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    Hello Guys,

    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

    Aeroo Reports installation method for Ubuntu 14.04:

    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.


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