Howto install Odoo on Debian 7 64bit

This is an attempt at shortening the installation time of Odoo (OpenERP 7) on a pristine Linux Debian system. In particular, we’ll execute this procedure on a 2GB RAM VM from Digital Ocean, a recent, cheap and efficiente hosting provider….

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OpenERP to become AGPL

Apparently, the next versions of OpenERP will be AGPL. I could not approve this change enough. The current world is crippled by companies (coined as ‘evil’ by Fabien Pinckaers) who use and modify the software for their own customers without…

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Running OpenERP 5.0.3 from sources on Ubuntu 8.10

$ bzr clone lp:openerp $ cd openerp $ ./bzr_set.py -r tag:5.0.3 ../5_0_3 $ cd ../5_0_3/ Open one terminal for the server $ cd server/bin/ (make sure you have a “terp” user on your system, and that you’re logged as this…

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OpenERP 5 – Creating a chart of accounts – first draft

Following up on our permanent quest to harness the power of OpenERP, this article will consider the specific challenge of building a chart of accounts. One of the most difficult things in OpenERP when customising it for a specific country…

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Uninstalling eTiny.egg

If you ever installed Python’s eTiny module for OpenERP, you might want to remove it to install another version. In this case, the solution is to delete the eTiny module’s directory (in /usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages for example). cd /usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/ rm -r eTiny-1.0.1.1-py2.4.egg/…

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Quick-change header for eTiny

eTiny (OpenERP’s web server) shows default header images and style that might not really suit your needs. Being GPL, you can modify that at will, but you have to know how. Although it’s probably not the best way to do…

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Caching in eTiny, OpenERP’s web server

I recently learnt that eTiny, OpenERP’s web server, is actually caching pages when in “production” mode (this mode can be changed in the configuration file which is /etc/etiny-server.cfg if you followed the documentation here). This means that installing some modules…

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OpenERP – Studying, contributing and providing services

Following an internal meeting at BeezNest, we decided to officially provide services for OpenERP before the end of the year, through an official partnership with Tiny SPRL, the company behind the product. We found a lot of little bugs and…

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OpenERP – Timesheet module – Hours encoding error

When trying to encode new hours in one’s timesheet in OpenERP, the following error might appear: ERROR:  null value in column “journal_id” violates not-null constraint insert into “account_analytic_line” (id,perm_id,”user_id”,”account_id”,”general_account_id”,”product_uom_id”,”journal_id”,”name”,”to_invoice”,”amount”,”unit_amount”,”date”,”product_id”,create_uid,create_date) values (4,NULL,’4′,’6′,’634′,’4′,NULL,’Analysis of AIM development project’,NULL,-40.000000,2.000000,’2008-08-14′,’1′,4,now()) The error code is not…

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Installing modules in OpenERP with PostgreSQL 8.3

When using OpenERP 4.2.2. with PostgreSQL 8.3, a few SQL errors appear when installing new modules, with SUBSTRING appearing with dates. A solution is suggested here (by cornflake on the OpenERP forum). Basically, it consists in replacing all occurences of…

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