Odoo 12 Accounting Module Installation on macOS BigSur using Docker

Aditya Nanda Tri Prakoso
3 min readMar 12, 2021


Hello everyone, back here with me again. This article will share how I managed to install Accounting Module on Odoo 12 Community Edition using Docker.

My Installation process on youtube

First thing first, you need to download the module from Odoo via this link https://apps.odoo.com/apps/modules/12.0/om_account_accountant.

After you download the zip file, you need to extract the folder on the addons directory on the odoo-docker projects, which will look like this

the folder structure

After that, we need to check out the docker-compose.yml file volumes that need to look like this :

After that, we need to open the odoo.conf and add a new line there, which is :

addons_path = /mnt/extra-addons

Based on my personal experience toward installing this module, if we didn’t add that new line, new Odoo12 Accounting won’t show up when we wanted to install the module, so we need to add the line code. I learn this from one of the teaching assistants in the class named Nathanael, El if you are reading this, shout out to you for helping me on this one!!

Next, what we need is to restart the Odoo by reinstalling the Odoo via docker with this :

$ docker-compose down
$ docker-compose up

After reinstalling and successfully, do that recreate the database that we once used and then go to the setting to activate the developer mode on the screen’s right side.

After this, go to the Apps page and click “Updates Apps List” and click “Update” on the pop-up message.

After doing this then we can install our Odoo12 Accounting Module.

And that’s the journey of installing Odoo12 Accounting.

Now, if we talk about my experience upon installing this module, it took me almost 4 hours because of the recording session, because if I’m recording. I think it will make my mac performance drop and the installation or even the database creating process to be failed when I’m recording. That’s why it took me so long. Aside from the odoo.conf problem there is also my technical problem.

I hope this article helps anyone reading this, and thank you for reading this. See ya on another episode of me and Odoo 12!!

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Aditya Nanda Tri Prakoso