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re-opening this subject... I was planing to start with the base TKL 12 image and install OpenERP on it.

Good idea ? Any advice / suggestion ?

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The docs seem pretty complete for installation. Hopefully all goes smoothly, if you have troubles just remember that TKL v12.x is based on Debian 6 now.

The only thing I'd add, is perhaps it'd be better to start with the TKL PostgreSQL appliance instead? Assuming that you'll want to backup with TKLBAM...

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I thought it was still in development..

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Although I actually don't use any appliances with PostgreSQL so I'm not 100% sure... IIRC it was released just before v12.

[Update] As of 25/01/2013 TKLBAM does not currently support the PostgreSQL appliance (or any other appliances that use databases other than MySQL) OOTB. However, using the TKLBAM pre and post backup/restore hooks to dump/insert the DB and the --force-profile switch (to avoid the warning) it can be configured to work.

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Good point about starting with the TKL PostgreSQL - indeed TKLBAM is one of the key reason to use Turnkey :) ....

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For OpenERP 6.1 on Lucid this for sure would be good guidance:

for  OpenERP 7.0 on Squeeze this should be good guidance:


You could use wget from this Site once you figure out which folder you want at OpenErp

This is very much on my todo list.  7.0 seems really good.  I had 6.03 running for a year with a test link to Magento and it was ok, but the 7.0 build seems really really usable.  Who knows about the Magento link but there are folks who can get it done.

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(text from the llathama ink is basicaly:)

OpenERP or also known as OpenObject is Open Source Software written in Python starting over 13 years ago by Fabien Pinckaers (pinky) for his father and later his uncle's businesses. Today OpenERP provides the infrastructure for huge swaths of the manufacturing, hospitality, and other industries.

  1. Super Easy install...

  2. user@:~$ su

  3. root@:~# echo "deb ./" >> /etc/apt/sources.list

  4. root@:~# aptitude update && aptitude && upgrade && aptitude clean

  5. root@:~# aptitude install openerp

  6. Accept the package by typing yes and hitting enter. Will update this with a key addition.

  7. Developers and curious folks can run: root@lappy4:~# tail -f /var/log/openerp-server.log

  8. Open in a webbrowser

  9. Follow the super simple instructions.

  10. Profit!

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I'm not sure whether that would work without a few extra steps. So here's how I'd do it on TKL:

echo "deb ./" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/openerp.list
apt-get update && apt-get upgrade && apt-get install openerp

Open http://<appliance-ip-or-FQDN>/ from a web browser to complete install...

The change to the first line are only personal preference (I like to have an additional spearate sources.list and keep the default one as-is). The second line basically just incorporates 4 & 5 and uses apt-get instead of aptitude (and skips the cache cleaning).

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I didn't see the guidance when I wrote the next response.

Whats up with the / ./  at the end of the package callout above?  Is that normal Linux speak

(I crossed out the response below on the subject though unfortunately search engines don't read redactions)

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It seems last time around (a year ago w/ version 6.03) I was specifying ports.  Instructions above were specifying a port # to call OpenERP (that I can't read just now in reply mode).

It would be nice to have a "Project Wiki" that could accompany threads like this to do documentations on the way.

(A little here)

Install LAPP

Setup Network

apt-get upgrade (since Static IP's wont update at startup time until after the IP is set up)

apt-get install tklpatch  (answer yes half way through)

(if you are going to use Aptitude..  also

apt-get install aptitude

echo "deb ./" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/openerp.list
apt-get update && apt-get upgrade && apt-get install openerp

(Probably need to go into Apache to assign or reassign the Port or Home Page first)

Open /">http://<appliance-ip-or-FQDN>:PORTNO/ from a web browser to complete install...

(need to specify and control the port, likely in Apache)

INSTALL Takes a while so I will report back.

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It would be worth trying this on TKL CORE.  I almost expect we are getting a double Postgres install but not sure yet.

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I am not sure where this is all loading (still loading) but it strkes me we should have specified a "where" in the

apt-get install openerp

command line.. 

still installing.

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Redacted for now:

I am getting an error that I have an Malformed line in this.  Seems like the "/./" is wrong but I really don't understand.  Also it seems the callout above is putting this in a sources folder/file that is different than Turnkey's.  Seems these should be the same, but there are also other places perhaps this should be stored.

the above instruction loads...


has the file:  sources-list

(having the following contents)


but then running aptitude to load this I am told there is a "malformed line 1" and, then "couldn't read list of packages when the following is run (after having installed aptitude)

aptitude update && aptitude && upgrade && aptitude clean

Turnkeys sources seem to be:


has the file: sources-list

(having the following contents)

deb squeeze main

deb squeeze main
deb squeeze contrib
# deb squeeze non-free

Should these be combined?  How should I define the source for OpenERP?

