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How To Install ERPNext on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install ERPNext on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, ERPNext is an open-source enterprise resource planning (ERP) software that is built using the Frappé framework, which is written in Python. It is a web-based application that can be used to manage various business operations, including financial accounting, inventory management, and customer relationship management. ERPNext is designed to be easy to use and highly customizable, making it a popular choice for businesses of all sizes.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the ERPNext on Ubuntu 22.04 (Jammy Jellyfish). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 22.04 and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pop!_OS, and more as well.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 22.04, 20.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install ERPNext on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following apt commands in the terminal.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
sudo apt install python3-dev libffi-dev git python3-pip python3-testresources libssl-dev wkhtmltopdf gcc g++ make python3.10-venv -y

Step 2. Installing Node.js.

By default, Node.js is not available on Ubuntu 22.04 base repository. Now run the following command below to add the NodeSource repository to your Ubuntu system:

wget -qO- https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_16.x | sudo -E bash

After adding the NodeSource repository to your system, install the Node.js and Redis using the Apt package manager:

sudo apt install nodejs redis-server -y

Confirm the latest LTS version has been installed and run the command:

node -v

Additionally, you can check the version of NPM using the following command below:

npm -v

Once both packages are installed, install the Yarn package by running the following command:

npm install -g yarn

For additional resources on installing Node.js, read the post below:

Step 3. Installing MariaDB.

By default, the MariaDB is available on Ubuntu 22.04 base repository. Now run the following command below to install the latest version of MariaDB to your Ubuntu system:

sudo apt install mariadb-server mariadb-client

After successfully installing, enable MariaDB (to start automatically upon system boot), start, and verify the status using the commands below:

sudo systemctl enable mariadb
sudo systemctl start mariadb
sudo systemctl status mariadb

Confirm the installation and check the installed build version of MariaDB:

mariadb --version

By default, MariaDB is not hardened. You can secure MariaDB using the mysql_secure_installation script. you should read and below each step carefully which will set a root password, remove anonymous users, disallow remote root login, and remove the test database and access to secure MariaDB:


Configure it like this:

- Set root password? [Y/n] y
- Remove anonymous users? [Y/n] y
- Disallow root login remotely? [Y/n] y
- Remove test database and access to it? [Y/n] y
- Reload privilege tables now? [Y/n] y

You can now connect to the MariaDB server using the new password:

mysql -u root -p

Next, you will need to change the MariaDB InnoDB file format to Barracuda. You can do it by editing the file /etc/mysql/mariadb.conf.d/50-server.cnf:

nano /etc/mysql/mariadb.conf.d/50-server.cnf

Add the following lines:

character-set-client-handshake = FALSE
character-set-server = utf8mb4
collation-server = utf8mb4_unicode_ci

Save and close the file, then restart the MariaDB service to implement the changes:

sudo systemctl restart mariadb

For additional resources on installing MariaDB, read the post below:

Step 4. Installing ERPNext on Ubuntu 22.04.

Before installing, now we create a new user to run the ERPNext using the following command:

useradd -m -s /bin/bash erpnext

Next, set the password for ERPNext with the following command:

passwd erpnext
usermod -aG sudo erpnext

After that, log in to the ERPNext user and setup the environment variable with the following command:

su - erpnext
nano ~/.bashrc

Add the following line:


Save the file, then activate the environment variable with the following command below:

source ~/.bashrc

Next, create a directory for ERPNext with the following command:

sudo mkdir /opt/bench

Next, set the ownership to the erpnext user:

sudo chown -R erpnext:erpnext /opt/bench

Next, change the directory to /opt/bench and clone the bench repository from GitHub:

cd /opt/bench
git clone https://github.com/frappe/bench bench-repo

Next, install the bench repo using the pip3 command:

pip3 install -e bench-repo

Once installed, initialize the bench directory with the frappe framework using the following command:

bench init erpnext

Next, change the directory to erpnext and create a new ERPNext site with the following command:

cd /opt/bench/erpnext
bench new-site your-domain.com

You will be asked to provide your MariaDB root password and Administrator password as shown below:

MySQL root password: 

Installing frappe...
Updating DocTypes for frappe        : [========================================] 100%
Updating country info               : [========================================] 100%
Set Administrator password: 
Re-enter Administrator password: 
*** Scheduler is disabled ***
Current Site set to your-domain.com

Step 5. Configure ERPNext.

Now we manage the ERPNext process and configure Nginx as a reverse proxy:

su - erpnext
sudo apt-get install supervisor nginx -y

Next, install the frappe-bench with the following command:

sudo pip3 install frappe-bench

Next, change the directory to /opt/bench/erpnext and setup ERPNext for the production environment with the following command:

cd /opt/bench/erpnext
sudo /home/erpnext/.local/bin/bench setup production erpnext


PLAY RECAP ************************************************************************************************************************************
localhost                  : ok=8    changed=4    unreachable=0    failed=0    skipped=1    rescued=0    ignored=0   

$ sudo systemctl restart supervisor
Port configuration list:

Site your-domain.com assigned port: 80
$ /usr/bin/supervisorctl reread
No config updates to processes
$ /usr/bin/supervisorctl update
$ sudo /usr/sbin/nginx -t
nginx: the configuration file /etc/nginx/nginx.conf syntax is ok
nginx: configuration file /etc/nginx/nginx.conf test is successful
$ sudo systemctl reload nginx

Step 6. Configure Firewall.

Now we set up an Uncomplicated Firewall (UFW) with ERPNext to allow public access on default web ports 80:

sudo ufw allow OpenSSH
sudo ufw allow 'Nginx Full'
sudo ufw enable

Step 7. Accessing ERPNext Web Interface.

Once successfully installed, open your web browser and access the ERPNext Web UI using the URL http://your-domain.com. You will be redirected to the following page:

Install ERPNext on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish

Congratulations! You have successfully installed ERPNext. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing ERPNext on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official ERPNext website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to idroot.us, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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