How To Install Odoo 14 on Ubuntu 20.04

How To Install Odoo 14 on Ubuntu 20.04

Odoo is also known as OpenERP as it contains a package of all applications which are related to business e.g. Production, marketing, etc, and also is an ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning ). It cannot only be used in E-Commerce but also the manufacturing industry uses it. It is reliable, cost-effective, easy to use, and easy to handle.

This article helps us to know how to install the Odoo 14 on Ubuntu. It’s quite easy to install it on Ubuntu 20.04 with the help of some commands.

Step 1 – Installing Required Packages

There are some steps involved in the installation. Apart from that, there are some files that are necessary to install as a prerequisite.

First, update your server and then upgrade it. If it asks for a password, give it:

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade 

The command will upgrade available updates for the installed packages. Then install all the required packages for the Odoo setup on the Ubuntu system. This will install essential packages for build, Python and Node.js on your system.

sudo apt install git wget nodejs npm python3 build-essential libzip-dev python3-dev libxslt1-dev python3-pip libldap2-dev python3-wheel libsasl2-dev python3-venv python3-setuptools node-less libjpeg-dev xfonts-75dpi xfonts-base libpq-dev libffi-dev  

Also, install the below node module to enable RTL support.

sudo npm install -g rtlcss 

Step 2 – Installing wkhtmltopdf

Now, you also need to install wkhtmltox debina package, which provided useful wkhtmltoimage and wkhtmltopdf binary commands.

Download the debian package from Github:

sudo wget 

Then install it on your system.

sudo dpkg -i wkhtmltox_0.12.6-1.bionic_amd64.deb 

Step 3 – Create a New System Account

Now for the creation of a user for Odoo who can access the Odoo and can make changes in it.

sudo adduser --system --group --home=/opt/odoo --shell=/bin/bash odoo 

This will create a new account to use for Odoo service.

Step 4 – Installing PostgreSQL

As we know that PostgreSQL is required as the database server for Odoo. So we will install it:

sudo apt install postgresql -y

Now for the creation of an Odoo user in PostgreSQL:

sudo su - postgres -c "createuser -s odoo" 

This will add a new role odoo in PostgreSQL server.

Step 5 – Installing Odoo 14 on Ubuntu

We can download the Odoo from the Github repository. So clone it on your system. Make sure to clone the correct branch you need to install on your system. As we are installing Odoo 14, so use branch name as “14.0”.

sudo git clone --branch 14.0 --depth 1 /opt/odoo/odoo-server 

Change the file ownership to the odoo user.

sudo chown -R odoo:odoo /opt/odoo/odoo-server 

It’s a good practice to create the Python virtual environment for isolating applications. Create an virtual environment with the following commands:

cd /opt/odoo/odoo-server 
python3 -m venv venv  
source venv/bin/activate  

Once the virtual environment is activated, you will see the system prompt as “(venv) $”. Now install the Python dependencies for the Odoo under the virtual environment.

pip3 install wheel 
pip3 install -r requirements.txt

After finishing the installation, deactivate the virtual environment with the following command.


Now we will create the directory of log and also change its permissions settings

sudo mkdir /var/log/odoo 
sudo chown odoo:odoo /var/log/odoo 
sudo chmod 777 /var/log/odoo 

Next, create a configuration for the Odoo server. This is useful for customizing the Odoo application. Edit the configuration file /etc/odoo-server.conf in your favorite text editor:

sudo nano /etc/odoo-server.conf 

Add the below content to file:

admin_passwd = pass123
db_user = odoo
addons_path = /opt/odoo/odoo-server/addons,/opt/odoo/odoo-server/odoo-custom-addons
logfile = /var/log/odoo/odoo-server.log
log_level  = debug

Make sure to change the admin_passwd value with a strong password. Save your file and close it.

Next, change the ownership to oddo user for the configuration file. Also, change file permissions

sudo chown odoo:odoo /etc/odoo-server.conf 

Step 6 – Create Odoo Systemd Unit File

Create a Systemd unit file for the Oddo service management. It will help you manager Odoo service easily. Also allowed us to start Odoo on system boot. Create a new file odoo.service and edit in a text editor:

sudo nano /etc/systemd/system/odoo.service 

Add the following content.

Description=Odoo 14.0 Service
Requires=postgresql.service postgresql.service

ExecStart=/opt/odoo/odoo-server/venv/bin/python3 /opt/odoo/odoo-server/odoo-bin -c /etc/odoo-server.conf


Save the file and close it.

Now, reload the systemd daemon to load the newly created file.

sudo systemctl daemon-reload

Start the Odoo service, Also enable it to auto-start on system boot:

sudo systemctl enable --now odoo.service 

Verify the service status:

sudo systemctl status odoo.service 

You should see that the Odoo service is active and running:

Check Odoo Service Status on Ubuntu 20.04

Step 7 – Access Odoo Application

Odoo default runs on port 8069. Open a web browser on your system connect to the Odoo server on 8069 port.


You will find the Odoo web page on your screen.

Odoo Database Setup Page


Everyone wants ease in life so Odoo fulfills this by providing all departments needed to run a business at one place. Now you don’t have to recruit a lot of employees to handle your company, all the needs are being fulfilled by Odoo. In this article, we learned how Odoo 14 is installed on Ubuntu 20.04.

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