I will keep exploring.

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I need to go fishing.  I recall this back in the Magento Pach a while back.  Had to install the Apache Module.

Adrian calls out:  apt-get update && apt-get install webmin-mysql webmin-apache

(but the ide is not to install webmin-mysql so I will run with:

apt-get update && apt-get install  webmin-apache

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Postgres has the Database server but not Apache.

I just installed Webmin-Apache, but it looks like I am building Apache on root next.

I should have started on LAPP  (Linux Apache Postgres)...

Live and learn.

VERY Cool, having loaded WebMin Apache, I am prompted to download and load Apache itself.

I still don't know, however, whether OPENERP even needs Apache.

Apache now installed, but I have to find if I can load OpenERP somehow still.  Definitely went in.

(as I noted the :8069 port did not work earlier.  Perhaps it will work now)

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I see that Light PPD was loaded for Postgres.  Now also Apache.

All this and I can'f find where OpenERP landed (definitely donwloaded)...

Any thoughts?  I'm not finding found /etc/openerp/  (but it just annotates about database creation)

Will try in the AM on TKL LAPP and try to have the packages end up in a known place.

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I think there is something wrong with the deb... I tried installing to LAPP, Postgresql and Core and it didn't work on any of them... The appliance is not even listening on the port that it's meant to and I can't find any openerp files anywhere... whereis openerp only returns etc/openerp (and no binary...)

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This link, a little older, may have a different approach:

Alternatively, last year when I did this I recall usng a WGET command.  Is the variable that apt-get will load a package that gets updated where WGET is a one time load?

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Ran the command based on this link:

dpkg - L openerp


/user/shared/pysshared/openerp  (then lots and lots of entries, too much I expect)

plus 2 last lines at:



I think next thing to do is to try to control where that ends up..  Ideally in /var/www

the other issue is taking control with the proper webserver so that Postgres can be accessed along with OpenERP.

Will still try here on TKL-Posgres a little, but next go to TKL-LAPP as I know Apache better than LightPPD.  Likely to go slower this time of day than last night but it is the weekend at least.

see you at the bottom next.

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As per suggestions above I installed openERP on a TKL PostgreSQL appliance. Things are working fine so far.

Having my server to my liking I tried this:

root@postgresql ~# tklbam-backup
TurnKey Hub Error: Backup profile archive not found: turnkey-postgresql-12.0-squeeze-x86

This probably means that TKLBAM doesn't yet fully support your system.
If you're feeling adventurous you can force another profile with the
--force-profile option. Sorry about that.

Whoops... the whole point was to be able to use TKBackup...

Any advice ?

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Sorry, it looks like I have misinformed you! I was sure that the TKL guys had fixed that up sometime ago. I just went back over the most recent blog posts and must admit that I couldn't find mention of a fix being released that included it so I must sincerely apologise.

I have contacted the devs to see if they can give some clarity on the situation (I know that some time ago Liraz was planning to make it's inclusion in TKLBAM a priority - and perhaps that's whay I thought it had been updated).

I recall that therre was some sort of (unsupported) workaround to include PostgreSQL backups in TKLBAM using the pre and post hooks facility, but it was never totally clearly documented anywhere (just hints on the pieces required to do it yourself).

My advice would be to read the advanced TKLBAM documentation and research creating a hook to dump the PostgreSQL DB on backup (and restore the dump on restore) and then use the --force-profile option to create the backup. Obviously you'll need to put the DB dump file somewhere where it will be included in the backup.

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Ok looking into making my custom settings - obviously I would have prefered an "official" support...

That being said I would think that PostgreSQL is "mainstream" enough to warrant some attention.

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I have spoken with the devs and they have confirmed that there is currently no official support for PostgreSQL ... yet.

They assure me that they are working on it but haved changed tack. They are looking to create a generic TKLBAM database handling functionality which will allow support for multiple different DBs (rather than just adding specific PostgreSQL support). The upside is that this will allow greater flexability into the future and allow TKLBAM to support other existing DB appliances (eg CouchDB) much easier. The downside is that it is taking much longer than originally hoped.

