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OpenERP 5.0.3 on Ubuntu All-in-one installer For Dummies

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This script automates the setting up of openerp-server-5.0.3 & openerp-client-5.0.3 & openerp-web-5.0.3 & openerp-addons-5.0.3 for Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Desktop

The Goal is to provide a graphical installer of OpenERP for Ubuntu Desktop with a KISS philosophy

This post is obsolete! This script doesn’t work any longer as openerp v5.0.3 is out of date and not available at Please consider the new script and post: OpenERP 5.0.5 on Ubuntu All-in-one installer & updater For Dummies:

Requirements: A fresh installation of Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Desktop (

Run the script through the Graphical User Interface:

  1. uncompress the file
  2. right click on icon
  3. click on ” Properties”
  4. click on “Permissions” tab
  5. select “Execute: Allow executing file as program”
  6. click on “Close”
  7. double click on the icon and “Run”

The installation process can be as simple as “Accept” for each question. You will need to type your user password (sudo).

Additional info:

  1. OpenERP on Ubuntu 8.04 is recommended for production systems
  2. Desktop Icons for openerp-client and openerpweb URL are made
  3. Available IP addresses are shown to ease the IP address input. The first configured IP is marked as default one
  4. An OpenERP-README.txt file is created with the remaining steps to be done from the OpenERP client (GTK or Web)



September 9, 2009 - Posted by | ERP, Scripting, Turnkey, Ubuntu Desktop | , ,


  1. Hello,

    I. Fernández, thanks to you for the answer about Apache redirection :

    I’ll try to fix that next week and give feedback on this site.

    I encountering another problem when i try to open database via the XML-RPC protocol on port 8069. I doesn’t work at all, i check that i have no firewall and all rules set to ‘allow’ in iptables. Only the NET-RPC protocol on port 9070 work without any problem (from localhost and local network PC’s). I found on forums people who have the same problem but no solution to fix it. Have you any idea ?



    Comment by Corentin | September 11, 2009

    • Corentin,

      Two things:

      1) Apache redirection: This is not a bug nor a problem but a configuration issue. The chosen Apache config is the easiest with a K.I.S.S. principle. Most of the OpenERP users are not techies but functional people. The idea is to have one dedicated system with _only_ OpenERP. This default config can be easily customized by technical people.

      2) GTK Client: Make sure you _type_ port 8069 for XML-RPC and port 8070 for Net-RPC. It works on my side. Type “sudo netstat -anpt” to discover what is running.

      Comment by I. Fernández | September 11, 2009

      • Thanks a lot,

        I finally succeed to configure Apache redirections to solve the problem.
        I understand the K.I.S.S thing but I also try to contain financial investments so I hope all the things will work on one server.

        I also resolve the problem with XML-RPC on port 8069. In the openerp-server.conf file the IP address on wich the server will bind was set to localhost. Indeed, the NET-RPC on port 8070 was working from an other computer but not the XML-RPC.

        Thanks again

        Best regards.


        Comment by Corentin | September 14, 2009

  2. OpenERP Server is configured to bind on all interfaces (empty value for “interface” var). xml-rpc works on my side.

    Comment by I. Fernández | September 14, 2009

  3. how can I install this program on pclinuxos
    ( or the business edition of pclinuxos
    (BEL project–
    i try several time to install the program but if fail for different reasons.
    I would love to try the medical module..

    Comment by Cao | September 21, 2009

    • Hi Cao,

      OpenERP has been tested by Tiny and Axelor on Debian Etch and Ubuntu Hardy (a.k.a. 8.04).

      I tried to create an installer for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3 and its clones (CentOS, ScientificLinux), but I couldn’t find all the required python libraries on the EPEL repository.

      Ubuntu 8.04 LTS or Debian Etch are recommended for running OpenERP. This script is only valid for Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (it could work on Debian Etch with little changes).

      openerp-server 5.0.3 & openerp-client 5.0.3 will be available and up-to-date on the next Ubuntu release (9.10).

      BTW, this script is out of date and doesn’t work any longer (v5.0.3 is not available at Download the new one from this post:

      Comment by opensourceconsultant | September 21, 2009

  4. Hi,

    I have some troubles to solve a problem, when I want to save the database, using the GTK client, I obtain an empty (0 bytes) file .bak. I read on other forums that it might be a postgresql authorization and access problem with the openerp user.
    Have you any idea how to fix it ?

    Thanks a lot.

    Comment by Corentin | October 4, 2009

    • Hi Corentin,

      I asked the same question at openerp forum and seems like some of the openerp experts are unable to make it work either.

      Follow the instructions in OpenERP-README.txt file to backup the database with pgAdmin3 or pg_dump (installer for v5.0.6). This is the recommended procedure/workaround.

      Comment by opensourceconsultant | October 5, 2009

      • Hi,

        Thanks you very very much ! I can backup using pg_dump mybase > file.out And reload this data in a freshly new created one with psql -d newbase -f file.out ! It’s works perfectly. I now feel free starting implementing seriously OpenERP in my company.

        Thanks you very much

        Comment by Corentin | October 6, 2009

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