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Installation/Custom/Openbravo Setup

Openbravo Setup

Once you have obtained the source code follow these steps to install it.

Editing the Configuration files

  1. Move to the OpenbravoERP-3.0PR23Q3 directory in a command line terminal and run:
    ant setup
  2. Configure the and log4j.lcf files using the console application.

Note: More about setup ant task can be found at

Note: On a windows based system all path in with a \ character need to be written as \\ . This applies for example to the source.path and attach.path settings.

The ant setup tool currently has a known bug not following this for source.path setting.

Extra system configuration

Bulbgraph.png   This system configuration applies just for versions prior to 3.0PR19Q2.

Before the installation one more system level setup is needed.

One file which is delivered with the Openbravo sourcecode is needed to be available inside a folder of the ant installation.

The file needed to be made available is:


That file needs to made available inside the ANT_HOME/lib (The lib subfolder of the ant installation done earlier).

That can be done by either copying the file once or creating a symlink (ln -s on linux or using mklink on a windows system)


Bulbgraph.png   Before starting with the installation verify that both java/tomcat & your database have the same timezone configuration otherwise hard to debug problems happen.

Before starting with installation, check that and log4j.lcf files (in the config directory) have been properly configured. If not, edit them manually.

  1. In the command line type:
    ant install.source
    The ant install.source command creates the database from *.xml files and installs Openbravo


If you find problems running install.source, check the Installation/Troubleshooting article

Accessing Openbravo

To access Openbravo type http://ip-address/openbravo in your web browser. Use Openbravo as the username and openbravo as the password.

NOTE: The username is Openbravo, with an uppercase O. The password is openbravo, with a lowercase o. The system is case-sensitive, and you need to type both data elements correctly to access it.

Known Issues / Special System Specific Notes

Installation on Windows

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