FreedomBox 22.4 released

FreedomBox 22.4 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.


  • coturn: Use wildcard listening address to fix startup issues
  • sso, users: Redirect to home page after logout

Other Changes

  • apache: Don’t redirect to HTTPS for .onion domains
  • apache: Don’t set HSTS for .onion domain
  • cockpit: Explicitly redirect to HTTPS as needed for WebSockets
  • doc: Fail when downloading images from Debian wiki fails
  • email_server: Drop showing diagnostics/repair and roundcube config
  • email_server: Drop some unused code
  • locale: Update translations for Bulgarian, Dutch, French, German, Hungarian, Russian, Swedish, Ukrainian
  • matrixsynapse: Add FluffyChat to client list
  • mldonkey: Drop app not available in Debian Bullseye and Bookworm
  • power: Add a link to power app in the system menu
  • roundcube: Add setting for local connection only
  • shaarli: Add android app to description
  • shaarli: Add backup component
  • shaarli: Add functional tests
  • snapshots: Clarify that snapshots are take during updates too
  • tests: functional: Implement a workaround for issue with screenshots
  • users: Clarify help message for authorization password
  • wireguard: tests: Add functional tests

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

  • 109247019824
  • Andrij Mizyk
  • Benedek Nagy
  • Coucouf
  • ikmaak
  • James Valleroy
  • Michael Breidenbach
  • Nikita Epifanov
  • Sunil Mohan Adapa


I came here because I couldn’t see the MLDonkey app on the app list anymore. Sad to see it’s been removed (as it wasn’t available in Bullseye I had downloaded it from the Debian -- Package Download Selection -- mldonkey-server_3.1.7-2_armhf.deb page and I am using it along with a headless instance of gtk-gnutella that I control from SSH so that my FreedomBox is in fact a seedbox for the eDonkey and Gnutella P2P networks).

By the way, I see MLDonkey is available on sid, so is there a chance for it to be restored in the future?

Thank you for your work on FreedomBox.

Unfortunately, mldonkey is not being maintained well in Debian. There is a outstanding issue that is causing it to fail when building from source. No one has stepped up to fix it. Usually, FreedomBox contributors tend to help out with such Debian issues. I believe the version in unstable will also be eventually dropped due the issue. We contacted the original author of MLDonkey support in FreedomBox and they were not available for fixes and agreed to drop the app. We can certainly bring it back in FreedomBox if someone steps up to bring it back into Debian.