FreedomBox 22.22 released

FreedomBox 22.22 has been released and uploaded to Debian unstable. Typically, the freedombox package will migrate to testing in 2 days, and then can be uploaded to stable-backports.

Note: Submitting list of used apps anonymously is enabled on FreedomBox, and one may visit the new privacy app to disable it.


  • privacy: Add new system app for popularity-contest
  • matrix: Add fail2ban jail

Other Changes:

  • *: Use privileged decorator for actions
  • action_utils: Drop support for non-systemd environments
  • action_utils: Drop unused progress requests from apt-get
  • actions: Allow actions to be called by other users
  • actions: Allow nested and top-level actions
  • actions: Drop unused superuser_run and related methods
  • actions: Implement getting raw output from the process
  • actions: Use separate IPC for communicating results
  • apache: Fix logs still going into /var/log files
  • bind: Drop enabling DNSSEC (deprecated) as it is always enabled
  • config: Drop ability to set hostname on systems without systemd
  • config: Drop legacy migration of Apache homepage settings
  • fail2ban: Make fail2ban log to journald
  • firewall: Drop showing running status
  • locale: Update translations for Albanian, Czech, Norwegian Bokmål, Russian, Swedish, Ukrainian
  • minidlna: Use the exposed URL for diagnostic test
  • openvpn: Drop RSA to ECC migration code and two-step setup
  • privacy: Set vendor as FreedomBox for dpkg and popularity-contest
  • searx: Show status of public access irrespective of enabled state
  • templates: Update HTML meta tags for better description and app-name
  • tests: Add fixture to help in testing privileged actions
  • wordpress: Update fail2ban filter

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

  • Besnik Bleta
  • James Valleroy
  • Jiří Podhorecký
  • Michael Breidenbach
  • nbenedek
  • Nikita Epifanov
  • Petter Reinholdtsen
  • Sunil Mohan Adapa
  • Tymofii Lytvynenko