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Offline installing for add-ons

Muhammad Bashir Al-Noimi
on 2/21/14, 6:38 AM 2,876 views

How can I install web based addons without Internet connections (I'm using OpenERP over LAN)?


  • AFAIK current version (7.x) supports web interface while the desktop clients became deprecated.
  • BTW, I left OpenERP since ver. 6.x to use PostBooks instead but I recently decided to use OpenERP once again after recent new features.
On 2/21/14, 7:15 AM

Yes you could download the module from internet on another computer and unzip the file on the ERP server. Then you have to activate the module, see the tutorial on acespritechblog.wordpress.com (sorry I cannot post the full link)

I find out how to activate the module; see: http://help.openerp.com/question/42974/how-to-install-a-module/?answer=42980#post-id-42980

Muhammad Bashir Al-Noimi
on 2/21/14, 8:50 AM

I unzipped the addon on the server /usr/share/pyshared/openerp/addons but I couldn't find it in modules to activate it!!!

Muhammad Bashir Al-Noimi
on 2/21/14, 8:21 PM

I tried another way. [1] Activated "Technical Features" for admin user [2] Settings->Technical->UserInterface->MenuItems [3] Edit "Settings/Modules" [4] Added submenu called "Import" with "Action: ir.actions.act_window" and "Module Import" [5] Saved the changes and refreshed the window (I can see a new submenu called "Import") [6] Settings->Modules->Import [7] Selected the downloaded zip file (attachment_size_limit- then clicked "Import Module" [8] I got the following error message

Muhammad Bashir Al-Noimi
on 2/21/14, 8:56 PM

Can not create the module file: /usr/lib/pymodules/python2.7/openerp/addons/attachment_size_limit.zip! BTW, /usr/lib/pymodules/python2.7/openerp/addons owned by openerp user and group! I tried to restart OpenERP server sudo service openerp restart but I got same error message on import module!!!

Muhammad Bashir Al-Noimi
on 2/21/14, 9:00 PM

Just for testing purpose could you add full rights on addons folder? chmod 777

on 2/26/14, 11:44 AM

@Youri I did it... but it didn't affect.

Muhammad Bashir Al-Noimi
on 2/26/14, 11:57 AM

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