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A buildout recipe to install and configure OpenERP

Project description

This is a buildout recipe to download, install and configure OpenERP server, web client and gtk client. It currently only supports version 6.0.

  • For the server: recipe = anybox.recipe.openerp:server
  • For the web client: recipe = anybox.recipe.openerp:webclient
  • For the gtk client: recipe = anybox.recipe.openerp:gtkclient

Recipe options

zc.recipe.egg options

This recipe reuses the zc.recipe.egg recipe, so the options are the same (eggs, interpreter, etc.) Consult the documentation here

specific options

It also adds a few specific options :

  • version: specify the version of OpenERP (server, web client or gtk client)
  • url : specify the direct download url for the server or client archive. This option overrides the version specification
  • script_name: specify the name of the startup script to generate

OpenERP options

The OpenERP configuration files are generated by OpenERP itself in the buildout etc/ directory during the first buildout run. You can overwrite options in these config files in the recipe section of your buildout.cfg. The options must be written using a dotted notation prefixed with the section name. The specified options will just overwrite the existing options in the corresponding config files. You don’t have to replicate all the options in your buildout.cfg. If an option or a section does not exist it can be created.

For example you can specify the xmlrpc port for the server, the addons path or even an additional option that does not exist in the default config file:

options.xmlrpc_port = 8069
options.addons_path = ${buildout:directory}/addons,${buildout:directory}/extra-6.0
options.additional_option = "foobar"

It will end-up in the server option as:

xmlrpc_port = 8069
addons_path = /path/to/your/project/addons,/path/to/your/project/extra-6.0
additional_option = "foobar"

For the web client you can specify the company url with:

global.server.socket_port = 8080 = ''

It will modify the corresponding web client config:

server.socket_port = 8080
company.url = ''

Generated scripts

Startup scripts are created in the bin/ directory. By default the name is: start_<part_name>, so you can have several startup scripts for each part if you configure several OpenERP servers or clients. You can pass additional typical arguments to the server via the startup script, such as -i or -u options.

Example buildout

Here is a sample buildout with versions specification, 2 OpenERP servers using only NETRPC and listening on 2 different ports, and 2 web clients

parts = openerp1 web1 openerp2 web2
allow-picked-versions = false
versions = versions
find-links =

recipe = anybox.recipe.openerp:server
eggs = PIL
version = 6.0.3
options.xmlrpc = False
options.xmlrpcs = False

recipe = anybox.recipe.openerp:webclient
version = 6.0.3

recipe = anybox.recipe.openerp:server
eggs = PIL
version = 6.0.3
options.xmlrpc = False
options.xmlrpcs = False
options.netrpc_port = 8170

recipe = anybox.recipe.openerp:webclient
version = 6.0.3
global.openerp.server.port = '8170'
global.server.socket_port = 8180

MarkupSafe = 0.15
PIL = 1.1.7
anybox.recipe.openerp = 0.5
caldav = 0.1.10
collective.recipe.cmd = 0.5
coverage = 3.5
distribute = 0.6.21
feedparser = 5.0.1
lxml = 2.1.5
mako = 0.4.2
Mako = 0.4.2
nose = 1.1.2
psycopg2 = 2.4.2
pychart = 1.39
pydot = 1.0.25
pyparsing = 1.5.6
python-dateutil = 1.5
pytz = 2011h
pywebdav =
pyyaml = 3.10
reportlab = 2.5
vobject = 0.8.1c
z3c.recipe.scripts = 1.0.1
zc.buildout = 1.5.2
zc.recipe.egg = 1.3.2
Babel = 0.9.6
FormEncode = 1.2.4
simplejson = 2.1.6


The primary branch is on the launchpad:

Please branch on the launchpad or contact the author to report any bug or ask for a new feature.


0.7 (14-09-2011)

  • handle new sections in openerp config

0.6 (11-09-2011)

  • Overwrite config files each time
  • Make the “dsextras” error more explicit (install PyGObject and PyGTK)
  • fixed some deps
  • improved the doc

0.5 (10-08-2011)

  • Use dotted notation to add openerp options in the generated configs

0.4 (09-08-2011)

  • Added support for the web client and gtk client

0.3 (08-08-2011)

  • fixed config file creation

0.2 (08-08-2011)

  • Pass the trailing args to the startup script of the server

0.1 (07-08-2011)

  • Initial implementation for the OpenERP server only

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