Ubuntu 20.04 - Easy Install - Fails

Easy install setup guide for erpnext installation on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. With some modification of course

Above thread all the errors faced during installation of ErpNext on Ubuntu 20.04 fresh installed.

  • Using “sudo” for every command.
  • pandas 0.24.2 get installed before trying app erpnext installation. But again the installation process tries to install pandas again!!! and fails…
  • pandas fails with long log, turning the app erpnext installation fail.

Any guidance will be appreciated.

To be honest, Easy install is not yet modified to include Ubuntu 20.04 and as per the documentation :
Note: This script works only on GNU/Linux based server distributions, and has been designed and tested to work on Ubuntu 16.04+, CentOS 7+, and Debian-based systems.

for ubuntu 20.04 or anything more than 16.04, you can use manual install instead as it will be much easier than debugging the easy install script aftermath.


Issue is with the python version. Bump down the python3 version to 3.6 and it would run fine.

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I appreciate the approach suggested with facts.

Selection of EasyInstall was done for production usage. Most steps found for manual install suggests few development libs and for development purpose.

It would help if there exists any reference/docs to know production and development difference.

Thank you.

Here is the link to the framework documentation. It is reasonably accurate.


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I have a manual sequence here that will work on ubuntu 20.04

Yes, the page of manual sequence is followed along with below links, for manual installation steps for erpnext.

  1. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Installing Frappe on Linux
  2. Frappe framework installation steps (suggested by @Mohammad_Ahmad_Zulfi )
  3. setting-up-erpnext-in-mac-os
  4. ERPNext v12 manual install (suggested by @trentmu)
  5. How To Install ERPNext ERP System on Ubuntu 20.04/18.04

You can also use this documentation from Digital Ocean, it’s a good one


Refer this link.