How to install Oodo in Ubuntu?

Oodo is a suite of business management software that includes applications such as CRM, e-commerce, billing, accounting, warehouse, project management, etc integrated into a single software. It comes in two versions community and proprietary that has some extra features.

In this article, I will discuss how to install Oodo in a Ubuntu system.


To follow this guide you should have the following –

  • A system with a recent version of Ubuntu installed on it
  • Access to a user account with root permissions

Installing Oodo in Ubuntu

Follow the given steps to install Oodo on your Ubuntu system.

Update your system

Run the following command to update the package list on your system –

sudo apt update

And use the given command to upgrade packages to their latest version –

sudo apt upgrade -y

Install prerequisite dependencies

Use the following command to install the required dependencies in your system –

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

Type y and then press enter if it asks for your confirmation.

Create an Oodo user

The next step is to create an Oodo user in your system as running Oodo under the root user can cause security risks –

sudo useradd -m -d /opt/odoo -U -r -s /bin/bash odoo

Install PostgreSQL

Oodo uses PostgreSQL as database backend so install it by running the given command in your terminal –

sudo apt install postgresql -y

Once the installation is completed create a PostgreSQL user with the same name as Oodo user that you created in the previous step.

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

Install Wkhtmltopdf

The next step is to install wkhtmltopdf which is a set of open-source command-line tools for rendering HTML pages into pdf and various other formats using the Qt WebKit rendering engine.

Oodo require it to print pdf reports so install it by running the given command in your terminal –

sudo wget

And then use to install the downloaded deb package –

sudo apt install ./wkhtmltox_0.12.6-1.focal_amd64.deb

Installing Oodo in Ubuntu

We will install Oodo in a Python virtual environment so first change user to Oodo user –

sudo su - odoo

Clone the Oodo source code from GitHub –

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

Move to the Oodo user’s home directory –

cd /opt/odoo

Create a python virtual environment for Oodo by using –

python3 -m venv odoo-venv

Activate the virtual environment –

source odoo-venv/bin/activate

Install the required python modules by executing the given commands –

pip3 install wheel
pip3 install -r odoo14/requirements.txt

After downloading python modules deactivate the Python virtual environment –


Create a new directory for adding third party addons –

mkdir /opt/odoo/odoo-custom-addons

Switch back to the previous user by using-


Create an Odoo configuration file

Use the following command to create an Oodo configuration file –

sudo nano /etc/odoo.conf

Add the following content into this file –

;This is the password that allows database operations:
admin_passwd = [email protected]
db_host = False
db_port = False
db_user = odoo
db_password = False
addons_path = /opt/odoo/odoo14/addons,/opt/odoo/odoo-custom-addons

Create a systemd unit file

Create a service unit file called oodo.service by using the given command –

sudo nano /etc/systemd/system/odoo.service

and add the following content to this file –

Requires=postgresql.service postgresql.service

ExecStart=/opt/odoo/odoo-venv/bin/python3 /opt/odoo/odoo14/odoo-bin -c /etc/odoo.conf


Restart systemd to make it aware of new unit files –

sudo systemctl daemon-reload

Start and enable oodo service by using –

sudo systemctl start oodo
sudo systemctl enable --now oodo

Check if Oodo service is running or not –

sudo systemctl status oodo

Testing Oodo installation

After successfully following all the steps that are given above you can now test your Oodo installation. Open a browser and enter the given URL –


For example –


If the installation is successful you will see the output as given in the image below –


Here you can fill in the details and create a database for Oodo and start using Oodo on your system.


You have successfully set up Oodo on your Ubuntu system. Now if you have a query then write us in the comments below.

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