In this tutorial, I will take you through the installation steps for Odoo 15 on Debian 11 server. So let’s dive right in.
Odoo is a popular CRM (Customer Relationship Management) software solution that is used by businesses of all sizes. Odoo is easy to use, has a wide range of features, and is backed by a team of experts. Odoo also has a robust plugin system that makes it easy to add new features and functionality to your CRM. Odoo is available in a number of languages.
Odoo allows users to manage their business data and processes in a centralized location, making it a valuable tool for small businesses and enterprise organizations. Odoo also offers a variety of features that make it an attractive choice for online marketing and sales operations.
Odoo is very user-friendly and it allows you to manage your business with ease. It has useful features such as a calendar for easy management of date functions, project management features for easy time tracking on any task, invoicing and tracking feature, and also has reports which make it easy to use and useful software for small and big businesses.
- You need to have Debian 11 server up and running
- Have PostgreSQL installed
- Have a non-root user with sudo privileges if you are not root
We have two versions of Odoo, the community version which is free and open-source, and the enterprise version available for enterprise customers only. We are going to install the free version i.e the community version.
Install Odoo 15 on Debian 11
1. Update system repositories
The first thing to do is to update your system repositories in order to make them up to date. Use the following command to do so.
sudo apt update && apt upgrade -y
2. Install the PostgreSQL database
Odoo needs the PostgreSQL server to run smoothly. So we need to install it onto our system with the following command.
sudo apt install -y postgresql
Sample output from the installation of Postgresql
#output Success. You can now start the database server using: pg_ctlcluster 12 main start Ver Cluster Port Status Owner Data directory Log file 12 main 5432 down postgres /var/lib/postgresql/12/main /var/log/postgresql/postgresql-12-main.log update-alternatives: using /usr/share/postgresql/12/man/man1/postmaster.1.gz to provide /usr/share/man/man1/postmaster.1.gz (postmaster.1.gz) in auto mode Setting up sysstat (12.2.0-2ubuntu0.1) ... Creating config file /etc/default/sysstat with new version update-alternatives: using /usr/bin/sar.sysstat to provide /usr/bin/sar (sar) in auto mode Created symlink /etc/systemd/system/multi-user.target.wants/sysstat.service → /lib/systemd/system/sysstat.service. Setting up postgresql (12+214ubuntu0.1) ... Processing triggers for systemd (245.4-4ubuntu3.15) ... Processing triggers for man-db (2.9.1-1) ... Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.31-0ubuntu9.7) ...
Now that we have installed PostgreSQL, we need to start the server cluster with the following command.
pg_ctlcluster 12 main start
Then you can check the cluster if it is up and running with the following command.
sudo systemctl status postgresql ● postgresql.service - PostgreSQL RDBMS Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/postgresql.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled) Active: active (exited) since Tue 2022-04-05 18:45:46 UTC; 3min 14s ago Main PID: 2321 (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS) Tasks: 0 (limit: 1131) Memory: 0B CGroup: /system.slice/postgresql.service Apr 05 18:45:46 ubuntu systemd: Starting PostgreSQL RDBMS... Apr 05 18:45:46 ubuntu systemd: Finished PostgreSQL RDBMS.
You can read more on the installation of PostgreSQL 14 in this article. How to install PostgreSQL 14 on Ubuntu 20.04|21.10|22.04
3. Add Odoo package repository for Debian 11
Odoo provides a package repository for Ubuntu that will allow us to add nightly keys to our system repositories hence allowing us to install Odoo with ease.
So the first thing is to add keys to our system with the following command.
wget -O - https://nightly.odoo.com/odoo.key | apt-key add -
Then after that is complete, add Odoo nightly 15 to our sources.listd.d which will in turn allows us to make some required configuring to Odoo once installed.
echo "deb http://nightly.odoo.com/15.0/nightly/deb/ ./" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/odoo.list
Lastly, we need to run system-wide updates again and then install Odoo.
sudo apt update
4. Install Odoo 15 on Ubuntu 20.04
To install Odoo run the following command.
sudo apt install odoo -y
Hit:1 http://security.debian.org/debian-security bullseye-security InRelease Hit:2 http://deb.debian.org/debian bullseye InRelease Hit:3 http://deb.debian.org/debian bullseye-updates InRelease Hit:4 http://deb.debian.org/debian bullseye-backports InRelease Ign:5 http://nightly.odoo.com/15.0/nightly/deb ./ InRelease Get:6 http://nightly.odoo.com/15.0/nightly/deb ./ Release [1188 B] Get:7 http://nightly.odoo.com/15.0/nightly/deb ./ Release.gpg [833 B] Hit:8 https://repos-droplet.digitalocean.com/apt/droplet-agent main InRelease Get:9 http://nightly.odoo.com/15.0/nightly/deb ./ Packages [2098 B] Fetched 4119 B in 1s (3465 B/s) Reading package lists... Done Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree... Done Reading state information... Done
Now we can check the status of Odoo to confirm if it is running or not.
systemctl status odoo ● odoo.service - Odoo Open Source ERP and CRM Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/odoo.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled) Active: active (running) since Wed 2022-04-13 05:40:30 UTC; 10min ago Main PID: 22778 (odoo) Tasks: 4 (limit: 1132) Memory: 79.0M CPU: 1.143s CGroup: /system.slice/odoo.service └─22778 /usr/bin/python3 /usr/bin/odoo --config /etc/odoo/odoo.conf --logfile /var/log/odoo/odoo-server.log Apr 13 05:40:30 debian systemd: Started Odoo Open Source ERP and CRM.
We need to enable Odoo to start automatically every time we boot up.
systemctl enable odoo --now Synchronizing state of odoo.service with SysV service script with /lib/systemd/systemd-sysv-install. Executing: /lib/systemd/systemd-sysv-install enable odoo
Odoo listens on TCP port 8069. We can confirm that with the following command.
ss -tunelp | grep 8069 tcp LISTEN 0 128 0.0.0.0:8069 0.0.0.0:* users:(("odoo",pid=22778,fd=5)) uid:109 ino:38497 sk:5 cgroup:/system.slice/odoo.service <->
To login into Odoo use the following on your browser.
When you login to Odoo for the first time you will find that the connection is not secure. What we will do is install an SSL certificate in order to make our connection secure.
We have successfully installed Odoo on Debian 11, what remains is the SSL certificate for production-ready sites. I will tackle that next.