Openbravo package for Ubuntu Precise available

January 14, 2013

We are proud to announce the immediate availability of the Openbravo 3 package for Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin.

New things in this package is upgraded PostgreSQL from 8.4 to 9.1 means better performance.

Installation of the package is as before and is as simple as one-two:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:openbravo-isv/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install openbravo-3

We also paid special attention to the smooth update from the Ubuntu 10.4 package to this new one. All you need to do is

  1. Update Openbravo to MP17 in a standard way.
  2. Update Ubuntu to 12.04.
  3. Install the new package.

In this update the database will be migrated from 8.4 to 9.1.

The commands to restart postgres and openbravo are the same, and the port used by postgres cluster of openbravo continues the same.

You can find more information in the installation and the upgrade guide here

We are interested in your feedback !


5 Responses to “Openbravo package for Ubuntu Precise available”

  1. Hi Gorka,

    Awesome news on support for PG 9.1 and Ubuntu 12.04. However, could not get it working on my 12.04. Note that I removed all previous Openbravo-3 installation stuff with:

    apt-get remove –purge openbravo-3

    Then I executed the 3 commands above, below is the output after the last command (others seemed fine). It brought up PG ok, but hung up on “Setting up Openbravo ERP …”. I let it run for about 90 minutes.

    One odd thing, it says:

    Setting up openbravo-3 (3.0.r19110.MP-18.1-1precise1) …

    I thought this package was MP17, could MP18.1 be causing this problem?

    Best regards,

    John Fandl


    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
    linux-headers-3.2.0-34-generic linux-headers-3.2.0-30 linux-headers-3.2.0-34
    linux-headers-3.2.0-30-generic-pae libglewmx1.5
    linux-headers-3.2.0-34-generic-pae linux-headers-3.2.0-30-generic
    Use ‘apt-get autoremove’ to remove them.
    The following NEW packages will be installed:
    0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 58 not upgraded.
    Need to get 0 B/85.0 MB of archives.
    After this operation, 304 MB of additional disk space will be used.
    Preconfiguring packages …
    Selecting previously unselected package openbravo-3.
    (Reading database … 472834 files and directories currently installed.)
    Unpacking openbravo-3 (from …/openbravo-3_3.0.r19110.MP-18.1-1precise1_all.deb) …
    Processing triggers for bamfdaemon …
    Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf.index…
    Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils …
    Processing triggers for gnome-menus …
    Processing triggers for ureadahead …
    Setting up openbravo-3 (3.0.r19110.MP-18.1-1precise1) …
    * Initializing openbravo-postgresql database Creating new cluster (configuration: /etc/postgresql/9.1/openbravo-3, data: /opt/OpenbravoERP-3.0/postgresql)…
    Moving configuration file /opt/OpenbravoERP-3.0/postgresql/postgresql.conf to /etc/postgresql/9.1/openbravo-3…
    Moving configuration file /opt/OpenbravoERP-3.0/postgresql/pg_hba.conf to /etc/postgresql/9.1/openbravo-3…
    Moving configuration file /opt/OpenbravoERP-3.0/postgresql/pg_ident.conf to /etc/postgresql/9.1/openbravo-3…
    Configuring postgresql.conf to use port 5932…
    [ OK ]
    * Starting openbravo-postgresql [ OK ]
    Creating the Openbravo ERP database …
    Setting up Openbravo ERP …

    • Gorka Gil Says:

      Hi John,

      Thank for use the package and take the time to report the issue here!

      To get an idea of what it is happening, could you please attach or pastebin the /var/log/openbravo-erp/installation.log

      Note: Not needed to uninstall the old version of the package, it should upgrade it.


  2. Hi Gorka, sorry, I was having other problems with the overall installation as well (chrome started crashing), so I reformatted everything and started from scratch on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 32-bit Desktop. Previously this system had been updated to 12.04 from a previous Ubuntu, and I recall having to mess around a bit to get Openbravo to install on it (as it was not officially supported on 12.04 until now).

    In any case, everything installed fine this time. I think my problem was a related to the database upgrade, and the fact that I had to mess around quite a bit to get OB installed on 12.04 previously.

    • Gorka Gil Says:

      Hi John,

      Good to know that now works. I hope you have backup of you Openbravo data or it was a testing instance.

      In any case if the config of Openbravo package is ok the update of the database should work.


  3. Thanks Gorka, no worries, was just a testing instance and I had not set up much data.

    Though now that you mention it, integrated backup in the app (really just for PG, I think not required for Oracle) would be great… 🙂

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