How To Install Odoo on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Install Odoo on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install and configure Odoo on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. 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.

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 Odoo on a Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) server.

Odoo Features

  • Odoo comes with a Website Builder, which supports WYSIWYG editor, version control, form builder, and Multi Website with an option to add blogs, forums, and slide shows.
  • Odoo comes with multiple themes and inbuilt e-commerce software.
  • Odoo has contract management as well as subscription management features.
  • Odoo comes with customizable project management and timesheets options, it has inbuilt Invoicing and Project management features.
  • Odoo comes with full-featured Accounting software which includes VoIP integration including an option to send mass mailings and link tracking.
  • Odoo comes with an inbuilt CRM which does accurate forecasting and shows a real-time overview.

Install Odoo on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

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

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Step 2. Installing Odoo.

The first step is to download the script from Github and to add the code in a new .sh file on your Ubuntu machine, wherever you’d like this:


Next, open up the file and edit the parameters to your liking:


There are some things you can configure/change to your likings at the top of the script. You can choose if you wish to install Wkhtmltopdf or not, which version you’d like, where the location is, and most importantly what the master admin password is.

After you configure the file, make it executable:

chmod +x

Run the script and wait until Odoo 10 is fully installed:


Edit the Odoo configuration file and set the master admin password:

### nano /etc/odoo-server.conf
admin_passwd = UseStr0ngPasswd

Finally, restart Odoo for the changes to take effect:

/etc/init.d/odoo-server restart

Step 3. Accessing Odoo.

Odoo will be available on HTTP port 8069 by default. Open your favorite browser and navigate to or http://server-ip-address:8069.

Install Odoo on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Odoo. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Odoo Open Source ERP on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS  (Xenial Xerus) system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Odoo 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, 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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