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Installation instruction on Linux

Oren Yehezkely
on 3/19/16, 8:50 PM 1,744 views


Can someone refer me to a reliable document explainng how to install Odoo 9 on Linux?

It seems to me that the very short explanation on the website is incorrect or inaccurate.

(when I follow the first command "wget -O - https://nightly.odoo.com/odoo.key | apt-key add -" I get this error 

"Cannot write to ‘-’ (Broken pipe)."


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Ahmed M.Elmubarak
On 3/20/16, 9:31 AM


Some Links:

 - Link1 

 - Link2 

Hope it'll help

This is no answer to the question. He obviously wants to install Odoo using the package installer and it seems he only has a sudo/root problem.

Ermin Trevisan
on 3/20/16, 10:34 AM

Thanks mate, I think part of the question "Can someone refer me to a reliable document explainng how to install Odoo 9 on Linux?"

Ahmed M.Elmubarak
on 3/21/16, 2:39 AM

Well, there are 2 ways to install Odoo, from sources or by using the package installers. In my opinion it is not the best way to suggest a source install, when somebody has a simple problem with the package install. Besides that, I myself have made to many mistakes by using all these different scripts/advises for source installations. As long as you are not a professional developer, there is no need for a source install and the package installer is a secure and stable way to install Odoo.

Ermin Trevisan
on 3/21/16, 3:26 AM

For sure I'm agree with you, but we don't know the background of the question is it developer or normal user. Since he used Linux I just assumed he need to do evaluation and some developments ...

Ahmed M.Elmubarak
on 3/21/16, 3:37 AM

When he is using "wget -O - https://nightly.odoo.com/odoo.key | apt-key add -" then he obviously tries to use the package installer method :-)

Ermin Trevisan
on 3/22/16, 2:47 AM

Ermin Trevisan

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Ermin Trevisan
On 3/20/16, 10:41 AM

Obviously you try to install the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS package installer, which is the way I recommend to you.

Please read the instructions https://www.odoo.com/documentation/9.0/setup/install.html  carefully! It says:

To install Odoo 9.0 on Debian-based distribution, execute the following commands as root:            

This means that you have to change to the root user by executing "sudo su" before you execute the mentioned 3 commands:

ubuntu@ip-192-168-110-153:~$ sudo su

Then you execute the commands:

 wget -O - https://nightly.odoo.com/odoo.key | apt-key add -
 echo "deb http://nightly.odoo.com/9.0/nightly/deb/ ./" >> /etc/apt/sources.list
 apt-get update && apt-get install odoo

After that you return to your regular user by entering the command


See this link for the cause of your error message: http://lightzoneproject.org/lorum/cannot-write-broken-pipe-linux-debian-install


Ankit H Gandhi(AHG)

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Ankit H Gandhi(AHG)
On 3/20/16, 10:39 AM

Dear Oren,

Please refer below link


Hope above link help for you.

Thanks & Regards,

Ankit H Gandhi.

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