Posts Tagged ‘OpenSuSE 12.1’

OpenERP 7.0 with full RTL Right-to-Left Support on openSuSE 12.1

Saturday, June 1st, 2013

Today, we installed the latest openERP 7.0 on our openSuSE 12.1 server. Also, we patched the new openERP 7.0 code similar to our post  to enable RTL support. As of now, all is working great with full support for Arabic and Hebrew.

Installing OpenERP 5 on openSuSE 12 servers

Saturday, December 29th, 2012

OpenERP version 5 won’t work with python 2.7 installed be default on openSuSE 12.1 server. The trick is to download and install python 2.6 as source and install it parallel to default version.

After that, you’ll have two python executables on the system, python (for 2.7) and python2.6 for the outdated version. The 2.6 version will be used to start the openerp server as below :

python2.6 -r dbuser -w dbpassword &


Also, you need to install system wide packages needed by default installation of the openERP system. And you must use python2.6 or easy_install-2.6 to install missing python modules. My system was up and running after installing below python modules :

python modules

You must choose the same python module version numbers, update versions won’t work.

Installing iFolder 3.8 on OpenSuSE 12.1 (or 11.4)

Friday, August 17th, 2012

This is a copy of the original post on

It looks like some people are working very hard out there to try and preserve iFolder for future versions of Opensuse.  To those people (the NoFolder crew, Ravi Kumar, etc.), I’m indebted; I simply would be at a loss without iFolder.  Yes, I use DropBox, and a couple other things, but there’s just nothing like iFolder for complete control over the server and the sync’d content.

But the sad fact is, it has suffered a bit of neglect as of late.  Okay, a LOT of neglect.  And you’re probably here because you have an Opensuse 12.1 (or 11.4) server, and you tried to install iFolder 3.8.x on it, and had some trouble.

Notes: I strongly recommend you see my old post about setting up iFolder 3.8 on Opensuse 11.1 for background and additional detail, as this post will be brief and to-the-point without much supporting detail.  All the work in this doc was performed on the x86_64 version of Opensuse, and was tested on both 12.1 and 11.4.

FIRST, you need a working Apache2 installation with SSL support. Find previous post  if you need help with this.

We need to install below packages :



And run all 3 configuration scripts and please note that you must use an alternative simias datastore location of /ifolder:


When asked for server address, use a fully qualified server address as below :

Change :

Public URL:

Private URL:


Public URL:

Private URL:

…and now my external clients can connect via the ifolder client, and sync seems to be working.

NOTE 2 : Don’t use default server data folder. I use /home/iFolder/

A note about the next step: If you just stopped here, you’d be able to pull up the /admin page, but not log in; you’d get a red message saying that your password doesn’t match or whatever.  I see this error quite commonly out there…  So let’s change the FlaimWrapper softlink pointer to an existing location:

rm /usr/lib64/simias/web/bin/
ln -s /usr/lib64/ /usr/lib64/simias/web/bin/

And lastly, restart stuff:

rcSuSEfirewall2 restart;rcapache2 stop; rcapache2 start

And that should do it!  Log in at /admin, configure some users, etc., etc., etc.  I’m guessing you are here because you know already how to *use* iFolder, just got stuck installing and configuring it, so I’ll not go into any usage detail.

By the way, the page has some good troubleshooting tips, but if you follow these steps accurately, and you use the SAME hostname throughout the configuration, you should be fine.

See, it’s not that bad.  And it’s totally worth it.  Enjoy!