Upload 2.2.6 config to 2.3.2 and repository catalog update stall



  • Greetings,

    We have received new pfSense hardware with 2.3.2 installed.  I have updated two devices with 2.2.6 config while 'offline' (other then connected to a nic card on my computer and it upgraded fine.  I did see where it did NOT like that it couldn't update the repository but it didn't dwell on it.  It moved right along.

    On two other devices, same setup, but different 2.2.6 config (different site) it stalls on waiting for the internet connection so it can update the repository.  Eventually, it moves on but tries the same thing.  Stalls for hours!

    I thought it was the hardware by chance but checked that but uploading the first set of configs and it loaded without issues.

    Is there anything in the config, even in advanced settings that could force it to update the repository?

    Thanks,

    Dino



  • Update:  Here is what it says:

    Waiting for Internet connection to update pkg metadata and finish package reinstallationUpdating pfSense-core repository catalogue…

    Just sitting there.

    Now, No. It's not connected to the 'Internet'.  It's replacing an edge device so plugging it in at the moment would be bad.

    Thoughts please?  What is causing it to sit ideal like this for hours at at a time?



  • Update:

    This finally came up

    Waiting for Internet connection to update pkg metadata and finish package reinstallationUpdating pfSense-core repository catalogue…
    Unable to update repository pfSense-core
    Updating pfSense repository catalogue...

    Unable to update repository pfSense

    ERROR!!! An error occurred on pkg execution (rc = 70) with parameters 'update -f':

    .Updating pfSense-core repository catalogue...



  • another update:

    I loaded the config from the site that worked fine and this is what came up with VERY little delay.

    Waiting for Internet connection to update pkg metadata and finish package reinstallationUpdating pfSense-core repository catalogue…
    repository pfSense-core has no meta file, using default settings
    Unable to update repository pfSense-core
    Updating pfSense repository catalogue...
    repository pfSense has no meta file, using default settings
    Unable to update repository pfSense

    ERROR!!! An error occurred on pkg execution (rc = 70) with parameters 'update -f':
    pkg: https://firmware.netgate.com/pkg/pfSense_factory-v2_3_2_amd64-core/meta.txz: No address record
    pkg: https://firmware.netgate.com/pkg/pfSense_factory-v2_3_2_amd64-core/packagesite.txz: No address record
    pkg: https://firmware.netgate.com/pkg/pfSense_factory-v2_3_2_amd64-pfSense_factory-v2_3_2/meta.txz: No address record
    pkg: https://firmware.netgate.com/pkg/pfSense_factory-v2_3_2_amd64-pfSense_factory-v2_3_2/packagesite.txz: No address record

    It does that 3 times and then this

    ERROR: Error trying to get packages list. Aborting...
    pkg: Repository pfSense-core missing. 'pkg update' required
    pkg: Unable to open remote repository catalogues. Try running 'pkg update' first.

    All within a span of less then a minute.  Any thoughts as to why this config works and the other one stalls for a couple hours would be helpful.