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Clean install odoo 9 does not work

Friedrich Ewald
on 12/12/15, 7:20 PM 1,824 views

I just tried to clone odoo 9 from the git repository with the commit 2a89c926ecd7d60eaed65af9f7708780ea6982a8 with the command

    git clone https://github.com/odoo/odoo.git

Then installed lessc, npm and nodejs. I also created the symlinks to node and lessc. When I try to run odoo it now brings me the message: 

    2015-12-13 00:13:22,111 17969 WARNING gut8_9 openerp.addons.base.ir.ir_qweb: This error occured while compiling the bundle    'web.assets_common' containing:

    - /web/static/src/less/mimetypes.less

    - /web/static/src/less/animation.less

    - /web_planner/static/src/less/web_planner_common.less

    - /web_editor/static/src/less/web_editor.less

    2015-12-13 00:13:22,232 17969 WARNING gut8_9 openerp.addons.base.ir.ir_qweb: This error occured while compiling the bundle 'web.assets_backend' containing:

    - /website/static/src/less/import_bootstrap.less

    - /web/static/src/less/variables.less

    - /web/static/src/less/enterprise_compatibility.less

    - /web/static/src/less/utils.less

    - /web/static/src/less/modal.less

    - /web/static/src/less/notification.less

    - /base_import/static/src/less/import.less

    - /web_tip/static/src/less/tip.less

    - /web_calendar/static/src/less/web_calendar.less

    - /web_diagram/static/src/less/diagram_view.less

    - /web_kanban/static/src/less/kanban_dashboard.less

    - /web_kanban/static/src/less/kanban_view.less

    - /web_settings_dashboard/static/src/less/dashboard.less

And also in the browser it shows the exact message. I have the assumption that there is some path problem since it seems like odoo looks in the root directory `/` for the less files which are obviously not there. Did any of you experience the same? What can I do against? Can I somehow force a reload of the files?



Did you follow the instructions for installing nodejs here: https://www.odoo.com/documentation/9.0/setup/install.html

Ermin Trevisan
on 12/13/15, 5:28 AM

Yes, I followed the instructions and nodeJS is installed as it shows the version v0.10.25. Is there any minimum version to run odoo?

Friedrich Ewald
on 12/13/15, 5:29 PM
On 12/13/15, 7:31 AM


You can try Yenthe666 script installation :



I always like the fact to see my script bubbling up somewhere. :) +1

on 12/14/15, 2:37 AM
Purnendu Singh
On 6/9/16, 8:09 AM

Hello I tried Option 1 mentioned in the following link and it works for me.


Use apt-get to install the build-essential package:

sudo apt-get install build-essential checkinstall

Employ a similar process to get libssl-dev:

sudo apt-get install libssl-dev

You can install and update Node Version Manager, or nvm, by using cURL:

curl -o- https://raw.githubusercontent.com/creationix/nvm/v0.31.0/install.sh | bash

You will be asked to close and reopen the terminal. To verify that nvm has been successfully installed after you reopen the terminal, use:

command -v nvm

That command will output nvm if the installation worked.

To download, compile and install the latest version of Node:

nvm install 5.0

In any new shell, you’ll need to tell nvm which version to use:

nvm use 5.0

To set a default Node.js version to be used in any new shell, use the alias default:

nvm alias default node

Friedrich Ewald
On 12/13/15, 6:27 PM


the problem was, that nodejs was not in the $PATH variable and therefore couldn't be found. I set up an alias and now it works. Thanks for the help, this brought me on the right track.

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Asked: 12/12/15, 7:20 PM
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