Applying changes to add-ons
Most add-ons that are available on GitHub are subject to change and do not follow the rules that Odoo enforces for its stable release. They may receive bug fixes or enhancements, including issues or feature requests that you have submitted, and these changes may introduce database schema changes or updates in the data files and views. This recipe explains how to install the updated versions.
Suppose you reported an issue with
partner_contact_gender and received a notification that the issue was solved in the last revision of the
14.0 branch of the
partner-contact project. In this case, you will want to update your instance with this latest version.
How to do it…
- Stop the instance using that add-on.
- Make a backup if it is a production instance (refer to the Manage Odoo server databases recipe in Chapter 1, Installing the Odoo Development Environment).
- Go to the directory where
$ cd ~/odoo-dev/my-odoo/src/partner-contact
- Create a local tag for the project so that you can revert to that version in case things break:
$ git checkout 14.0 $ git tag 14.0-before-update-$(date --iso)
- Get the latest version of the source code:
$ git pull --ff-only
- Update the
partner_address_street3add-on in your databases (refer to the Installing and upgrading local add-on modules recipe).
- Restart the instance.
How it works…
Usually, the developer of the add-on module occasionally releases the newest version of the add-on. This update typically contains bug fixes and new features. Here, we will get a new version of the add-on and update it in our instances.
git pull --ff-only fails, you can revert to the previous version using the following command:
If the update step breaks, refer to the Updating Odoo from Source recipe in Chapter 1, Installing the Odoo Development Environment, for recovery instructions. Remember to always test an update on a copy of a database production first.