How to Install ERPNext on Rocky Linux 9

Need a guide that shows you how to install ERPNext on Rocky Linux 9, step-by-step, in the easiest way? This tutorial does just that. 

ERPNext is an open-source, free Enterprise Resource Planning(ERP) tool. Developed by Frappe Technologies Pvt. Ltd. It allows companies to manage different sections of their businesses like Financial Accounting, Order Management, CRM, Helpdesk, Asset Management, and more.

Since the discontinuation of CentOS at the end of 2021, many companies and individuals have been migrating to Rocky Linux. So in this tutorial, we show how to install and get started with the ERPNext software on your Rocky Linux device.


To get ERPNext on Rocky Linux, you will need:

  • Rocky Linux installed
  • Root privilege or sudo
  • Secure domain name
  • SELinux set to permissive mode
  • MariaDB Server
  • NodeJS
  • Python 3.10 or higher
  • Lots of disk space

How to Install ERPNext on Rocky Linux 9

Let’s start installing the necessary dependencies before we move on to installing ERPNext.

Install Necessary Dependencies

Before you install any new packages, you should update the system. Update the Rocky Linux package source list with this command:

$ sudo yum update


yum update Rocky Linux

Now install “Development Tools” for Rocky Linux with this command:

$ sudo dnf groupinstall "Development Tools"


Development Tools Rocky Linux

After that, add and install the Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL) repo to your system. For that, use this command:

$ sudo yum install epel-release


EPEL Rocky Linux

Then you need to install the rest of the dependencies. This command should do that:

$ sudo yum install -y gcc make git openssl-devel zlib-devel bzip2-devel libffi-devel xz-devel python3 python3-devel


ERPNext dependencies on Rocky Linux

Once the installations finish, install redis. Then start redis and enable it. Use the following commands:

$ sudo dnf install redis
$ sudo systemctl start redis
$ sudo systemctl enable redis


Redis on Rocky Linux

Then install Supervisor with this command:

$ sudo dnf install supervisor


Supervisor on Rocky Linux

Install Python 3.10

Since ERPNext requires Python 3.10 or higher, you need to upgrade from the current Python version on your device, which is likely 3.9+.

Fetch the Python 3.10 source code with this command:

$ wget

Extract the tar file and change the directory to the Python one. Use these commands:

$ tar xzf Python-3.10.9.tgz
$ cd Python-3.10.0/


Python 3.10 on Rocky Linux

After that, start building from the source code. Run the following commands:

$ ./configure --enable-optimizations
$ nproc
$ sudo make -j2
install Python Rocky Linux

Then install Python using this command:

$ sudo make altinstall

We’re not done yet. Next, you must add the new Python installation directory to the system PATH. For that, open ‘/etc/bashrc’ in nano with this command:

$ sudo nano /etc/bashrc

Then append this line to it:

export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/bin/

Save the file by pressing ‘Ctrl + O’ and close it by pressing ‘Ctrl + X’.

Reload the config file with this command:

$ source /etc/bashrc

Now you need to edit the sudoers file. First, run this command:

$ sudo visudo

Add ‘/usr/local/bin’ after ‘Defaults secure_path’ as seen in the below picture

install Python Rocky Linux

Save and exit.

Install and Configure MariaDB Server

In this step, you install and configure MariaDB. We will use this as the database for ERPNext.

First, install the MariaDB server using this command:

$ sudo yum install mariadb mariadb-server
install mariadb Rocky Linux

Once that’s over, start and enable it as you did with redis. Use these below commands:

$ sudo systemctl start mariadb
$ sudo systemctl enable mariadb


start and enable mariadb

Next, secure your MariaDB server. Input this command to begin the process:

$ sudo mysql_secure_installation

You will be prompted to answer a few questions with ‘Y’ or ‘n’. Carefully read the questions and answer them. Some prompts will tell you which answer suits your system the best. You could also follow the below screenshots to see our answers.

configure mariadb
configure mariadb
configure mariadb

After securing your server, now it’s time to edit the MariaDB configuration file. Open the file in nano using this command:

$ sudo nano /etc/my.cnf

Append the following lines to the config file:

character-set-client-handshake = FALSE
character-set-server = utf8mb4
collation-server = utf8mb4_unicode_ci

default-character-set = utf8mb4


configure mariadb

Save and exit the file.

Apply the changes by restarting MariaDB. Use this command:

$ sudo systemctl restart mariadb

Install Node and Yarn

ERPNext requires these two packages, so we will install them. First, install NodeJS using this command:

$ sudo yum install nodejs


install nodejs Rocky Linux

And then install Yarn using npm with this command:

$ sudo npm install -g yarn


install yarn Rocky Linux

Change SELinux and Firewall Settings

To avoid conflicts, it’s safe to change the SELinux and Firewall Settings to safely install and run ERPNext.

First, disable SELinux with this command:

$ sudo setenforce 0

Now configure your Firewall to allow the ERPNext port. To do so, issue these commands:

$ sudo firewall-cmd --zone=public --add-port=8000/tcp --permanent
$ sudo firewall-cmd --reload


Firewall linux

Add New User to Setup ERPNext

This is a short step. We will create a new user on our Rocky Linux machine. This new user will handle the rest of the installation and configuring ERPNext.

Create the user and add it to the Wheel group with this command:

$ sudo useradd -m distroiderp -G wheel

Set a password for this new user by running this command:

$ sudo passwd distroiderp

Then change to the new user with this command:

$ su - distroiderp


add new user Rocky Linux

You should use a good password. We opted for a ‘bad’ one since this is just a tutorial.

Install bench

We will install the bench command-line utility, which we will use later on to install ERPNext. To install bench, run this command:

$ sudo pip3.10 install frappe-bench


install frappe-bench Rocky Linux

When installed, initialize it with this command:

$ bench init --python python3.10 --frappe-branch version-14 frappe-bench


bench init Rocky Linux

Now change the directory to ‘/frappe-bench/’ using this command:

$ cd frappe-bench

After that, create a new site to use ERPNext on. Use the following command:

$ bench new-site


How to Install ERPNext on Rocky Linux 9

Use your own domain name to replace ‘’.

Then change to this new project by typing this command:

$ bench use

Install ERPNext

Use bench to download the ERPNext software. Run this command:

$ bench get-app --branch version-14 erpnext


How to Install ERPNext on Rocky Linux 9

Finally, install ERPNext with this command:

$ bench --site install-app erpnext


How to Install ERPNext on Rocky Linux 9

After ERPNext is installed, start the bench service. Use the below command:

$ bench start

Configure ERPNext

After installing, the next step is to configure it. Go to to access the login dashboard. For username, use ‘Administrator’. Set the password to the same one you entered during the ERPNext installation.

Login to Frappe

Then you will be required to enter some details, including Language, Country, Time Zone, Currency. After that, you will be prompted to create a user account. Enter your Full Name, email, and password to create one. Then you will be asked for company information. Enter each detail correctly.

If everything went right, you should now be inside the ERPNext dashboard.

ERPNext dashboard on Rocky Linux

Final Thoughts

This tutorial covered how to install ERPNext on Rocky Linux 9. We also showed you how you can configure it after installation. It might be a long process, but if you follow this guide and execute the commands properly, you should get started with ERPNext in no time. As always, feel free to let us know in the comments if you face any problems. Consider visiting the official docs to learn more about how ERPNext works.

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