So the way to go is as I mentioned above. Obviously test this thoroughly before you need to rely on it, but I can see no reason why it won't work. 

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Thanks for the follow up - will report with what I managed to patch together :)

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Recent update to TKLBAM now works with Postgres.  I went at least back to version 12 Squeeze.

(just to update the thread)

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I have not yet done this but I would

In Postgres

DUMP the Database to a file that can be backed up

          test to see if you can "restore" the database from that File

in TKLBAM (so you don't get the error)

--skip databases

(being sure you still backup the Dump)

I would recomend storing a finite set of the Dump Files.  Perhaps 3 so that you don't get a Huge Bloat to your database size in your backup. 

I have not customized the TKLBAM auto scripts, but it is pretty easy to specify --limits in Manual Backup and restore processes.

I am going to see if I can get an OPENERP build done as well.  What version did you end up installing?

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But you will also need to '--force-profile'. Unfortunately I'm not sure of the specific profile names/format but judging by the error message I would assume something like 'turnkey-mysql-12.0-squeeze-x86' or even 'turnkey-core-12.0-squeeze-x86' would work. Note though if you use the profile of an appliance that includes MySQL (eg the MySQL appliance) then you will need to '--skip databases' to avoid issues (if you use an appliance profile that doesn't include a MySQL DB then you won't need to worry).

When you are testing I would make sure that you try restoring to a fresh instance of PostgreSQL appliance as well (as you would have to if you had a hardware failure).

I'd love to hear how you go and it would be great if you could document your findings thus helping others in a similar position (just post back here to this thread if you want). Also if you have any issues ask here too. I can't guarantee that I will have the answers but more than happy to try to help! :)

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I think some of the instructions above will install Posgres so if started with CORE one could run TKLBAM and all should work.

I thought you could backup TKLAPP by itself though (I understand about the database).

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See the error message posted above. And yes you could use Core instead, but I think LAPP is ok, just need to --force-profile to avoid the error.

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I am in the early stages of building one.  Just installed TKLPatch over a fresh TKLLapp install.

The TKLPatch instructions says best to use a Version control system and I'm wondering if Launchpad or GitHub would be best.  As OpenERP has been using Launchpad it would seem logical to go that way.

Any thoughts and would anyone else want to participate?  I've never worked w/ Version control systems.

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Personally I love GitHub and have been using it for all patches that i have worked on for a while now. Launchpad is probably fine too, but I am now familiar with git (and AFAIK Launchpad uses bazaar which I have no experience with).

Here is why I would suggest GitHub:

  • Nicer and more intuative UI which allows easier viewing of code (personal opinion)
  • Well documented set up on GitHub site (again personal opinion)
  • TKL devs use GitHub (makes it easier for them to include your code)
  • Git is already installed in all TKL appliance by default (means no extra packages to install to upload/download patch code)
  • Applying patches hosted on GitHub is already documented in TKL docs (by me :D)
  • I know a bit about git (although not an expert by any stretch of the imagination) so can probably give you some pointers.

At the end of the day, though it probably doesn't matter that much. As long as you are using some sort of version control so you can tweak/adjust your code with facility to backtrack if you muck something up.

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TKL BugTracker is on Launch Pad.  I am not really sure why. 

Off on a Tangent now, but if you go to OpenERP on LauncPad it seems the whole confusing system is there which at least gives you some comfort.

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So with TKL starting out as Ubuntu based it probably seemed like the thing to do (makes linking bugs in TKL that actually relate to upstream software very easy). Now TKL is Debian based, that rationale is less relevant. However we need to have a bug tracker and it works quite well, so no point moving it elsewhere IMO (until something radically better comes along).

AFAIK though LaunchPad has never been used to host TKL code. I think Alon and Liraz use git exclusively (and now have some it hosted on GitHub) and LaunchPad uses Bazaar...

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I found


but I would like to set up a separat Port for the OpenERP stuff.

Really I should go to Apache and try this again, but while this is all here....


my recollection now is that the index.html (in /var/www/) should be modified to give Ported Links to OpenERP

OpenERP seems to be its own WebServer / NetServer.

Needs to be controlled on its own, with a few Ports specified and started and stopped as  Service.

I believe we have it in the system but question of a good load is there, and question of how to Control is next.

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I am getting the error:

"Unable to locate package PIL"

openerp-server   (command by itself)  starts to run but again returns the same.

