Merge packages XMLRPC Communications errors



  • The below alert notifications still going on 20170207-0536 build:

    Update: still occurring on 20170207-2344

    Communications error occurred

    Exception calling XMLRPC method merge_installedpackages_section #1 : Unknown method @ 2017-02-07 15:01:54
    Exception calling XMLRPC method merge_installedpackages_section #1 : Unknown method @ 2017-02-07 15:01:55
    Exception calling XMLRPC method merge_installedpackages_section #1 : Unknown method @ 2017-02-07 16:01:43
    Exception calling XMLRPC method merge_installedpackages_section #1 : Unknown method @ 2017-02-07 16:01:44



  • Because I have notifications by email turned on, I'm being flooded by these messages, hundred times a day:

    Exception calling XMLRPC method merge_installedpackages_section #1 : Unknown method



  • This error continues occurring in 2.4 last bulds as today:

    Notices
    Communications error occurred

    Exception calling XMLRPC method merge_installedpackages_section #1 : Unknown method @ 2017-02-12 23:01:23
    Exception calling XMLRPC method merge_installedpackages_section #1 : Unknown method @ 2017-02-12 23:01:28
    Exception calling XMLRPC method merge_installedpackages_section #1 : Unknown method @ 2017-02-13 00:02:14
    Exception calling XMLRPC method merge_installedpackages_section #1 : Unknown method @ 2017-02-13 00:02:15
    Exception calling XMLRPC method merge_installedpackages_section #1 : Unknown method @ 2017-02-13 01:02:00
    Exception calling XMLRPC method merge_installedpackages_section #1 : Unknown method @ 2017-02-13 01:02:01
    Exception calling XMLRPC method merge_installedpackages_section #1 : Unknown method @ 2017-02-13 02:02:07
    Exception calling XMLRPC method merge_installedpackages_section #1 : Unknown method @ 2017-02-13 02:02:08
    Exception calling XMLRPC method merge_installedpackages_section #1 : Unknown method @ 2017-02-13 03:01:20
    Exception calling XMLRPC method merge_installedpackages_section #1 : Unknown method @ 2017-02-13 03:01:21
    Exception calling XMLRPC method merge_installedpackages_section #1 : Unknown method @ 2017-02-13 04:02:08
    Exception calling XMLRPC method merge_installedpackages_section #1 : Unknown method @ 2017-02-13 04:02:09
    Exception calling XMLRPC method merge_installedpackages_section #1 : Unknown method @ 2017-02-13 05:01:53
    Exception calling XMLRPC method merge_installedpackages_section #1 : Unknown method @ 2017-02-13 05:01:58
    Exception calling XMLRPC method merge_installedpackages_section #1 : Unknown method @ 2017-02-13 06:02:24
    Exception calling XMLRPC method merge_installedpackages_section #1 : Unknown method @ 2017-02-13 06:02:25
    Exception calling XMLRPC method merge_installedpackages_section #1 : Unknown method @ 2017-02-13 07:02:02
    Exception calling XMLRPC method merge_installedpackages_section #1 : Unknown method @ 2017-02-13 07:02:03
    Exception calling XMLRPC method merge_installedpackages_section #1 : Unknown method @ 2017-02-13 08:01:45
    Exception calling XMLRPC method merge_installedpackages_section #1 : Unknown method @ 2017-02-13 08:01:46
    Exception calling XMLRPC method merge_installedpackages_section #1 : Unknown method @ 2017-02-13 09:01:56
    Exception calling XMLRPC method merge_installedpackages_section #1 : Unknown method @ 2017-02-13 09:02:01


  • Moderator

    Are you attempting to sync from one pfSense version to a different pfSense version? Ie. Sync from 2.3.x -> 2.4.x or vice-versa?

    If so, I believe that they are incompatible to sync due to changes in XMLRPC function changes in the code.



  • @BBcan177:

    Are you attempting to sync from one pfSense version to a different pfSense version? Ie. Sync from 2.3.x -> 2.4.x or vice-versa?

    If so, I believe that they are incompatible to sync due to changes in XMLRPC function changes in the code.

    No, I just created a totally new VM in ESXi and installed 2.4 from the ISO. No Sync configured nor activated at all.

    After logged in the Web Configurator as admin, password pfsense and restored the last configuration from my production firewall VM v2.3.2-RELEASE-p1.

    I had the following packages installed in the 2.3 VM, so with the Restore in the new VM with the BETA 2.4 pfSense, they are all reinstalled after the reboot:

    Avahi
    Backup
    Cron
    mtr-nox11
    Open-VM-Tools
    pfBlockerNG
    Service_Watchdog
    Shellcmd
    squid
    squidGuard
    System_Patches


  • Banned

    Multiple of those packages have XMLRPC features. Turn them off.



  • @doktornotor:

    Multiple of those packages have XMLRPC features. Turn them off.

    I've checket all the XMLRPC/Sync options in the packages (I've found them in squid, squidGuard) and all are configured as "Do not sync this package configuration" and I've clicked Save just to be sure!

    UPDATE: I've found a Sync config in pfBlockerNG to another pfSense of mine, but version 2.3.2-RELEASE-p1, so I turned it off!

    So the notifications stopped! Thank you!