Installation instructions

Upgrade to LedgerSMB 1.9

Submitted by ehu on Sat, 08/28/2021 - 07:51

Overview

Company database upgrades are supported all the way back from 1.4 directly to 1.9, using the 1.9 software. Company database upgrades from 1.3 and 1.2 are also supported, but due to the different nature of the upgrade process are called "migrations". The important difference being that when doing a migration, a copy of the data is being created in the 1.9 structure, while upgrades adjust the existing structure for 1.9.

Upgrading LedgerSMB 1.8.x to 1.8.y

Submitted by ehu on Sun, 08/22/2021 - 03:10

There are two steps to upgrading a LedgerSMB 1.8.x installation to 1.8.y (x smaller than y):

  1. Upgrade the software
  2. Upgrade the company database

The second step has to be executed for each company database that's set up.

Upgrade the software

The steps to upgrade the software differ between Docker or tarball (from source) installations.

Upgrading Docker installations

In case the installation was created using the docker-compose infrastructure provided by the project, the upgrade should be as simple as running

Installing LedgerSMB 1.8

Submitted by ehu on Fri, 09/04/2020 - 11:34

Installation from tarballs

This page contains the comprehensive version with the installation instructions for LedgerSMB 1.8 targetting a production installation from release tarballs and deals with these steps:

  • Installing the LedgerSMB Perl module dependencies
  • Configuring the PostgreSQL server
  • Configuring a webserver
  • Configuring LedgerSMB

If you already have all of the above, please proceed to the "Preparing for first use" guide.

Upgrade to LedgerSMB 1.8

Submitted by ehu on Mon, 07/27/2020 - 23:11

Overview

Company database upgrades are supported all the way back from 1.4 directly to 1.8, using the 1.8 software. Company database upgrades from 1.3 and 1.2 are also supported, but due to the different nature of the upgrade process are called "migrations". The important difference being that when doing a migration, a copy of the data is being created in the 1.8 structure, while upgrades adjust the existing structure for 1.8.

Installing latest LedgerSMB using Docker Compose

Submitted by ehu on Sat, 06/20/2020 - 04:48

By far the fastest procedure for installing LedgerSMB is by using the published Docker images: Being an ERP, there are many dependencies to be installed and all of them are included in the images, with the exception of the required PostgreSQL database. There are two ways to provide the PostgreSQL functionality: by setting up a separate PostgreSQL server or by using a PostgreSQL-providing Docker container.

Installing LedgerSMB 1.7

Submitted by ehu on Tue, 08/27/2019 - 12:37

Installation from tarballs

This page contains the comprehensive version with the installation instructions for LedgerSMB 1.7 targetting a production installation from release tarballs and deals with these steps:

  • Installing the LedgerSMB Perl module dependencies
  • Configuring the PostgreSQL server
  • Configuring a webserver
  • Configuring LedgerSMB

If you already have all of the above, please proceed to the "Preparing for first use" guide.

Upgrading LedgerSMB 1.6.x to 1.6.y

Submitted by ehu on Fri, 07/27/2018 - 08:19

Upgrading tarball installations

There are two steps to upgrading a LedgerSMB 1.6.x installation to 1.6.y (x smaller than y):

  1. Upgrade the software
  2. Upgrade the company database

The last step has to be executed for each company database that's set up.

Note that all the steps below are prefixed with the 'sudo' command, but these can be executed as 'root' directly as well.

Upgrading the software

This is by far the easiest part. These are the steps to go through, assuming an installation from tarball:

Installing LedgerSMB 1.6

Submitted by ehu on Sat, 05/26/2018 - 05:33

Installation from tarballs

This page contains the comprehensive version with the installation instructions for LedgerSMB 1.6 targetting a production installation from release tarballs and deals with these steps:

  • Installing the LedgerSMB Perl module dependencies
  • Configuring the PostgreSQL server
  • Configuring a webserver
  • Configuring LedgerSMB

If you already have all of the above, please proceed to the "Preparing for first use" guide.