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Odoo Development Essentials by Daniel Reis

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Adding to the addons path

Now that we have a new module, even if minimal, we want to make it available in Odoo.

For that, we need to make sure the directory the module is in is part of the addons path. And then we need to update the Odoo module list.

Both operations have been explained in detail in the previous chapter, but we will follow here with a brief overview of what is needed.

We will position in our work directory and start the server with the appropriate addons path configuration:

$ cd ~/odoo-dev
$ odoo/odoo.py -d v8dev --addons-path="custom-addons,odoo/addons" --save

The --save option saves the options you used in a config file. This spares you from repeating them the next time you restart the server: just run ./odoo.py and the last saved ...

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