How to Install Open Source ERP (Openbravo) in Ubuntu.

Openbravo has a native Ubuntu package available from Openbravo repository, which allows Ubuntu users to easily and quickly add the software to their Ubuntu server.

This part of the document explains the installation of Openbravo ERP in Ubuntu Lucid Lynx 10.04. It applies to a new Openbravo ERP installation only, NOT an upgrade of an existing installation.


In order to install Openbravo it is necessary to have at least 1.5GB of RAM.

  1. Ubuntu version 10.04 (Lucid Lynx)
  2. Ubuntu version 12.04 (Precise Pangolin)

Using the Ubuntu Precise Pangolin 12.04 package is recommended for production systems, it is a Long Term Support (LTS) release

Create User in Ubuntu:

$sudo adduser openbravo
$sudo passwd openbravo
$Enter Password: [openbravo]
$Re Enter password: [openbravo]

Add openbravo user any admin group for sudo access.

$sudo adduser openbravo admin

Change the user from root to openbravo

$su – openbravo


Command line installation using PPA Repository

Install python-software-properties package

$sudo apt-get install python-software-properties

Enable the openbravo-isv PPA Repository:

$sudo add-apt-repository ppa:openbravo-isv/ppa

Update the package tree and perform the install:

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install openbravo-3

Note: sudo command will ask for the user password.

Accessing Openbravo

Type http://localhost/openbravo in your web browser’s address bar to log in into Openbravo.
Use the following credentials to access the application:
username: Openbravo
password: openbravo

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