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Is there some way that I can check if certain module is installed from the
__init__.py file (for example if I want to conditionally import one of my .py files depending on whether a specific module is installed, without having to set it as a mandatory dependency in my
I see I have no cr cursor to somehow browse it from database, nor do I have the dbname to be able to instantiate my own cursor. I was hoping I could do something like
import openerp.modules as addons loaded_mods = addons.module.loaded if 'addon_x' in loaded_mods: import addon_x_inheritage
but loaded returns an empty list .
Is there any workable way to achieve this?
Create a link module
If your aim to make differents behaviors depending on whether or not a module is installed, you might create a link modules.
From OpenERP 7.0 , you can specifiy in your
__openerp__.py an option called
auto_install True or False (default: False). If set to ``True``, the module is a link module. It will be installed as soon as all its dependencies are installed.
With this, you should be able to create a
module A without all dependancies, and an other link
module L which pill patch your
module A taking in account the changes made by the module you didn't wanted to set in the
module A dependancies.
Otherwise, you may have issues with inheritances processes.
 [Module structure](http://doc.openerp.com/trunk/developers/server/03_module_dev_01/)
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