Posted in Configuration, OpenERP, OpenERP 7.0, OpenERP Installation, Ubuntu

OpenERP 7 with SSL on Ubuntu 12.04

Lets assume that apache and required packages are installed on system.

There are some commands needs to execute to run OpenERP on SSL.

sudo apt-get install apache2
sudo a2enmod ssl proxy_http headers rewrite

Now we have created certificate and key so we have to execute these commands one by one.

sudo mkdir /etc/ssl/openerp

openssl genrsa -des3 -out oeserver.pkey 1024
openssl rsa -in oeserver.pkey -out oeserver.key
openssl req -new -key oeserver.key -out oeserver.csr

At last we signed certificate here.

openssl x509 -req -days 365 -in oeserver.csr -signkey oeserver.key -out oeserver.crt

We also created apache configuration file.

sudo vim /etc/apache2/sites-available/openerp

<VirtualHost *:443>

SSLEngine on
SSLCertificateFile /etc/ssl/openerp/oeserver.crt
SSLCertificateKeyFile /etc/ssl/openerp/oeserver.key

ProxyRequests Off

<Proxy *>
Order deny,allow
Allow from all
</Proxy *>
ProxyVia On
ProxyPass /
<location />
ProxyPassReverse /

RequestHeader set “X-Forwarded-Proto” “https”

SetEnv proxy-nokeepalive 1

Now enable above configuration execute below command

sudo a2ensite openerp

After above configuration, just restart OpenERP server and use this URL to test:

Posted in PHP / Python, Ubuntu

How to change default Python version in Ubuntu ?

Sometimes, you may require to change default python version of your linux operating system.
you can accomplish it by using following steps. First make sure you have root level privileges.

Now, you can see following lines which will be different according to operating system. Make changes into ‘default-version’ and save this file.

In next step, we have to change default link file of python.

Just move old file to another location.

Now again create symbolic link for python.

Check your python version.


Posted in Open Source, PHP / Python, Ubuntu

How to install Magento in Ubuntu ?

Now it’s turn to install another eCommerceMagento‘ which is feature-rich eCommerce platform built on open-source technology. Magento is available in two editions: Community and Enterprise.

Installing and Configuring Apache

$ sudo apt-get install apache2

You may see following message during installation:

apache2: Could not reliably determine the server’s fully qualified domain name, using for ServerName

To fix that problem, you need to edit the httpd.conf file. Open the terminal and type

$ sudo gedit /etc/apache2/httpd.conf

By default httpd.conf file will be blank. Now, simply add the following line to the file.

ServerName localhost

Save the file and exit from gEdit.

Finally restart the server.
$ sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

* Restarting web server apache2
…. waiting             [ OK ]

sudo a2enmod rewrite

Installing PHP

sudo apt-get install php5 php5-curl php5-gd php5-mcrypt php5-mysql

Installing MySQL

sudo apt-get install mysql-server

To know more system requirements click on following link :

Now create directory for magento

mkdir /home/magento
chgrp www-data /home/magento
mkdir -p /home/magento/{public,log}

Configuring Apache Virtual Host

Now we are going to create simple virtual host configuration file that will help Apache to display the data of directory /home/ubuntu/magento for any HTTP request to

Create “” file in this location “/etc/apache2/sites-available/” with following content.

<VirtualHost *:80>


DocumentRoot /home/ubuntu/magento/public

LogLevel warn
ErrorLog /home/ubuntu/magento/log/error.log
CustomLog /home/ubuntu/magento/log/access.log combined


Use a2ensite command and restart Apache to load the new configuration file.

sudo a2ensite
sudo service apache2 restart

To ensure that the domain resolves locally to the computer require entries to /etc/hosts file.

# For magento

Now hit in your browser to check working status after completion of above entries.

Now we will execute installation steps of main topic.

Type following command on prompt. It will ask for root user password.

mysql -u root -p

Now lets create database for Magento.

INSERT INTO mysql.user (User,Host,Password) VALUES(‘magento’,’localhost’,PASSWORD(‘magento’));
GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON magento.* TO magento@localhost;

Now download latest stable Magento from
and put zip file into /home/ubuntu/magento/public

If error: ERROR 1133 (42000): Can’t find any matching row in the user table

For testing Magento, you can download it from

mv magento-sample-data-* media/
mv magento-sample-data- sample_data.sql

Now we have to insert sample data into database that we earlier created for Magento.

mysql -u magento -p
USE magento;
SOURCE sample_data.sql;

Now everything is setup so open your browser and type and follow installation steps. You will find following screen.

Here is your Magento is working.

Posted in Open Source, PHP / Python, Ubuntu

How to install Joomla in ubuntu ?

Today we will discuss about how to install Joomla.

Lets start with LAMP Installation.

Please follow the command mentioned below. Note that caret (^) symbol is required.

sudo apt-get install lamp-server^

You will be asked to enter a new root password for the MySQL database. Press ENTER after password.

You will be prompted to enter the password again for confirmation.
Please wait upto completion of installation.

Let’s move on further step.

Check Apache

Launch your web browser (Firefox, Google Chrome, etc.) and open one of these addresses:

http://localhost/ or

Apache is working perfectly if you get this page:

Otherwise restart apache with following command:

sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

Check PHP

You need to create PHP file in /var/www  and add following code into it:

<?php phpinfo();?>

and save this file as a test.php

Then open this address:


You should see a page like this:

Configure MySQL

Since you are using the LAMP web server locally, your MySQL database must uses the same IP address of your localhost which is: Via the Terminal, run this command to verify it:

cat /etc/hosts | grep localhost

Here is the correct output you must get:

cat /etc/hosts | grep localhost localhost
::1     ip6-localhost ip6-loopback

Also verify that the bind address is set correctly by running this command:

cat /etc/mysql/my.cnf | grep bind-address

You should get this output:

cat /etc/mysql/my.cnf | grep bind-address
bind-address =

If you get a different IP address, then edit the my.cnf file with this command:

sudo gedit /etc/mysql/my.cnf

Search for the line which has contain “bind-address” and correct its address by replacing it with

phpMyAdmin Installation

GUI for managing your MySQL databases:

sudo apt-get install libapache2-mod-auth-mysql phpmyadmin

You have to select a web server that will be configured automatically to run phpMyAdmin.
Select apache2 and press Enter:

You will be asked to configure a database for phpmyadmin with dbconfig-common, select Yes and press Enter:

Enter the MySQL password and press Enter:

phpMyAdmin installation is completed.

Now its turn to download joomla.

Download latest joomla version from following link :

Copy joomla directory in this directory : /var/www/joomla

Create a MySQL database and MySQL user

Disable Output_Buffering

The installation of Joomla requires to turn off output_buffering.

– Edit the “php.ini” file:

sudo gedit /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini

– Make following changes

output_buffering = 4096
output_buffering = off

– Save and close.

Now start the installation of joomla by opening following link:


Follow setup instructions :

In this page, provide database name, username and password as created above:

After finish installation process, click on ‘Remove Installation Folder’.

Now you will enter administrator information for access it.

Administrator console

Posted in Open Source, PHP / Python, Ubuntu

How to install python2.5 in ubuntu 11.04 ?

Today for some urgent programs, need to work in Python 2.5 in Ubuntu 11.04.

But Ubuntu 11.04 is giving Python 2.7 by default. So I tried to install Python 2.5 but got some difficulties.
So I did R & D and found this solution. I know its very helpful so sharing with you guys.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:fkrull/deadsnakes
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install python2.5