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Aeroo Report Installation script in Odoo!

June 8, 2015 by
Aeroo Report Installation script in Odoo!

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Author : Luke Branch

Source : Odoo Forum.

 To install Aeroo Reports and all related dependencies please do the following at a terminal in Ubuntu 14.04:

#0      cd /tmp
#0      sudo wget
#0      sudo sh

This script has a yes/no option for installing Odoo 8.0, and the Aeroo reports Odoo modules. If you have a pre-existing Odoo installation you can choose no when you get to the prompt for installing Odoo 8, and choose yes when you get to the option for installing the Aeroo Reports (aeroo_reports) modules for Odoo 8.

For installing the Aeroo Reports (aeroo_reports) modules this script assumes you already have the following directory:




and it also assumes that your /etc/odoo-server.conf file includes the following directory in your addons_path line, for example:

addons_path = /opt/odoo/odoo-server/addons,/opt/odoo/custom/addons 

Ubuntu 14.04 Aeroo Reports installation method:

Install Git:

#0      sudo apt-get install git

Install AerooLib:

#1      sudo apt-get install python-setuptools
#2      sudo apt-get install python-genshi python-cairo python-lxml
#3      sudo apt-get install libreoffice-script-provider-python
#4      sudo mkdir /opt/aeroo
#5      cd /opt/aeroo
#6      sudo git clone
#7      cd /opt/aeroo/aeroolib
#8      sudo python install

Create Init Script for OpenOffice (Headless Mode) - (see: for original post from Ahmet):

#9        sudo pico -w /etc/init.d/office
#10      Copy and paste this:


/usr/bin/soffice --nologo --nofirststartwizard --headless --norestore --invisible "--accept=socket,host=localhost,port=8100,tcpNoDelay=1;urp;" &

#11        sudo chmod +x /etc/init.d/office
#12        sudo update-rc.d office defaults
#13        sudo /etc/init.d/office
#14        telnet localhost 8100
#15        You should see something like the following message (this means it has established a connection successfully):

Connected to localhost.
Escape character is '^]'.

Install AerooDOCS (see: for original post):

#16      sudo apt-get install python3-pip
#17     sudo pip3 install jsonrpc2 daemonize
#18     cd /opt/aeroo
#19     sudo git clone
#20     sudo python3 /opt/aeroo/aeroo_docs/aeroo-docs start -c /etc/aeroo-docs.conf
#21     sudo ln -s /opt/aeroo/aeroo_docs/aeroo-docs /etc/init.d/aeroo-docs
#22     sudo update-rc.d aeroo-docs defaults
#23     sudo service aeroo-docs start
                 [ ! ]  If you encounter and error "Unable to lock on the pidfile while trying #16 just restart your server (sudo shutdown -r now)                         and try #16 again after reboot.

Install Odoo from Source:

#24      cd /tmp
#25     sudo wget
#26     sudo sh
#27     restart the server (sudo shutdown -r now)

Install Aeroo Reports:

#28    sudo apt-get install python-cups
#29    cd /opt/odoo/custom
#30    sudo git clone -b master

After following the (above) steps in this guide you should have Aeroo Reports installed correctly on your server for Ubuntu 14.04 and Odoo 8.0. You'll just need to create a database and install the required Aeroo reports modules you need for that database.

[ ! ]    Do not have aeroo_report_sample in your addons directory or you will get an error message when updating module list:
         Warning! Unmet python dependencies! No module named cups

Install report_aeroo module in Odoo database:

#31    Go to Settings >> Users >> Administrator in the backend of Odoo
#32    Tick the box next to 'Technical Features' and Save, then refresh your browser window.
#33    Go to Settings >> Update Modules List > Update
#34    Go to Settings >> Local Modules > Search for: Aeroo
#35    Install report_aeroo
#36    You'll be confronted with an installation wizard, click: Continue >> Choose Simple Authentication from the Authentication dropdown list, and add username and password: anonymous
[ ! ]     You can change the username and password in: /etc/aeroo-docs.conf if required.
#37    Click Apply and Test. You should see the following message if it was successful:

Success! Connection to the DOCS service was successfully established and PDF convertion is working.

You now have a fully operational Aeroo Reports installation in Ubuntu 14.04. If for any reason this is not working for you please post back in the comments and explain the error message you are seeing.