How to Install Odoo14 on Ubuntu20

How to Install Odoo14 on Ubuntu20


This article introduces the steps to install Odoo14 on Ubuntu20. Postgresql, wkhtmltopdf and python3 has to be installed first in order to running Odoo properly. Remember to sign in with ROOT.
  1. Update packages
  2. Install Python3
  3. Install Postgresql
  4. Install Wkhtmltopdf
  5. Install and configure Odoo14
  6. Configure reverse proxy of apache
  7. Verification

1 Updates

  1. Sudo apt update
  1. Create user: sudo useradd -m -d /opt/odoo14 -U -r -s /bin/bash odoo14

2 Install Python3

Input command below to install Python3:
sudo apt install git python3-pip build-essential wget python3-dev python3-venv \
    python3-wheel libfreetype6-dev libxml2-dev libzip-dev libldap2-dev libsasl2-dev \
    python3-setuptools node-less libjpeg-dev zlib1g-dev libpq-dev \
    libxslt1-dev libldap2-dev libtiff5-dev libjpeg8-dev libopenjp2-7-dev \
    liblcms2-dev libwebp-dev libharfbuzz-dev libfribidi-dev libxcb1-dev

3 Install Postgresql

3.1 Install Postgresql

sudo apt install postgresql

3.2 Create postgresql user

sudo su - postgres -c "createuser -s odoo14"

4 Install wkhtmltopdf

Installing wkhtmltopdf by following command:
sudo apt install ./wkhtmltox_0.12.6-1.bionic_amd64.deb

5 Installing and Configuring Odoo 14

5.1 Switch to user odoo14:

sudo su - odoo14

5.2 Get packages from github

git clone --depth 1 --branch 14.0 /opt/odoo14/odoo

5.3 Switch to certain directory

cd /opt/odoo14

5.4 Using python environment

  1. input following commands:
python3 -m venv odoo-venv
source odoo-venv/bin/activate
pip3 install wheel
pip3 install -r odoo/requirements.txt
  1. Quit the environment by following command: Deactivate
Note: If you encounter any compilation error during the installation, make sure all required dependencies listed in the Installing Prerequisites section are installed.

5.5 Configuration

  1. Create a new directory that will contain the 3rd party addons:
mkdir /opt/odoo14/odoo-custom-addons
  1. Switch back to root user by inputting command ‘exit’
  2. Create the configuration file:
sudo vim /etc/odoo14.conf
#This is the password that allows database operations:
admin_passwd = my_admin_passwd
db_host = False
db_port = False
db_user = odoo14
db_password = False
addons_path = /opt/odoo14/odoo/addons,/opt/odoo14/odoo-custom-addons
Note: admin_passwd is what you want to set for the master password
  1. Creating Systemd Unit File:
sudo vim /etc/systemd/system/odoo14.service
Requires=postgresql.service postgresql.service
ExecStart=/opt/odoo14/odoo-venv/bin/python3 /opt/odoo14/odoo/odoo-bin -c /etc/odoo14.conf
  1. Reset the system configuration and take effect.
sudo systemctl daemon-reload
sudo systemctl enable --now odoo14
sudo systemctl status odoo14
To see the messages logged by the Odoo service, use the command below:
#sudo journalctl -u odoo14

6 Configure reverse proxy of apache or Nginx

  1. Refer to the link at,web%20server%20is%20now%20installed%20and...%20More%20  or adding the content below at the end of the main configuration file:
Here we using apache as an example.
<VirtualHost *:80>
    ServerAdmin [email protected]
    ServerName (need to be changed)
    ProxyRequests on
    <Proxy *>
        Order deny,allow
        Allow from all
        ProxyPass /
        ProxyPassReverse /
Note: Servername and proxypass are the ones that need to be configured.
  1. Take effect on those configuration files.
a2enmod proxy_http
sudo a2enmod ssl
sudo a2enmod proxy
sudo a2enmod proxy_balancer
sudo a2enmod proxy_http

7 Verification

Input the domain name on URL, you will see the main page of Odoo if you following all the steps properly.

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