How do I install OpenERP 8 Dev on any applicable droplet?

Posted May 16, 2014 4.7k views
I've tried a few different options scripts or following line item by line item but ultimately openerp doesn't show as on when running service --status-all and isn't accessible at the server's IP address with port 8069 at the end. Kind of at a loss. Looks like there's several different ways of installing, a .deb or launchpad. Had a bit of failure with both though unfortunately.

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There seem to be a few issues with the packages for OpenERP 8 on Ubuntu, but it is still possible to get it running. First install the package:

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

Then make sure there is a home directory for the openerp user:

mkdir /home/openerp
chown openerp /home/openerp
chgrp openerp /home/openerp

Next, make sure there is an openerp database user:

sudo -u postgres createuser -s openerp

And then restart both OpenERP and Apache:

service openerp restart
service apache2 restart

Now you should be able to access it at: http://your.ip.address:8069
Thank you for your help! I'm up and running!