).*,\1"True"," /etc/odoo/odoo.conf


Step 15 — Setting up Odoo Executable


sudo cp /opt/odoo/odoo/debian/init /etc/init.d/odoo && chmod +x /etc/init.d/odo


sudo ln -s /opt/odoo/odoo/odoo-bin /usr/bin/odoo


Step 16 — Setting Up Odoo To Start at OS StartUp


sudo update-rc.d -f odoo start 20 2 3 4 5 .


Step 17 — Starting Odoo


sudo service odoo restart