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Why do some apps automatically require the selection of other apps?

on 9/10/16, 12:38 PM 605 views


is there a list of which apps require the installation of others?



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Fabien Pinckaers (fp)
On 9/12/16, 5:47 PM

It's mostly a technical reason, eg: eCommerce requires Website and Sale because you need a website to run a shop, and Sale to manage orders.

Note that for the free for one app offer, you get the app (eCommerce) as well as it's dependencies (website & sale) as part of the free plan.

Over time, we try to remove dependencies (ex: in v10, eSign will not depend on website anymore. Same for mass mailing) but some will always remain because of the string integration of the apps in Odoo.

Xavier Brochard
On 9/20/16, 6:37 PM

You can easily display all dependencies :

  1. display apps in view list,

  2. select some or all of them

  3. on the left button that will be shown,  choose Print / Technical Guide

Now you have a big PDF with all dependencies (and a lot more informations).

Another way it to browse the Odoo install directory under "addons" and to extract all dependencies from "__openerp__.py" files (each module (or addon or App) contains at least one file with a depend list. Like for example :

'depends': ['base']

Ermin Trevisan

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Ermin Trevisan
On 9/11/16, 7:17 AM

Apps do require the installation of others if they are dependent on others by inheritance for example. There is no such comprehensive list and I can also not see a use for it, but you can see the dependencies in the app's description and/or in the corresponding __openerp__.py file.

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Asked: 9/10/16, 12:38 PM
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