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 to 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 code
  • Odoo Image: Build and publish an Odoo Docker image


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 project 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
# or
task checkout 17.0

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

Initialize database

task init-db

Start Odoo from source

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

Load modules from thirdpary folder

To load modules from a thirdparty folder, set this env var in your .env file


The paths will be appended to the Odoo config.


Run Odoo with Docker container.

Start and initialize Odoo with Docker

Run docker compose.

task start

Initialize database. The parameter -d specifies the name of the parameter and is mandatory.

Use docker-odoo-install help to show all options.

docker-odoo-install -d mydatabase

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


To build the Docker image setup these .env vars:


Build the Odoo image.

task build

Publish the Odoo image.

task publish


Start mail server.

task start mail

Register an outgoing mail server with these informations:

name: Mailhog host: localhost
port: 1'025


Remove tracked submodule folders


The checkout command fails tue to unregistered submdoules.


Remove the submodule with git rm, f.e. git rm oca/dms.

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