FreedomBox 20.19 released

FreedomBox 20.19 has been released and uploaded to Debian unstable. Typically, it will migrate to testing in 2 days, and then can be uploaded to stable-backports.


  • openvpn: Create user group “vpn”
  • upgrades: Add first boot step to run initial update

Other Changes

  • bepasty: Apply translation to autogenerated comments
  • locale: Update translations for Bengali, Dutch, German, Spanish
  • networks: Apply translation to a tooltip
  • samba: Show toggle buttons and share names
  • snapshots: Translate snapshot types (field description)
  • upgrades: Fix sources list for dist upgrade from buster
  • upgrades: Hold freedombox package during dist upgrade

The following people contributed to the git repository for this release:

  • Fioddor Superconcentrado
  • ikmaak
  • James Valleroy
  • Joseph Nuthalapati
  • Oymate
  • Veiko Aasa

Notes for admins regarding the new “vpn” user group.

Existing users of OpenVPN can continue to use their client profiles. But downloading the client profile will not work unless they are members of the “vpn” user group. It is recommended to proactively add your OpenVPN users to the “vpn” user group.

Removing a user from the “vpn” group does not automatically revoke their OpenVPN client profile, yet. See #1990.

The user group “vpn” is not implemented yet for WireGuard.