odoo 10: installing on Debian Stretch

Install from odoo repository not work

# wget -O - https://nightly.odoo.com/odoo.key | apt-key add -
# echo "deb http://nightly.odoo.com/10.0/nightly/deb/ ./" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/odoo.list
# apt-get update && apt-get install odoo
# apt-get install odoo
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree     
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 odoo : Depends: python-pypdf but it is not installable
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

We install python-pypdf 1.13 using pip
# apt-get install python-pip
# pip install pyPdf

Instructions bellow may harm your system:
"The purpose of a fake package is to trick dpkg and apt into believing that some package is installed even though it's only an empty shell. This allows satisfying dependencies on a package when the corresponding software was installed outside the scope of the packaging system. Such a method works, but it should still be avoided whenever possible, since there is no guarantee that the manually installed software behaves exactly like the corresponding package would and other packages depending on it would not work properly."

We need to build fake debian package for python-pypdf. Install all requirement tools
# apt-get install equivs  dh-make

Create directory python-pypdf
# mkdir python-pypdf
# cd python-pypdf/

Optional to create default email dan full name for our fake python-pypdf
# export EMAIL="This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it."
# export DEBFULLNAME="your_full_name"

Create our fake python-pypdf configuration
# equivs-control python-pypdf

Edit file python-pypdf
# vi python-pypdf
### Commented entries have reasonable defaults.
### Uncomment to edit them.
# Source: <source package name; defaults to package name>
Section: python
Priority: optional
# Homepage: <enter URL here; no default>
Standards-Version: 3.9.2
Package: python-pypdf
Version: 1.13
Maintainer: your_full_name<This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
# Pre-Depends: <comma-separated list of packages>
# Depends: <comma-separated list of packages>
# Recommends: <comma-separated list of packages>
# Suggests: <comma-separated list of packages>
# Provides: <comma-separated list of packages>
# Replaces: <comma-separated list of packages>
# Architecture: all
# Multi-Arch: <one of: foreign|same|allowed>
# Copyright: <copyright file; defaults to GPL2>
# Changelog: <changelog file; defaults to a generic changelog>
# Readme: <README.Debian file; defaults to a generic one>
# Extra-Files: <comma-separated list of additional files for the doc directory>
# Files: <pair of space-separated paths; First is file to include, second is destination>
#  <more pairs, if there's more than one file to include. Notice the starting space>
Description: fake package to provide python-pypdf
 python-pypdf will need to be installed with pip
 python-pypdf2 does not provide python-pypdf

We can build our fake python-pypdf
# equivs-build python-pypdf
# dpkg -i python-pypdf_1.13_all.deb

Now you can install odoo 10
# apt-get install odoo
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following NEW packages will be installed:
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 58.7 MB of archives.
After this operation, 401 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Get:1 http://nightly.odoo.com/10.0/nightly/deb ./ odoo 10.0.20171005 [58.7 MB]
Fetched 58.7 MB in 2min 32s (385 kB/s)
Selecting previously unselected package odoo.
(Reading database ... 64960 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../odoo_10.0.20171005_all.deb ...
Unpacking odoo (10.0.20171005) ...
Processing triggers for systemd (232-25+deb9u1) ...
[144408.689602] systemd[1]: apt-daily.timer: Adding 4h 39min 11.670524s random time.
Setting up odoo (10.0.20171005) ...
[144409.728850] systemd[1]: apt-daily.timer: Adding 10h 55min 37.336482s random time.
[144409.893345] systemd[1]: apt-daily.timer: Adding 9h 24min 36.399757s random time.
Processing triggers for systemd (232-25+deb9u1) ...
[144410.109266] systemd[1]: apt-daily.timer: Adding 11h 22min 7.421289s random time.


  • https://github.com/odoo/odoo/issues/17002
  • https://debian-handbook.info/browse/stable/sect.building-first-package.html
  • http://nightly.odoo.com/
  • https://www.odoo.com/documentation/10.0/setup/install.html