Solved - Avahi won't start
I'm runing pfSense
built on Mon May 29 08:10:16 CDT 2017
And would like to utilize avahi , as my phones and AppleTv's are on different fw interfaces.
I have installed avahi via the "packages menu" , and can see it in the services ment , but it won't start.
It buzzes (thinks) a little , but then shows the "Red dot again" , if trying to start in Services
Any hints ?
Ps: Is it recommendable to upgrade to the newest (daily) Beta often ??
Did you configure avahi? Just starting the service from services menu wont do much good if it aint configured first.
As for updating, if you need to run it in a 'production' environment then updating daily isnt the best idea imho.. If your experiencing problems and suspect they might be fixed by looking at github commit messages, or redmine tickets then of-course a update can be tried. Though do make sure to have a backup plan if it fails to upgrade or stops working all-together.. It is after-all BETA software, and things that were working before do break sometimes..
On the other hand if you want to help test new features or confirm and report bugs and bugfixes on redmine, then upgrading often is a good thing to do :).
Thank you for taking your time to ansver.
No i didn't configure anything , besides from the "GUI"
I did try to start it via the CLI ,but it seems like it complains about Dbus , witch seems to be installed as a package , but misses dependancies , like some NSS-??? stuff.
I'm a pfSense/FreeBSD beginner , but knows linux. And can find my way around a commandline & vi.
I would have hoped that avahi was "prod ready" , as it was available as a package from the GUI install system.
I did find a hint about manually installing
But would like to use the "official package" if possible.
Not sure what you did/didnt do, but i went in the webgui to the services\avahi menu option.
-Checked the box "Enable Avahi Bonjour/Zeroconf proxy."
-Make sure Enable IPv4 and/or Enable IPv6 is checked.
-And press save.
For me it then automatically starts avahi on todays pfSense 2.4b snapshot "built on Wed Jun 07 09:27:01 CDT 2017 ".
I do have a bunch of other packages installed, and my testmachine has been running for a while so it might have pulled in dependencies by one of the other packages perhaps.. Anyhow it 'should' work.
If your still having problems posting the exact error message if any might help.. 'something like NSS-??' i cant help with, you need to do 'something' to solve that ;)..
I just upgraded to today's snapshot too.
built on Wed Jun 07 09:27:01 CDT 2017
It seems to have fixed avahi
/root: ps aux | grep ava avahi 54058 0.0 0.1 29896 4128 - I 22:11 0:00.12 avahi-daemon root 96242 0.0 0.0 14700 2408 0 S+ 22:12 0:00.00 grep ava
The daemon runs now :)
By just upgrading
Thanx for helping out