In this tutorial, we will show you how to install and configuration of Odoo on your CentOS 7 server. For those of you who didn’t know, Odoo is one of the most popular and most powerful Open Source ERP business software based on the Python programming language. It is a web-based fully-featured application and comes with Open Source CRM, Point of Sales, Human Resource Management, Point of Sales, Billing and Accounting, Event Management, Email Marketing, Order Tracking, etc. This application is helpful to maintain ERP in any business.
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Install Odoo on CentOS 7
Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.
yum clean all yum -y update
Step 2. Next, you can add the EPEL repository before you can install Odoo using YUM:
Run the following command to do so:
yum install -y epel-release
Step 3. Installing the PostgreSQL database.
Install and configure PostgreSQL using the following commands:
yum install -y postgresql-server
Once it is installed and started for the first time, we have to initialize the PostgreSQL database:
Now finally start the PostgreSQL database by issuing the below command:
systemctl start postgresql systemctl enable postgresql
Step 4. Installing Odoo.
Add the Odoo YUM repository to the system:
With the following content:
[odoo-nightly] name=Odoo Nightly repository baseurl=http://nightly.odoo.com/9.0/nightly/rpm/ enabled=1 gpgcheck=1 gpgkey=https://nightly.odoo.com/odoo.key
Now you can install Odoo using the following command:
yum install -y odoo
After the installation is completed, start Odoo and enable it to start at boot times:
systemctl start odoo systemctl enable odoo
Open Odoo’s configuration file and uncomment the ‘admin_passwd’ line to set the admin master password:
nano /etc/odoo/openerp-server.conf admin_passwd = YourPassword
Step 5. Configure Firewall for Odoo.
Modify the firewall rules to allow visitors to access Odoo using PostgreSQL’s default communicating port 8069:
firewall-cmd --zone=public --permanent --add-service=http firewall-cmd --zone=public --permanent --add-port=8069/tcp firewall-cmd --reload
Step 6. Accessing Odoo.
Odoo will be available on HTTP port 8069 by default. Open your favorite browser and navigate to
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Odoo. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Odoo on your CentOS 7 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Odoo website.