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Install and configure OpenERP Development environment on Debian

Joseph Noufaily
on 5/26/14, 5:53 AM 4,785 views

I'm using the following link to install the development environment of OpenERP 7 on Debian 7

Debian OS info:
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID:    Debian
Description:    Debian GNU/Linux 7.5 (wheezy)
Release:    7.5
Codename:    wheezy

Note that OpenERP is already installed using the all in one setup

Installation Steps

1)Register SSH key on Launchpad http://suji25.wordpress.com/2009/09/23/register-ssh-key-on-launchpad/
2)'install bazaar  apt-get install bzr
3)'inform bzr of your Launchpad ID  bzr launchpad-login <launchpadID>
4)'install make apt-get install make
5)mkdir source;cd source
6)bzr cat -d lp:~openerp-dev/openerp-tools/trunk setup.sh | sh

i get the following message

Permission denied (publickey).
ConnectionReset reading response for 'BzrDir.open_2.1', retrying
Permission denied (publickey).
bzr: ERROR: Connection closed: Unexpected end of message. Please check connectivity and permissions, and report a bug if problems persist.

Any help is appreciated





Thierry Godin

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Thierry Godin
On 5/26/14, 7:16 AM

Hi Joseph,


For automatic installation on Debian Wheezy, please take a look here : http://solutions-entreprise.developpez.com/erp-pgi/faq/openerp/?page=Linux#InstallDebAuto

Joseph Noufaily
On 5/26/14, 8:24 AM

Hi Thierry,

I already stated that i successfully downloaded openerp 7 but the issue is that i want to customize\edit some modules on the system. After some research i was trying to do the steps on the following link: https://doc.openerp.com/6.1/vi/developer/01_getting_started/

I already typed the error above.

what is the best way to customize and develop OpenERP?
Is there any documentation to download all the required components to customiza OpenERP?




I guess you read french (You're from Lebanon), so I suggest to read the tutorial here : http://thierry-godin.developpez.com/openerp/tutoriel-openerp-realisation-module-web-pour-point-vente/

Thierry Godin
on 5/26/14, 8:48 AM

Thank you for the help the link you provided will definetely help in the development stage later. Still i need to solve the above issue

Joseph Noufaily
on 5/27/14, 7:49 AM
David Myers
On 10/29/14, 2:19 PM

I've installed Odoo (V8) on a VPS running debian wheezy.

The route that I took was as was set out on this page:



some things that caused me some grief:

I use a the Webmin / Virtualmin admin interface on my VPS, and I needed to ensure that scripts are run by the web server (in my case that is Apache).

Secondly ensure that the Postgres DB is correctly set up before hand. I got caught out as I already have MySQL for other stuff and simpy overlooked that Odoo insists on Postgres.

In the config you can dictate where the Odoo files will be. I recomend you place them somewhere where they can be 'on there own' ~ should make life easier for upgrades. I chose /opt/odoo

finaly there are a number of python dependencies, they are listed on the link I have posted above, but I seem to recall that some where still missing (or maybe they have been updated / renamed since the above howto !

Bear in mind also that you are getting the branch from git, not a true deb. so the dependency mechanism isn't going to work as it should. So keep an eye out for the install failures.

Any problems, drop a comment in


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