Seems to be a package file as part of OpenERP / Python that perhaps was not imported properly.

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I went to shutdown the Appliance and I find Apache and LightTpd fighting for Port 80.

I will bring this down and look again at the 6.03 Patch.  As OpenERP changed all the sources I mostly gave up on it, but under neath that is, I am sure, the skeleton of the correct Ap structure and different Port Calls etc.

I am not seeing how I can Post the Patch Modification I did (added magentoerpconnect mainly) but there is alot in the config to look at.

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Was installed on TKL Lapp  (my modification seemed to have been around magento erp connect. 

Patch Text (conf-la)  (pwds should be changed) and likely were post install.  Never really went live but did function (and is functioning now).  This Patch however will no longer install as the source files have changed.  Should be able to redefine these two lines to aim for version 7.0 in the Nightly Directories cited above.

WebClient drives off Port 8080 in http.  Does not drive off of TKL SSL which is a problem.


OpenERP client (python standalone) drives off of 8070 looking like this.


(Disfunctioning links for PATCH)


and one set futher down:
#!/bin/bash -ex
#adopted from :
#Caution : please stop any instance of running postgres daemon


# set hostname
echo "$HOSTNAME" > /etc/hostname
sed -i "s| \(.*\)| $HOSTNAME|" /etc/hosts

echo "------------------------------------"
echo "Enabling ubuntu multiverse repository"
echo "------------------------------------"

COMMENT=`grep 'lucid multiverse' $APTSOURCES`
UNCOMMENT=$(echo $COMMENT | sed 's|#||')

COMMENT=`grep 'lucid-updates multiverse' $APTSOURCES`
UNCOMMENT=$(echo $COMMENT | sed 's|#||')
UNCOMMENT=$(echo $COMMENT | sed 's|#||')

apt-get update
echo "------------------------------------"
echo "installing needed packages"
echo "------------------------------------"

apt-get -y install sudo python python-psycopg2 python-reportlab \
python-egenix-mxdatetime python-tz python-pychart python-mako \
python-pydot python-lxml python-vobject python-yaml python-dateutil \
python-pychart python-pydot python-webdav python-cherrypy3 \
python-formencode python-pybabel python-simplejson python-pyparsing

apt-get install bzr

#Create openerp as system user
/usr/sbin/adduser --system --home=/opt/openerp --group openerp

#create pgsql user called openerp
#/etc/init.d/postgresql-$PSQLRELEASE stop

/etc/init.d/postgresql-$PSQLRELEASE start
sudo -u postgres createuser openerp --no-superuser --createdb --no-createrole
#Alter user open erp with defined password
sudo -u postgres psql template1 -U postgres -c "alter user openerp with password '$PASSWVAR'"

###-----Seting up OpenErp Server
#------Core OpenErp Server
cd /opt/openerp
tar zxvf $SERVERSRC.tar.gz
tar zxvf $WEBSRC.tar.gz
rm -f  *.tar.gz
chown -R openerp: *
mv  $SERVERSRC server
mv $WEBSRC web

#-------Include US chart of accounts addon
mv l10n_chart_us_general server/bin/addons
chown -R openerp: server/bin/addons/l10n_chart_us_general

#-------Include magentoerpconnect
cd /opt/openerp/server/bin/addons
bzr branch lp:magentoerpconnect
chown -R openerp: magentoerpconnect

bzr branch lp:magentoerpconnect/openerp6-module
chown -R openerp: openerp6-module

cd /opt/openerp/server/bin
md extra-addons
cd extra-addons
bzr branch lp:openobject-addons/6.0

#------Creating /etc/openerp-server.conf
cat > /tmp/openerp-server.conf <<"EOF"
; This is the password that allows database operations
; Will be written to by the server when password is changed
; !! Keep this file secure !!
; admin_passwd = admin

root_path = /opt/openerp/server/bin

without_demo = False
verbose = False

; Database settings
db_user = openerp
db_password = openerp
; Please uncomment the following line *after* you have created the
; database. It activates the auto module check on startup.
; db_name = False
db_port = False
db_host = False
db_maxconn = 64

; Networking Settings
xmlrpc = True
xmlrpc_interface =
xmlrpc_port = 8069

netrpc = True
netrpc_interface =
netrpc_port = 8070

; Uncomment these for xml-rpc over SSL
;xmlrpcs = True
;xmlrpcs_interface =
;xmlrpcs_port = 8071
;secure_pkey_file = /etc/ssl/openerp/server.pkey
;secure_cert_file = /etc/ssl/openerp/server.crt

