A set of python fabric functions to make your OpenERP 7 Servers behave as muppets !

Muppy is released with an MIT Licence.

Dont use muppy to install production servers. Muppy is intended only for Dev / tests servers.


hg clone ssh://
cd muppy 

Config files

Create a config file for each server you want to manage. Store them in the muppy/configs directory.

Launch muppy

In the muppy directory, launch

source py27/bin/activate
fab --set config_file=configs/<<server.cfg>>

With <<server.cfg>>is the name of your server config file.

Common muppy commands


fab --set config_file=configs/<<server.cfg>> --list

List all availbale muppy commands.


fab --set config_file=configs/<<server.cfg>> mupping

Test a ls then sudo ls on remote server


fab --set config_file=configs/<<server.cfg>> update_appserver:database=<<dbname>>

This command:

  • stop openerp server
  • update the appserver repository (as well project_addons)
  • buildout the serveyr
  • restart it

Muppy config files

Muppy always use 2 system users:

  • root_user
  • adm_user


root_user is a user with sudo privileges that Muppy will use for all system and configuration operations. Generally this is the system's root user created by your hosting provider.


adm_user is a system user created by muppy that will own and run openerp.

This user may be or not in the sudo group depending on the value of the adm_user_is_sudoer parameter.