Install ERPNext ERP system on Debian 10 (Buster)

Today, we will discuss how to install ERPNext ERP system on Debian 10 (Buster) Linux system. ERPNext is an open source ERP system written in ERP Frappe framework . ERPNext ERP system provides outstanding functions suitable for small and medium enterprises. Some of its main features are:

  • Inventory management
  • Accounting management
  • Purchase management
  • Manufacturing Management
  • Customer Relationship Management System
  • Sales management
  • Project management
  • Huma resource management system, etc.

ERPNext set prerequisites:

  • Updated Debian 10 Linux
  • User with sudo privileges
  • MariaDB database server
  • Nodejs, Nginx, yarn, redis, wkhtmltopdf

Install ERPNext in Debian 10 (Buster)

Start by installing ERPNext by making sure our system is updated:

sudo apt update
sudo apt -y upgrade

It is recommended that you reboot your system each time you upgrade:

sudo reboot

Step 1: Install Python tools and wkhtmltopdf

Begin the installation process by ensuring that all Python build packages required to build and set up ERPNext are installed:

sudo apt -y install git vim libffi-dev python-pip python3-distutils python-dev libssl-dev wkhtmltopdf

Step 2: Install Redis and Node.js

Nodejs is required to run ERPNext on Debian 10 (Buster).

sudo apt -y install nodejs npm redis-server
sudo npm install -g yarn

Step 3: Install Nginx web server and MariaDB database server

The next steps are Nginx and MariaDB, which serve ERPNext and store database data, respectively.

Install Nginx using the following command:

sudo apt -y install nginx

To install MariaDB server on Debian, follow these guidelines:

Install MariaDB on Debian 10 (Buster)

Make sure you have the following settings mysqld with MySQL Customers provided:

$ sudo nano /etc/mysql/my.cnf
[mysqld]
character-set-client-handshake = FALSE
character-set-server = utf8mb4
collation-server = utf8mb4_unicode_ci

[mysql]
default-character-set = utf8mb4

After installing the MariaDB database server, you should create a database for the erpnext user.

sudo systemctl restart mariadb

Log in and create Mysql database

$ mysql -u root -p

Create a database and grant users all permissions to manage the database.

CREATE USER [email protected] IDENTIFIED BY 'password123';
CREATE DATABASE erpnext;
GRANT ALL ON erpnext.* TO 'erpnext'@'localhost' with grant option;
FLUSH PRIVILEGES;
QUIT;

Step 4: Install Bench and ERPPNext

Workbench is a tool for installing and managing ERPNext on Debian systems. We will create a user who will run the ERPNext system and then configure the system.

sudo useradd -m -s /bin/bash erpnext
sudo passwd erpnext
sudo usermod -aG sudo erpnext

Update your PATH.

$ sudo su - erpnext
$ vim ~/.bashrc
PATH=$PATH:~/.local/bin/

Create a directory for ERPNext setup and provide erpnext User read and write permissions on the directory:

sudo mkdir /srv/bench
sudo chown -R erpnext /srv/bench

Next switch to the erpnext user and install the application:

sudo su - erpnext
cd /srv/bench

Use the following command to clone the Bench code from github git

$ git clone https://github.com/frappe/bench bench-repo
Cloning into 'bench-repo'...
remote: Counting objects: 5832, done.
remote: Compressing objects: 100% (43/43), done.
remote: Total 5832 (delta 20), reused 20 (delta 6), pack-reused 5783
Receiving objects: 100% (5832/5832), 29.61 MiB | 17.62 MiB/s, done.
Resolving deltas: 100% (3720/3720), done.

Now install Bench using the pip command:

sudo pip install -e bench-repo

The next step is to initialize the Bench directory with the frappe framework installed:

cd /srv/bench
bench init erpnext
cd erpnext

Example output is:

...
Done in 71.43s.
INFO:bench.utils:bench build
yarn run v1.21.1
$ FRAPPE_ENV=production node rollup/build.js
Production mode
✔ Built js/moment-bundle.min.js
✔ Built js/libs.min.js

Building frappe assets...

