Install the PostgreSQL server and database schema

Even if you have multiple users, you only need to install the PostgreSQL server on one machine. You can install the PostgreSQL server on a proper server or you can even run it on a desktop or laptop machine.

   # apt-get install postgresql postgresql-contrib

Choose one of the schema packages and install with apt-get

  • postbooks-schema-quickstart (Recommended)

  • postbooks-schema-empty

    • requires a lot of manual data entry to get started, but useful if you already have a lot of things like chart of accounts in a CSV file and you want to customize everything
  • postbooks-schema-demo

    • contains sample data, use this to explore the features of PostBooks before making any commitment to use it with your own business data

   # apt-get install postbooks-schema-quickstart

Follow the instructions in the /usr/share/doc/postbooks-schema-quickstart/README.Debian file to load the schema into your database server.

Install the PostBooks GUI

   # apt-get install postbooks

Run it for the first time

Launch the GUI from your menu system or using the shell:

   $ postbooks

See this page on the upstream web site to start configuring it.

Getting help

Functional/business issues can be discussed through the xTuple web forum as they are not specific to Ubuntu.

xTuple University includes an extensive library of videos and other materials for getting started, tips & tricks, and more.

A wide range of product guides is also available. Of these, the xTuple ERP Reference Guide is the most comprehensive, as it provides a field-level reference to the 650+ user interface screens in the xTuple client application.

For those needing commercial support, this is available either directly from xTuple or through its extended partner network. A cloud hosting option is also available.

PostBooksHowTo (last edited 2015-04-03 18:33:36 by pierce)