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How to install Gladys Assistant on a Freebox Delta

On a Freebox Delta​

This tutorial is for Freebox Delta owner who wants to install Gladys with Docker.

Create a virtual machine on the Freebox Delta​

First, go to the Freebox interface at the following address:


Click on "VMs". This window appears:

Add a VM

Choose a name for the VM, for example Gladys.

Select the option "Choose a pre-installed operating system from a list".

Click on "Next".

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Select the system to install, for example Ubuntu.

Enter a public SSH key or password.

Choose a username, for example galdys.

Click on "Next".

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Click on "Finish".

The VM is ready, click on "Switch on" to start the VM.

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Access your VM in SSH and update the system.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Install Docker on the Raspberry Pi​

sudo apt install
sudo systemctl enable --now docker
sudo usermod -aG docker gladys

Then exit your SSH session, and login again.

Start Gladys​

To launch Gladys, run the following command on your VM:

docker run -d \
--log-opt max-size=10m \
--restart=always \
--privileged \
--network=host \
--name gladys \
-e NODE_ENV=production \
-e TZ=Europe/Paris \
-e SQLITE_FILE_PATH=/var/lib/gladysassistant/gladys-production.db \
-v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock \
-v /var/lib/gladysassistant:/var/lib/gladysassistant \
-v /dev:/dev \

Auto-Upgrade Gladys with Watchtower​

You can use Watchtower to upgrade automatically Gladys when a new version is available. To do so, start a Watchtower container:

docker run -d \
--name watchtower \
--restart=always \
-v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock \
containrrr/watchtower \
--cleanup --include-restarting

Accessing Gladys​

You can access Gladys directly by typing the IP of your VM in your browser.

Accessing Gladys