; Log settings
logfile = /var/log/openerp/openerp-server.log
syslog = False
logrotate = True
log_level = info

; False prevents the client displaying the list of databases
list_db = True
addons_path = /opt/openerp/server/bin/addons
demo = {}
soap = False
reportgz = False
translate_modules = ['all']

; Static http parameters
static_http_enable = False
static_http_document_root = /var/www/html
static_http_url_prefix = /

; Outbound email configuration
;smtp_user =
;email_from = "OpenERP Support" <>
;smtp_port = 25
;smtp_password = ********
;smtp_ssl = True
;smtp_server =

mv /tmp/openerp-server.conf /etc/openerp-server.conf
chown openerp:root /etc/openerp-server.conf
chmod 640 /etc/openerp-server.conf

#------End creating /etc/openerp-server.conf

#------Creating init.d script
cat > /tmp/openerp-server <<"EOF"

# Provides:             openerp-server
# Required-Start:       $remote_fs $syslog
# Required-Stop:        $remote_fs $syslog
# Should-Start:         $network
# Should-Stop:          $network
# Default-Start:        2 3 4 5
# Default-Stop:         0 1 6
# Short-Description:    Enterprise Resource Management software
# Description:          Open ERP is a complete ERP and CRM software.


# Specify the user name (Default: openerp).

# Specify an alternate config file (Default: /etc/openerp-server.conf).

# pidfile

# Additional options that are passed to the Daemon.

[ -x $DAEMON ] || exit 0
[ -f $CONFIGFILE ] || exit 0

checkpid() {
    [ -f $PIDFILE ] || return 1
    pid=`cat $PIDFILE`
    [ -d /proc/$pid ] && return 0
    return 1

case "${1}" in
                echo -n "Starting ${DESC}: "

                start-stop-daemon --start --quiet --pidfile ${PIDFILE} \
                        --chuid ${USER} --background --make-pidfile \
                        --exec ${DAEMON} -- ${DAEMON_OPTS}

                echo "${NAME}."

                echo -n "Stopping ${DESC}: "

                start-stop-daemon --stop --quiet --pidfile ${PIDFILE} \

                echo "${NAME}."

                echo -n "Restarting ${DESC}: "

                start-stop-daemon --stop --quiet --pidfile ${PIDFILE} \
                sleep 1

                start-stop-daemon --start --quiet --pidfile ${PIDFILE} \
                        --chuid ${USER} --background --make-pidfile \
                        --exec ${DAEMON} -- ${DAEMON_OPTS}

                echo "${NAME}."

                echo "Usage: ${NAME} {start|stop|restart|force-reload}" >&2
                exit 1

exit 0

mv /tmp/openerp-server /etc/init.d/
chmod 755 /etc/init.d/openerp-server
chown root: /etc/init.d/openerp-server
update-rc.d openerp-server defaults
#---------End creating init.d script

#Create /var/log/openerp with proper ownership:
mkdir -p /var/log/openerp
chown -R openerp.root /var/log/openerp/

###--------Setting up openerp  web client
#------Creating /etc/openerp-web.conf
cat > /tmp/openerp-web.conf <<"EOF"
server.environment = "development"

# Some server parameters that you may want to tweak
server.socket_host = ""
server.socket_port = 8080

# Sets the number of threads the server uses
server.thread_pool = 10

tools.sessions.on = True
tools.sessions.persistent = False

# Simple code profiling
server.profile_on = False
server.profile_dir = "profile"

# if this is part of a larger site, you can set the path
# to the TurboGears instance here
#server.webpath = ""

# Set to True if you are deploying your App behind a proxy
# e.g. Apache using mod_proxy
#tools.proxy.on = True

# If your proxy does not add the X-Forwarded-Host header, set
# the following to the *public* host url.
#tools.proxy.base = ''

# logging
#log.access_file = "/var/log/openerp-web/access.log"
log.error_file = "/var/log/openerp/openerp-web-error.log"
log.access_level = "INFO"
log.error_level = "INFO"

# Set to false to disable CSRF checks
tools.csrf.on = True

# replace builtin traceback tools by cgitb
tools.log_tracebacks.on: False
tools.cgitb.on: True
# a default install can probably avoid logging those via cgitb as they're
# available in the server log

# OpenERP Server = 'localhost'
openerp.server.port = '8070'
openerp.server.protocol = 'socket'
openerp.server.timeout = 450

