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Flarum for YunoHost

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Install Flarum with YunoHost

This package allows you to install Flarum quickly and simply on a YunoHost server.
If you don't have YunoHost, please consult the guide to learn how to install it.


Flarum, an open-source forum software, packaged for YunoHost, a self-hosting server operating server.

Shipped version: 0.1.0-beta.16




This Flarum package can be installed through:

  • YunoHost's webadmin, in the Community listing
  • YunoHost's CLI: yunohost app install

Required parameters are:

  • domain
  • path
  • admin, among the YunoHosts users
  • public, true by default, for guests to read the forum
  • title of the forum
  • language can be English en (by default), French fr, and German de. Other languages are installable after installation like any other extensions

After installation, simply open your browser to Flarum's page. First loading may be a bit longer as assets are generated.


Note that all third-party extensions are removed upon upgrading.

Adding extensions after installation

Replace flarum with your app ID in case of multiple installations. Replace vendor/extension with the appropriate names. Read the extension documentation if it requires additional steps.

sudo su
cd /var/www/$app
sudo -u $app php7.3 composer.phar require vendor/extension


Low memory errors

A swapfile will enable your system to extend its limited memory through its disk capacity. The following commands will create a 1 GB swapfile.

sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/swapfile bs=1024 count=1024000
sudo chmod 600 /swapfile
sudo mkswap /swapfile
sudo swapon /swapfile

Then add this line in /etc/fstab:

/swapfile none swap sw 0 0

Reboot the system and try the installation again.

Timeout errors

Some users have reported a successful installation, but get a blank page due to a timeout on a PHP script that prepares the forum assests (Minify.php, notably).

In /etc/php/*php_version*/fpm/pool.d/*app_id*.conf, you can increase the max_execution_time and max_input_time limits (both values are in seconds if nothing is specified).

Reload PHP-FPM with sudo service php*php_version*-fpm reload.

Upload limit

If you are facing an error while uploading large files into the forum, PHP may be limiting file upload.

In /etc/php/*php_version*/fpm/pool.d/*app_id*.conf, you can uncomment (remove ; at the beginning of the line) and increase the values of upload_max_filesize and post_max_size (both values are in bytes).

Reload PHP-FPM with sudo service php*php_version*-fpm reload.


YunoHost specific features

Supported architectures

  • x86-64 - Build Status
  • ARMv8-A - Build Status


Developer info

Please send your pull request to the testing branch.

To try the testing branch, please proceed like that.

sudo yunohost app install --debug
sudo yunohost app upgrade flarum -u --debug


Flarum, an open-source forum software, packaged for YunoHost