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How to upgrade OpenERP on Ubuntu Linux

Here are my steps to upgrade OpenERP from 5.0.2 release to 5.0.3 on Ubuntu Linux. Please note this procedure only applies when OpenERP 5.0.2 was previously installed from source code (.tar.gz files). This upgrade is easy because both releases share the same Python libraries. This procedure is expected to work with the next OpenERP releases.

TIP: Copy and paste the following lines on a linux terminal

cd /opt
sudo apt-get install wget -y
sudo wget
sudo wget
sudo wget
sudo tar xvzf openerp-server-5.0.3.tar.gz
sudo tar xvzf openerp-client-5.0.3.tar.gz
sudo tar xvzf openerp-web-5.0.3.tar.gz
cd /opt/openerp-server-5.0.3
sudo python install
cd /opt/openerp-client-5.0.3
sudo python install
cd /opt/openerp-web-5.0.3
sudo python install

August 26, 2009 - Posted by | Backup, ERP, Linux, Procedure, Ubuntu Desktop, Ubuntu Server Canonical | ,


  1. do you know if these steps work to migrate from too.

    if not, or if you are not sure, could you tell me what I need to backup to save a OpenERP installation?


    Comment by adriano | September 2, 2009 | Reply

    • Hi Adriano,

      It’s hard to answer your first question without a detailed description. Please note that OpenERP Web 5.0.2 & 5.0.3 share the same Python libraries, while this is not the case with previous releases.

      For saving OpenERP you need to backup the Database. From the GTK openerp-client menu i.e
      File-> Databases->Backup Database
      Then you can restore it after saving from the same menu:
      File-> Databases->Restore Database

      From the OpenERP Web login screen:
      Databases -> Backup Database / Restore

      A complete OpenERP database can be moved using PostgreSQL’s native backup/restore mechanism. Apart from the command line, the easy and straightforward way is to use pgadmin3 (GUI admin tool). Run pgadmin3, then connect to the database server, right click on the database name and select Backup from the contextual menu. I recommend to use COMPRESS mode (native and efficient) to save the backup. Still using pgadmin3, connect on the destination server, create a new database, right click on its name and select Restore.

      Comment by I. Fernández | September 3, 2009 | Reply

  2. Any plans to do either a lucid TKL appliance or to move to a higher relase in OpenErp? Can the above instructions be used to update the build beyond 5.03?

    thank you.

    Comment by L. Arnold | November 23, 2010 | Reply

    • Hi Arnold,

      The above procedure is pretty much outdated.

      openerp appliances already provide an update mechanism within the same release (V5 or V6)

      Please note that a current V6 appliance is available for testing purposes and it’s the only one that runs on Ubuntu Lucid (10.04 LTS) and python2.6.


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