# Web client settings
# filter dblists based on url pattern?
# NONE: No Filter
# EXACT: Exact Hostname
# UNDERSCORE: Hostname_
# BOTH: Exact Hostname or Hostname_

dblist.filter = 'NONE'

# whether to show Databases button on Login screen or not
dbbutton.visible = True

# will be applied on company logo
company.url = ''

mv /tmp/openerp-web.conf /etc/
chown openerp:root /etc/openerp-web.conf
sudo chmod 640 /etc/openerp-web.conf

#--------End creating /etc/openerp-web.conf

#------Creating /etc/init.d/openerp-web
cat > /tmp/openerp-web <<"EOF"

# Provides:             openerp-web
# Required-Start:       $remote_fs $syslog
# Required-Stop:        $remote_fs $syslog
# Should-Start:         $network
# Should-Stop:          $network
# Default-Start:        2 3 4 5
# Default-Stop:         0 1 6
# Short-Description:    OpenERP Web - the Web Client of the OpenERP
# Description:          Open ERP is a complete ERP and CRM software.


# Specify the user name (Default: openerp).

# Specify an alternate config file (Default: /etc/openerp-web.conf).

# pidfile

# Additional options that are passed to the Daemon.

[ -x $DAEMON ] || exit 0
[ -f $CONFIGFILE ] || exit 0

checkpid() {
    [ -f $PIDFILE ] || return 1
    pid=`cat $PIDFILE`
    [ -d /proc/$pid ] && return 0
    return 1

case "${1}" in
                echo -n "Starting ${DESC}: "

                start-stop-daemon --start --quiet --pidfile ${PIDFILE} \
                        --chuid ${USER} --background --make-pidfile \
                        --exec ${DAEMON} -- ${DAEMON_OPTS}

                echo "${NAME}."

                echo -n "Stopping ${DESC}: "

                start-stop-daemon --stop --quiet --pidfile ${PIDFILE} \

                echo "${NAME}."

                echo -n "Restarting ${DESC}: "

                start-stop-daemon --stop --quiet --pidfile ${PIDFILE} \

                sleep 1

                start-stop-daemon --start --quiet --pidfile ${PIDFILE} \
                        --chuid ${USER} --background --make-pidfile \
                        --exec ${DAEMON} -- ${DAEMON_OPTS}

                echo "${NAME}."

                echo "Usage: ${NAME} {start|stop|restart|force-reload}" >&2
                exit 1

exit 0

mv /tmp/openerp-web /etc/init.d/
chmod 755 /etc/init.d/openerp-web
chown root: /etc/init.d/openerp-web
update-rc.d openerp-web defaults

#--------End creating /etc/init.d/openerp-web

apt-get clean
cd /opt

#add services information
echo 'Openerp:    http://$ipaddr:8080' >> $SERVICES

exit 0


I will confirm, when I go into Apache, none of the OPENERP POrts are called out so Apache Proper is not Serving this.  Seems could be installed on Core or PostGre just as well.  Still need to disect how the OpenERP service is being controlled.... though I am sure it is Pointed to in the Text above.


as a side note:

I also had these notes along side..  seemingly learning notes about Bazaar (bzr)...  I don't think real relavent to this.

Notes Installing Magentoerpconnect

(first on Core Appliance)
apt-get update
apt-get install bzr

apt-get install zip (do download modules as zips)

md addbzr

apt-get updatate
apt-get install bzr

cd addbzr  (root/bzr)

bzr branch lp:magentoerpconnect

bzr branch lp:magentoerpconnect/openerp6-module



do dependencies

L. Arnold's picture

I see this is New from OpenSourcerer for version 7.0

Likely can be modified towards Debian

Also Version 6 Official Reference for Configuration is here which explains the building blocks perhaps.

I don't think there is much documentation yet for version 7.0 so this may or may not be completely relavent.  Version callouts for 6.0 and 6.1 even jump around quite a bit.

As far as I can see they don't want this to be easy, while not completely breaking the idea of Open Source (they really want to host your systems I think)

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I have made great progress till I took the BZR route.  Looks like not having Logged In to Launchpad was a mistake.  Taking more than forever to get the addons downloaded.

If we can control Apt-get or just use WGET it is the better path it seems to me.


