Erpnext installation stuck in Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

I’m trying to install Erpnext on a VPS running Ubuntu 22.04 and I been running into a plethora of issues. I am using d-CodE’s installation tutorial to install Erpnext and it was running fine in development mode but I couldn’t get it to run in production mode. Eventually I got it to work in production mode but I ended up breaking the UI:

So I had reinstall my VPS and start from scratch again and now whenever I run bench get-app erpnext --branch version-13 or bench get-app --branch version-13 it gets stuck everytime at:

Installing erpnext
$ /home/ubuntu/frappe-bench/env/bin/python -m pip install --quiet --upgrade -e /home/ubuntu/frappe-bench/apps/erpnext

Here are the steps I have been following:

2. Install GIT

sudo apt-get install git

3. Install pythonc api

sudo apt-get install python3-dev

4. Install PIP and Setuptools for python

sudo apt-get install python3-setuptools python3-pip

5. Install virtual environment for python

sudo apt-get install virtualenv

6. Install MariaDB

sudo apt-get install software-properties-common
sudo apt install mariadb-server

7. Setup MariaDB’s root password and other settings

sudo mysql_secure_installation
$ Enter current password for root (enter for none): press enter here
$ Switch to unix_socket authentication [Y/n] n
$ Change the root password? [Y/n] y
$ New password: *enter your password here*
$ Re-enter new password: *enter your password here again*
$ Remove anonymous users? [Y/n] y
$ Disallow root login remotely? [Y/n] n
$ Remove test database and access to it? [Y/n] y
$ Reload privilege tables now? [Y/n] y

8. Install MYSQL C development library

sudo apt-get install libmysqlclient-dev

9. Edit MariaDB’s configuration file using nano (or vi whatever text editor you are comfortable with)

sudo nano /etc/mysql/mariadb.conf.d/50-server.cnf

Add the following to the file:

user = mysql
pid-file = /run/mysqld/
socket = /run/mysqld/mysqld.sock
basedir = /usr
datadir = /var/lib/mysql
tmpdir = /tmp
lc-messages-dir = /usr/share/mysql
bind-address =
query_cache_size = 16M
log_error = /var/log/mysql/error.log

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

default-character-set = utf8mb4

Now these find these lines in the file, it should be under # * Character sets and comment them out using # :

# character-set-server  = utf8mb4
# collation-server      = utf8mb4_general_ci

Press Ctrl+S to save the edited file and Ctrl+X to exit.

Now restart MYSQL again:

sudo service mysql restart

10. Install Redis server

sudo apt-get install redis-server

11. Install Node.js 14.X

sudo apt install curl
curl | bash 
source ~/.profile
nvm install 14.15.0

12. Install NPM and Yarn (package managers)

sudo apt-get install npm
sudo npm install -g yarn

13. Install wkhtmltopdf

sudo apt-get install xvfb libfontconfig wkhtmltopdf

14. Install Bench

sudo -H pip3 install frappe-bench
bench --version

15. Initialize Bench

bench init frappe-bench 

16. Create your site for Bench and set it as the default site for Bench

cd frappe-bench/
bench new-site
bench use

17. Install Erpnext your Bench site

bench get-app erpnext --branch version-13


bench get-app --branch version-13
bench --site install-app erpnext

18. Migrate your site and start Bench

bench migrate
bench start

If you are using a VPS, paste your server’s IP in the browser which should roughly look like and the site should load up normally.

Now you can log into the site by using the following credentials:


I am absolutely end of my wits here.

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Ok so this was solved by removing the branch version from bench get-app erpnext

Hi, the solution you mentioned did it fixed the UI after production mode setup??
i am also facing the same issue till development its working fine
as soon as i make sudo bench setup production… the UI Breaks…!!