✔ Built js/checkout.min.js
✔ Built js/dialog.min.js
✔ Built js/modules.min.js
✔ Built js/social.min.js
✔ Built js/web_form.min.js
✔ Built js/list.min.js
✔ Built js/chat.js
✔ Built css/frappe-rtl.css
✔ Built css/printview.css
✔ Built css/module.min.css
✔ Built css/form.min.css
✔ Built css/list.min.css
✔ Built css/report.min.css
✔ Built frappe/css/email.css
✔ Built js/desk.min.js
✔ Built js/barcode_scanner.min.js
✔ Built css/frappe-chat-web.css
✔ Built css/web_form.css
✔ Built css/desk.min.css
✔ Built js/frappe-recorder.min.js
✔ Built css/frappe-web-b4.css
✔ Built js/frappe-web.min.js
✔ Built js/bootstrap-4-web.min.js
✔ Built js/control.min.js
✔ Built js/form.min.js
✔ Built js/data_import_tools.min.js
✔ Built js/report.min.js
✨  Done in 90.204s
Done in 91.96s.
INFO:bench.utils:setting up backups
no crontab for erpnext
INFO:bench.utils:setting up auto update
no crontab for erpnext
Bench erpnext initialized

Create a new Frappe website.

$ cd /srv/bench/erpnext
$ bench new-site erp.computingforgeeks.com 
MySQL root password: 

Installing frappe...
Updating DocTypes for frappe        : [========================================]
Updating country info               : [========================================]
Set Administrator password: 
Re-enter Administrator password: 
*** Scheduler is disabled ***

The above command will ask you to provide MySQL root Password and set a new password for the administrator account of the web interface. Wait for the new Frappe website to be created before continuing.

Step 5: Launch the ERPNext application and access the UI

After deploying the application, you can start it with:

$ bench start

When the program runs, you should get:

12:49:02 redis_queue.1    | 30491:M 18 Jul 12:49:02.630 * Ready to accept connections
12:49:03 socketio.1       | listening on *: 9000
12:49:08 web.1            |  * Running on http://0.0.0.0:8000/ (Press CTRL+C to quit)
12:49:09 web.1            |  * Restarting with inotify reloader
12:49:09 watch.1          | yarn run v1.7.0
12:49:09 watch.1          | $ node rollup/watch.js
12:49:09 web.1            |  * Debugger is active!
12:49:09 web.1            |  * Debugger PIN: 849-623-753
12:49:10 watch.1          | 
12:49:10 watch.1          | Rollup Watcher Started
12:49:10 watch.1          | 

From the output, you can confirm that the service is running http://0.0.0.0:8000/. To access the web interface, open the server IP address and port http: // ip-address: 8000.

It is not recommended to run ERPNext in a production environment. Instead, we will install the supervisor and configure Nginx:

Step 6: Configure Nginx and Supervisord

Installation Supervisor:

sudo apt -y install supervisor

Run the production configuration script:

$ sudo bench setup production erpnext
supervisor.conf already exists and this will overwrite it. Do you want to continue? [y/N]: y
Port configuration list:

Site erp.computingforgeeks.com assigned port: 80
nginx.conf already exists and this will overwrite it. Do you want to continue? [y/N]: y
INFO:bench.utils:sudo /usr/bin/supervisorctl reread
No config updates to processes
INFO:bench.utils:sudo /usr/bin/supervisorctl update
nginx: the configuration file /etc/nginx/nginx.conf syntax is ok
nginx: configuration file /etc/nginx/nginx.conf test is successful
INFO:bench.utils:sudo systemctl reload nginx

The generated Nginx file is located in the following location: /etc/nginx/conf.d/erpnext.conf And the supervisor profile is /etc/supervisor/conf.d/erpnext.conf.

Open the application domain configured to log in, http://erp.computingforgeeks.com

You should get a page to log in. Use username administrator And the password you provided during setup.

Install ERPNext ERP system on Debian 10 (Buster)

Select the language you want to select and click “next“. Next select the country and it will automatically populate the currency.

Install ERPNext ERP system on Debian 10 (Buster)Install ERPNext ERP system on Debian 10 (Buster)

Add the first user with email and password and click “Complete setup“Button.

Once done, you should enter the ERPNext web dashboard.

Install ERPNext ERP system on Debian 10 (Buster)

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