Please wait while the update system initializes



  • Package Installer is not working right

    all am getting is this Please wait while the update system initializes

    i had a  look in sys logs all am getting is this

    [code<174>Aug 18 20:00:48 pfsense.localdomain nginx: 10.0.0.28 - - [18/Aug/2017:20:00:48 +0100] "POST /pkg_mgr_install.php HTTP/1.1" 200 50 "https://10.0.0.1/pkg_mgr_install.php" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/60.0.3112.101 Safari/537.36" 10.0.0.1 18/08 20:00:52.630
    <174>Aug 18 20:00:49 pfsense.localdomain nginx: 10.0.0.28 - - [18/Aug/2017:20:00:49 +0100] "POST /pkg_mgr_install.php HTTP/1.1" 200 50 "https://10.0.0.1/pkg_mgr_install.php" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/60.0.3112.101 Safari/537.36" 10.0.0.1 18/08 20:00:53.630
    <174>Aug 18 20:00:50 pfsense.localdomain nginx: 10.0.0.28 - - [18/Aug/2017:20:00:50 +0100] "POST /pkg_mgr_install.php HTTP/1.1" 200 50 "https://10.0.0.1/pkg_mgr_install.php" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/60.0.3112.101 Safari/537.36" 10.0.0.1 18/08 20:00:54.630
    <174>Aug 18 20:00:51 pfsense.localdomain nginx: 10.0.0.28 - - [18/Aug/2017:20:00:51 +0100] "POST /pkg_mgr_install.php HTTP/1.1" 200 50 "https://10.0.0.1/pkg_mgr_install.php" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/60.0.3112.101 Safari/537.36" 10.0.0.1 18/08 20:00:55.630
    <174>Aug 18 20:00:52 pfsense.localdomain nginx: 10.0.0.28 - - [18/Aug/2017:20:00:52 +0100] "POST /pkg_mgr_install.php HTTP/1.1" 200 50 "https://10.0.0.1/pkg_mgr_install.php" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/60.0.3112.101 Safari/537.36" 10.0.0.1 18/08 20:00:56.630
    <174>Aug 18 20:00:53 pfsense.localdomain nginx: 10.0.0.28 - - [18/Aug/2017:20:00:53 +0100] "POST /pkg_mgr_install.php HTTP/1.1" 200 50 "https://10.0.0.1/pkg_mgr_install.php" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/60.0.3112.101 Safari/537.36" 10.0.0.1 18/08 20:00:57.630
    <174>Aug 18 20:00:54 pfsense.localdomain nginx: 10.0.0.28 - - [18/Aug/2017:20:00:54 +0100] "POST /pkg_mgr_install.php HTTP/1.1" 200 50 "https://10.0.0.1/pkg_mgr_install.php" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/60.0.3112.101 Safari/537.36" 10.0.0.1 18/08 20:00:58.630
    <174>Aug 18 20:00:55 pfsense.localdomain nginx: 10.0.0.28 - - [18/Aug/2017:20:00:55 +0100] "POST /pkg_mgr_install.php HTTP/1.1" 200 50 "https://10.0.0.1/pkg_mgr_install.php" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/60.0.3112.101 Safari/537.36" 10.0.0.1 18/08 20:00:59.630
    <174>Aug 18 20:00:56 pfsense.localdomain nginx: 10.0.0.28 - - [18/Aug/2017:20:00:56 +0100] "POST /pkg_mgr_install.php HTTP/1.1" 200 50 "https://10.0.0.1/pkg_mgr_install.php" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/60.0.3112.101 Safari/537.36" 10.0.0.1 18/08 20:01:00.630

    Thanks  Pringles.



  • lol fixed it i Turn off IPV6 all working now



  • Thanks.  System -> Advanced -> Networking, unchecked IPv6, package installer now working.



  • This puzzled me for awhile. Installing any package or changing the update branch made the web interface stop responding, as well as ssh. In my case, routing continues as normal while the router is otherwise inaccessible.

    System -> Advanced -> Networking -> Allow IPv6

    Uncheck to block all IPv6 traffic, all symptoms disappear. It doesn't exist in the bug tracker as far as I can tell.



  • The solution, disabling IPv6, actually asks for a better solution : make IPv6 work.

    I never had to disable IPv6 on my pfSense, even back in time when I had not any IPv6 support from my ISP. This ISP didn't t offer any IPv6 support back then, and they still don't do so today.
    Updating, or package management on pfSense worked well.

    I decided to add IPv6 support using he.net.
    No change, everything still works.
    he.net fails ? Or I disable this IPv6-Only-WAN connection ? Still ok, all is well.



  • Agreed. Having to disable functionality to make software stable is not a permanent solution. I really hope they fix ipv6 soon.



  • Any news on this topic? Still seems to be an issue on the latest version (2.4.5-RELEASE-p1)



  • @xparanoik Good question. I haven't been brave enough to try it again.



  • @xparanoik

    What is actually happening? Is the device getting a global IPv6 address, when there's no IPv6 provided? If it's only getting a link local address, it should cause this problem.



  • I actually already had IPv6 disabled this time around. In order to get the package installer GUI to work I had to run killall -9 pkg-static then pkg-static upgrade -f



  • @xparanoik

    So, you're saying it failed even with IPv6 disabled? If so, then it had nothing to do with the problem.



  • Not sure.
    IPv6 can be shut down using a click.
    The blocked pkg-static process would still be blocked and locked in memory.
    For good order, a reboot would have done some good here.



  • @xparanoik
    thanks!
    its working

    killall -9 pkg-static

    then manually update install the packages from the package manager


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