FreedomBox 24.6 released

FreedomBox 24.6 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.


  • gitweb: Fix modifying git repositories when gitweb app is disabled
  • users: Fix creating users with initial set of groups
  • wordpress:
    • Don’t fail setup if mysql installed but not running
    • Drop database user when app is uninstalled
    • Fix backup, restore and uninstall when db is not running
  • zoph:
    • Don’t fail setup if mysql installed but not running
    • Don’t fail with backup/restore if app is disabled
    • Don’t redirect to setup page when app is disabled
    • Ensure that database server is running when setting up app
    • Hide configuration form when app is disabled
    • Restore database password to old value after restore operation
    • Uninstall fully so that reinstall works

Other changes:

  • *: Add type hints for app init methods
  • *: Add type hints for diagnose method
  • action_utils: Implement method for starting a service temporarily
  • actions: Fix log message when action return can’t be decoded
  • actions: When action errors out, log a better message
  • app: Add ability to hide configuration form when app is disabled
  • app: views: Expose method to get enabled/disabled state and cache it
  • daemon: Added method to ensure a daemon is running in component
  • diagnostics: Add tests for get_results
  • diagnostics: Handle TypeError when copying results
  • locale: Update translations for Dutch
  • log: Don’t log with in color inside actions scripts
  • samba: Ignore non-existent users who are in freedombox-share group
  • tests: functional: Refactor install/setup fixture for apps
  • tests: functional: Uninstall app after backup and before restore
  • users: Minor refactor when creating django groups
  • users: tests: Do not remove LDAP user when testing views
  • wordpress: Fix minor issue in restoring database
  • wordpress: tests: Uninstall app after backup and before restore

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

  • ikmaak
  • James Valleroy
  • Sunil Mohan Adapa
  • Veiko Aasa

Note: FreedomBox 24.6 has not migrated to Debian testing yet. From the tracker, it looks like it is due to a release-critical issue in the fail2ban package (which FreedomBox depends on).