Odoo Build

This is the Mint Systemopen in new window Odoo development environment.

This projects provides a highly opinionated way to develop Odoo and Odoo modules. It supports the following scenarios:

  • Docker Compose: Spin up a Odoo, Postgres and pgAdmin Docker container and experiment locally
  • Import and Export Database: Use Odoo scripts to copy and restore a remote customer database in the local development environment. Investigate issues and deploy the database at wish
  • Community Edition: Checkout the Odoo Community Edition and start editing the source code
  • Enterprise Modules: Checkout the Odoo enterprise modules and deploy them into the Odoo Docker container or the Odoo source.
  • Develop Modules: Scaffold a new module, develop new Odoo features locally and much more
  • Customizing Snippets: Create snippets and push them to an Odoo database
  • Odoo Scripts: Develope scripts to patch Odoo modules


The Odoo development environment has the following requirements:


The usage section is a set of workflows. Pick the one required by your scenario. See task help or task for details about the projects commands.

Clone this repository.

git clone git@github.com:Mint-System/Odoo-Build.git
cd Odoo-Build

Checkout branch.

task checkout 13.0
# or
task checkout 14.0
# or
task checkout 15.0
# or
task checkout 16.0

Install Odoo scriptsopen in new window

task install-odoo-scripts


Run Odoo from source. Currently supported OS: Ubuntu, Debian

Install Odoo native requirements

Pull the odoo submodule and install the python dependencies.

git submodule update odoo
task install-native

Initialize and start Odoo from source

Run database container only

task start db
# or
npm run task-start-db

Initialize database

task init-db

Start Odoo from source

task start native
# or
npm run task-start-native

Open browser to http://localhost:8069open in new window and login with admin:admin.

Create a new module from source

Scaffold a new module.

task create-module addons/project_report


Run Odoo with Docker container.

Start and initialize Odoo with Docker

Run docker compose.

task start
# or
npm run task-start

Initialize database.


Open browser to http://localhost:8069open in new window and login with admin:admin.

Install custom module

docker-odoo-install -m show_db_name


Instructions that are true for Docker and native usage paths.

Enable developer mode

Open this url http://localhost:8069/web?debug=1open in new window, which contains the debug flag.

Manage database with Docker

Open database manager http://localhost:8000/open in new window and login with admin@example.com:admin.

Remove Docker conainers

Kill docker containers and volumes.

task kill

Stop all Docker containers

task stop

Remove database

task drop-db


Setup mail server and client

Start mail server.

task start mail

Create a new account odoo@example.com and set odoo as password.
Create a new account test@example.com and set test as password.

Install a simple mail client such as Claws Mailopen in new window and connect with credentials:

host: localhost
port: 25
username: odoo@example.com
password: test

For incoming mails use these informations:

server type: IMAP host: localhost
port: 143
username: odoo@example.com
password: test

Repeat the same for test@example.com.

Setup incoming and outgoing mail for Odoo

Activate mail sever option with example.com domain.

For outgoing mails use these informations:

host: localhost
port: 25
username: odoo@example.com
password: odoo

For incoming mails use these informations:

server type: IMAP host: localhost
port: 143
username: odoo@example.com
password: odoo

Test mail exchange

Follow these steps to test a mail exchange:

  • Send mail in Odoo to test@example.com
  • In mail client create reply to the mail and save as draft
  • Copy the mail to the inbox of odoo@example.com
  • Trigger fetchmail in Odoo
  • Check if reply has been processed


inotify instance limit reached


While starting the native server this error is thrown:

OSError: [Errno 24] inotify instance limit reached


Increase ifnotify watch limit.

sudo vi /etc/sysctl.conf
sudo sysctl -p

ImportError libldap


Instance with auth_ldap does not start.

ImportError: libldap_r-2.4.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory


Reinstall with pip flags.

pip install python-ldap --force-reinstall --no-binary python-ldap