The addons path is a configuration parameter that lists the directories, which will be searched for addon modules by Odoo when it initializes a new database.
Directories listed in the addons path are expected to contain subdirectories, each of which is an addon module.
This recipe assumes you have an instance ready, with a configuration file generated as described in Chapter 1, Installing the Odoo Development Environment. The source code of Odoo is available in
~/odoo-dev/odoo, and the configuration file is in
To add the directory
~/odoo-dev/local-addons to the addons path of the instance, follow these steps: