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ERROR with .deb install

Sebastian Bollatti
on 9/19/14, 10:52 AM 6,192 views

After a fresh install of Debian 7 Wheezzy Gnome2 64 bits and doing "todays" .deb install of 8.0 got this error:

:~$ openerp-server stop
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/openerp-server", line 5, in <module>
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/openerp/cli/__init__.py", line 58, in main
    for m in module.get_modules():
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/openerp/modules/module.py", line 348, in get_modules
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/openerp/modules/module.py", line 343, in listdir
    return map(clean, filter(is_really_module, os.listdir(dir)))
OSError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/addons'


...i checked the folder and doesn't exist. So... and now?

I tried to create one with mkdir on root user and then:

:~$ openerp-server stop

and seems to work but when I start again I get:

admin@Admin:~$ odoo.py -c /opt/odoo/addons/odoo.conf -s
ERROR: couldn't write the config file cos' i am not odoo user and don't have permision, OK
2014-09-19 14:33:29,462 19145 INFO ? openerp: OpenERP version 8.0-29e08a2
2014-09-19 14:33:29,462 19145 INFO ? openerp: addons paths: ['/home/admin/.local/share/Odoo/addons/8.0', u'/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/openerp/addons', u'/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/addons']
2014-09-19 14:33:29,462 19145 INFO ? openerp: database hostname: localhost
2014-09-19 14:33:29,462 19145 INFO ? openerp: database port: 5432
2014-09-19 14:33:29,462 19145 INFO ? openerp: database user: admin  <=== HERE IS 1st PROBLEM User should be: odoo and password ??? i don't know, tryed with "admin" or "odoo" or "False" but no way
2014-09-19 14:33:29,793 19145 INFO ? openerp.service.server: HTTP service (werkzeug) running on


I think it's easy to reboot and will work flawlessly. I also want addons of "country localization" of other unsupported addons, so it shows 3 path for that:

1) /home/admin/.local/share/Odoo/addons/8.0

2) /usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/openerp/addons

3) /usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/addons

Which one?

...i tryed on these 3 of them and it was not possible to see an extra-addons on shinnig brand new odoo final release!

What am I doing wrong?

Regards and thanks in advance!

On 10/3/14, 10:06 AM

Hello here are my findings with the nightly DEB

Running odoo.py , will run the server with the user ownership instead of odoo.

To Run Odoo Server as "odoo"

sudo -H -u odoo odoo.py

It should work but you would get the previously mentioned error

OSError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/addons'

It means odoo is loading a "default" configuration file from "somewhere" (still haven't found where it is yet).

To enforce using the correct config file rerun the command providing the "correct" config file

sudo -H -u odoo odoo.py --config=/etc/odoo/openerp-server.conf

Hope it did some problem solving, but still scaffolding and other command tend to fail due to the "default configuration file that exists somewhere".

You should be probably be good by just creating an addon folder in the meantime



Fabian Tribrunner
On 9/19/14, 6:01 PM


there should be a config file in /etc/odoo-server.conf

if not it is in /path/to/odoo-server/debian/openerp-server.conf 
cp it to /etc/ (odoo-Default: /etc/openerp-server.conf)

the conf.file contains:
; This is the password that allows database operations:
; admin_passwd = admin
db_host = False
db_port = False
#you might have an other db user
db_user = odoo 
db_password = False
#for more addons path use "," between
addons_path = /usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/openerp/addons, /opt/odoo/mycustomaddons

starting the server with ./path to your odooserver/openerp-server

this also may help: https://www.odoo.com/forum/help-1/question/what-is-the-full-list-of-command-line-options-for-odoo-59139

I prefer the install with a shell-script via github. more of control ;-)



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