Log till now on this attempt:


(I think I forgot to install TKLPATCH) REAL SOON after STARTUP

apt-get update
apt-get upgrade   (starts a very long process.  I normally just run update. What is the difference? is this the same as

apt-get dist-upgrade, cited by opensourcerer?)

reboot  (easy with Webmin)...(my idea given my windows expeirence.
    and also opensourcer suggests)
    note: (I run Webmin in Firefox, Webshell in Chrome)

adduser --system --home=/opt/openerp --group openerp

createuser --createdb --username postgres --no-createrole --no-superuser --pwprompt openerp
Enter password for new role: ********
Enter it again: ********


(I did not do this, maybe should have before "create user")

sudo su - postgres  (I went back to do this, but got an error that role openerp already exists


sudo apt-get install python-dateutil python-docutils python-feedparser python-gdata \
python-jinja2 python-ldap python-libxslt1 python-lxml python-mako python-mock python-openid \
python-psycopg2 python-psutil python-pybabel python-pychart python-pydot python-pyparsing \
python-reportlab python-simplejson python-tz python-unittest2 python-vatnumber python-vobject \
python-webdav python-werkzeug python-xlwt python-yaml python-zsi

(yes to continue)  (long process)

(Snapshot VM now after Python installed)

added (late in the game)
apt-get install tklpatch

(next a Fork)
WGET or BZR...  trying BZR (from Jerome comment)

apt-get install bzr
su - openerp
cd /opt/openerp
bzr branch lp:openobject-server/7.0 server  (write to Launchpad or access private data.  See                     

    "bzr help launchpad-login".                   
                        Branched 4807 revision(s).)
bzr branch lp:openobject-addons/7.0 addons  

#(Webshell may have hung -- taking forever to fin)
 #   (has put a huge drain on the system)  Gigabytes of Data are Loading NOW I can See!  It would seem
  #     good to minimize how much comes in as "addons". 
   # System is gagging as seen from other remote login slowness.  Moved again after a while... now stopped again 52745KB)
#AFAIU if you’ve got a Launchpad account, uploaded your SSH public key, and used bzr lp-login, bzr will use it’s smart protocol over ssh, which will be much faster than the dumb HTTP protocol it uses otherwise with Launchpad.

#There’s an open bug somewhere about making Launchpad support the smart bzr protocol for anonymous repository access too.

#NEXT IN LINE but still waiting for the last BZR to finish
bzr branch lp:openerp-web/7.0 web  
#Wanting to Integrate but may have to wait
# magentoerpconnect  


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I get this when I follow the OpenSourcer guidance when I finally (after additionally apt-get installing both python-pil and python-imaging)

su - openerp -s /bin/bash



openerp: OpenERP version 7.0-20120127-000101
openerp: addons ppaths: /opt/openerp/server/openerp/addons
openerp: database hostname: localhost
openerp: database port: 5432
openerp:  database user: openerp
openerp.service.wsgi)server: HTTP service (werkzeug) running)
openerp: OpenERP server is running, waiting for connections

But I can't connect yet via the Web.  Somewhere I saw a indication of IP but I can't find that now.

I am going for a HALT:  System is shutting down.

I am tired.

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As usual, wrangling with this.  I actually got an Error from OPENERP rather than blank pages.

Wrestling with controlling the start script, but likely permissions underneath that.

This Guidance has been most helpful:

The Start script is like a dog chasing its tail.

Root can invoke the script then is told it is a security risk to do so (aborting)

Openerp (via -su) does not see a script

Bin/Bash under -su Openerp actually starts the server and no errors are seen in SHELL

Once There, I run first Start

http://(mydomain):40069  (from within my Firewall to eliminate anything there) and I get some Graphics, the possibility of database creation and the following Error:  (Authentication Fails for USER OPENERP...  which brings us back to comparing OpenSourcerer (who calls out a Password) and the link above (which seemingly makes a --system user that should work, but so far is not)

Psyched to get an error actually.

