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TypeError: openerp.init is not a constructor

on 10/19/14, 3:12 PM 3,750 views

After install modules My frontend (website) load without css and js  and I see TypeError: openerp.init is not a constructor  in consol

How I need do for go to worked version?  Deinstall modules and restart server - dont help for me

Rui Franco
On 3/18/15, 11:36 AM

Run this query:

SELECT * FROM ir_attachment WHERE url LIKE '/web/%' AND type LIKE 'binary'

You will find a few records like "/web/css/website.assets_editor/cc340a0", etc.

Delete them and the interface will load properly once again




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Zagreb | Karlovac, Croatia

there is only 10 kind of people the ones that understand binary ... and others

On 10/20/14, 9:13 AM

check structure of file in your module.. 

there should be (among other files) : 
__openerp__.py   wich is a constructor / descriptor

__init__.py wich is (as the name said) init file.. 

i think you might have something like: openerp.init file existing in your module folder.. (wich does not make any sense) :)

Pierre Stévens
On 11/28/14, 8:38 AM

Hello everybody,

I have the same problem when trying to reach http://localhost:8069/web?db=mydb. All the installation works well. I'm able to initialize a new database but then, I'm redirected to a blank page. Bugzilla console warns me with a great "openerp.init is not a constructor".

That console indicates me the error is coming from a jQuery function inserted in the HTML page:

$(function() {

var s = new openerp.init();

var wc = new s.web.WebClient();




From where do you think the error is coming from? Do you think is it a missing dependency?

Thank you for your reading.

Since it's JavaScript, it is a client side error. On another OS, I've tried to access to http://localhost:8069/web?db=mydb. All works well. To summarize, it does not work with Firefox 33.0 on FreeBSD 10.1 but it works with Firefox 34.0 on Fedora 20.0.

Pierre Stévens
on 12/2/14, 3:48 AM

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Asked: 10/19/14, 3:12 PM
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