For followers of this saga, I started trying to install ERPNext on bare-metal FreeBSD, but ran into errors. No solution yet, so changing course slightly. I signed up for a server on DigitalOcean. It’s a pretty good deal, for $5 a month for one CPU, 512MB RAM and a 20 GB SSD. It’s basically the same as the old desktop serving dalescott.net, or the performance of a vm running in VirtualBox under Windows on my T61 ThinkPad. I also had a $10 promo code; I still had to put in $5 of my own, but I should get 3 months for $5, pretty good. I had to pick CentOS 7 instead of FreeBSD 10 (ERPNext and DigitalOcean constraints, and chosing RH for corporate familiarity), oh well….
Here are my steps, described very briefly:
- copy my public ssh key to my DigitalOcean account (copy/paste from the PuTTYgen window, NOT the Save Public Key button!)
- create droplet: 512 MB / 1 CPU, 20 GB SSD, 1000 GB Transfer, New York server, CentOS 7.0 x64, and use my ssh key.
- connect to the new server using PuTTY on my Windows laptop
- I was emailed a password, but it doesn’t seem to work, I muddled around a bit and destroyed my first droplet, so perhaps the password is for that droplet – if the second droplet got the same IP address as the destroyed one)
- follow Easy Way in ERPNExt frappe bench README.md
- wkhtmltopdf couldn’t be installed and was skipped (too bad, I need that!)
- “pip-2.7 not found”, but reading setup_frappe.sh, this seems informational and not an issue
- point browser at the server ip address
- server produced ERPNext login screen, so it seems the basics are working.
- install wkhtmltopdf manually (appears the project has changed its hosting recently)
- got a LOT of “unable to allocate memory” error messages, but wkhtmltopdf seems OK (created test page, assuming errors are due to not being able to load some user thumbnail pics)
- Access the server from a browser (port 80), and sign into ERPNext as “Adminstrator” using the password output at the end of the setup_frappe.sh execution.
- The wizard runs after logging in. I’ll continue configuring ERPNext in my next post.
- Backup the database after completing the setup wizard.
[root@firefly ~]# wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/frappe/bench/master/install_scripts/setup_frappe.sh --2014-11-14 22:57:47-- https://raw.githubusercontent.com/frappe/bench/master/install_scripts/setup_frappe.sh Resolving raw.githubusercontent.com (raw.githubusercontent.com)... 188.8.131.52 Connecting to raw.githubusercontent.com (raw.githubusercontent.com)|184.108.40.206|:443... connected. HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK Length: 11601 (11K) [text/plain] Saving to: ‘setup_frappe.sh’ 100%[============================================================>] 11,601 --.-K/s in 0s 2014-11-14 22:57:47 (37.0 MB/s) - ‘setup_frappe.sh’ saved [11601/11601] [root@firefly ~]# sudo bash setup_frappe.sh --setup-production Installing for centos 7 amd64 In case you encounter an error, you can post on https://discuss.frappe.io Adding centos mariadb repo Installing packages for centos. This might take time... Installing wkhtmltopdf Cannot install wkhtmltodpdf. Skipping... Configuring CentOS services Starting services Adding frappe user setup_frappe.sh: line 300: hash: pip-2.7: not found Installing frappe-bench Setting up first site Frappe/ERPNext is installed successfully and is running on port 80. Frappe password: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx MariaDB root password: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Administrator password: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx The passwords are also stored at ~/frappe_passwords.txt You can remove this file after making a note of the passwords. [root@firefly ~]#
[root@firefly ~]# wget http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/wkhtmltopdf/0.12.1/wkhtmltox-0.12.1_linux-centos7-amd64.rpm --2014-11-14 23:30:03-- http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/wkhtmltopdf/0.12.1/wkhtmltox-0.12.1_linux-centos7-amd64.rpm Resolving downloads.sourceforge.net (downloads.sourceforge.net)... 220.127.116.11 Connecting to downloads.sourceforge.net (downloads.sourceforge.net)|18.104.22.168|:80... connected. HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 302 Found Location: http://softlayer-dal.dl.sourceforge.net/project/wkhtmltopdf/0.12.1/wkhtmltox-0.12.1_linux-centos7-amd64.rpm [following] --2014-11-14 23:30:03-- http://softlayer-dal.dl.sourceforge.net/project/wkhtmltopdf/0.12.1/wkhtmltox-0.12.1_linux-centos7-amd64.rpm Resolving softlayer-dal.dl.sourceforge.net (softlayer-dal.dl.sourceforge.net)... 22.214.171.124 Connecting to softlayer-dal.dl.sourceforge.net (softlayer-dal.dl.sourceforge.net)|126.96.36.199|:80... connected. HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK Length: 14258268 (14M) [application/octet-stream] Saving to: ‘wkhtmltox-0.12.1_linux-centos7-amd64.rpm’ 100%[=============================================================================================================>] 14,258,268 5.16MB/s in 2.6s 2014-11-14 23:30:06 (5.16 MB/s) - ‘wkhtmltox-0.12.1_linux-centos7-amd64.rpm’ saved [14258268/14258268] [root@firefly ~]# [root@firefly ~]# rpm -ivh wkhtmltox-0.12.1_linux-centos7-amd64.rpm Preparing... ################################# [100%] Updating / installing... 1:wkhtmltox-1:0.12.1-1 ################################# [100%] [root@firefly ~]# yum install fontconfig libXrender libXext '*fonts*' openssl ... Lots and LOTS of fonts appear to be installed, but at the end there are a LOT of "[Errno 5] [Errno 12] Cannot allocate memory" [root@firefly ~]# wkhtmltopdf --version wkhtmltopdf 0.12.1 (with patched qt) [root@firefly ~]# wkhtmltopdf http://www.tecmint.com/install-eclipse-classic-in-rhel-centos-fedora/ ./install-eclipse.pdf Loading pages (1/6) Warning: A finished ResourceObject received a loading finished signal. This migth be an indication of an iframe taking to long to load. Warning: A finished ResourceObject received a loading progress signal. This migth be an indication of an iframe taking to long to load. Counting pages (2/6) Resolving links (4/6) Loading headers and footers (5/6) Printing pages (6/6) Done Exit with code 1 due to network error: UnknownNetworkError [root@firefly ~]#
systemctl status mariadb.service mysqldump -u root -p --databases site1.local > ~/erpnextbkup/erpnext-1.sql
mysql -u root -p site1.local < ~/erpnextbkup/erpnext-1.sql