		OpenERP Server Error

Client Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/opt/openerp/web/addons/web/", line 195, in dispatch
    response["result"] = method(self, **self.params)
  File "/opt/openerp/web/addons/web/controllers/", line 708, in get_list
    return db_list(req)
  File "/opt/openerp/web/addons/web/controllers/", line 87, in db_list
    dbs = proxy.list()
  File "/opt/openerp/web/addons/web/", line 31, in proxy_method
    result = self.session.send(self.service_name, method, *args)
  File "/opt/openerp/web/addons/web/", line 104, in send
    raise xmlrpclib.Fault(, formatted_info)

Server Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/opt/openerp/web/addons/web/", line 90, in send
    return openerp.netsvc.dispatch_rpc(service_name, method, args)
  File "/opt/openerp/server/openerp/", line 289, in dispatch_rpc
    result = ExportService.getService(service_name).dispatch(method, params)
  File "/opt/openerp/server/openerp/service/", line 122, in dispatch
    return fn(*params)
  File "/opt/openerp/server/openerp/service/", line 351, in exp_list
    cr = db.cursor()
  File "/opt/openerp/server/openerp/", line 477, in cursor
    return Cursor(self._pool, self.dbname, serialized=serialized)
  File "/opt/openerp/server/openerp/", line 183, in __init__
    self._cnx = pool.borrow(dsn(dbname))
  File "/opt/openerp/server/openerp/", line 378, in _locked
    return fun(self, *args, **kwargs)
  File "/opt/openerp/server/openerp/", line 433, in borrow
    result = psycopg2.connect(dsn=dsn, connection_factory=PsycoConnection)
OperationalError: FATAL:  Ident authentication failed for user "openerp"


 my tact from here is going to be in comparing the two Script methods (that are very different) from "The Open Sourcerer" and  "VionBlog". 

I also need to compare how Users and Postgres Users are definied in the two methods.

Slow as it is, BZR seems the best so far at briniging code in.

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su - postgres -c "createuser -s openerp" 2> /dev/null || true

Creating first Database as we speak.  (Ok, made it)

I need to get my hands around the "Super password" which I don't recall creating in this iteration.  It was filled in and I went with it....

I have a "first build" running.

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I have no idea how you ended up here but this is a forum dedicted to Trunkey Linux - you won't get much help regarding Win XP over here ! I suggest you post your question in the openERP forum in the install section:

L. Arnold's picture

BZR works quite well for getting their Trunk Folders, however best to always have some options.  Even better to understand it all.

This is a pretty good link vis a vis version 7.0

I've been really happy so far with OpenERP.  It is not well documented but works great.  We should document it somehow on the TKL site.

Jeremy Davis's picture

My suggestion would be to either start a fresh thread and edit the top post (rather than making new posts) and any new info keep adding/editing the top post. That way the info is all at the top instead of users having to crawl through a whole thread...

L. Arnold's picture

Yesterday got a email message:  Followed the link, Posted a comment.  Saw then that it was at the bottom (for me) when it should have been connected to the "What about using WGET" comment a few back.

I agree that threads can get long.

Perhaps we could set a "following tag" so if a subject on OpenERP shows itself an email would come in.  I am not on the Forums as much as I could but the email notes often bring me back.

The email link should reference the comment location, not just the thread perhaps also.

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I documented how I built an install (but have not patched)

Also a number of Patches are posted here.  It would be great if you could post yours and background about it both on the blueprints, and the patches site below:  (Patches takes Code it seems, or at least allows a good link to Code)

I agree that Forums tend to meander.  Many of my posts were "on the way to a build"...  It is a great system for me but we really need a TKL Patch, then a TKL Build to get some more transportability and optimization in.

If you post a patch I'll bet that can promote a full build.

Thank you!

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To answer you, Carlos directly (Patch or Build?)

It would be great to have your help to build a TKLDEV ISO for OpenERP.

OpenERP is working well now and it would be nice to have it in the Stable.

We could work w/ a Team over on GitHub or in the other Devo areas at TKL.  Can you ping in on that side?  I will ping back.


Jeremy Davis's picture

It'd be great to see a OpenERP appliance. If you use TKLDev to build it and host your (TKLDev) build (instructions) on GitHub then we could see it integrated into the TKL library! :)

L. Arnold's picture

Carlos, I think we should move forward with this.  I have been making some general notes but it would be good to "get er done".

See my Fork of Postgres Git at:


Thank you for following up.  Jeremy, please also Join in!

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Hi Carlos,

I will definitely look.  We are both in the same place about TKLDEV..  just not knowing how to use it.

Lets look at both and choose a path.  

You are correct that you don't need a webserver, but my thoughts are that Database maintenance should be a good addition.  I would only recomend having OpenERP run over ports 80 and 443 and Postgres Admin run over a different port.

In a sense the Postgres approach could be cleaner than Lapp (but perhaps you are using Apache to serve OpenERP with Lapp (though I don't know how).

thanks for working ont this.   I will check the Branch.

best to you

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