[10/8 SNAPSHOT] Updating Issue "Another instance is already running…Aborting!"



  • I'm on 2.4.0 RC October 8

    Option 13 gives me "Another instance is already running… Aborting!"

    When typing in pkg update -f from Shell I get:

    Updating pfSense-core repository catalogue...
    pkg: Repository pfSense-core load error: access repo file(/var/db/pkg/repo-pfSen
    se-core.sqlite) failed: No such file or directory
    

    then after a couple minutes:

    pkg: https://pkg.pfsense.org/pfSense-v2_4_0_amd64-core/meta.txz: No address reco
    rd
    repository pfSense-core has no meta file, using default settings
    pkg: https;//pkg.pfsense.org/pfSense_v2_4_0_amd64-core/packagesite.txz: No addre
    ss record
    Unable to update repository pfSense-core
    Updating pfSense repository catalogue...
    pkg: Repository pfSense load error: access repo file(/var/db/pkg/repo-pfSense.sq
    lite) failed: No such file or directory
    

    then after a couple minutes:

    pkg: https://pkg.pfsense.org/pfSense_v2_4_0_amd64-pfSense_v2_4_0/meta.txz: No ad
    dress record
    repository pfSense has no meta file, using default settings
    

    then after a couple minutes:

    pkg: https://pkg.pfsense.org/pfSense_v2_4_0_amd64-pfSense_v2_4_0/packagesite.txz
    : No address record
    Unable to update repository pfSense
    Error updating repositories!
    


  • pkg fetch -y pkg

    Same results as above.



  • pkg -ddd upgrade -n gives:

    (screenshot only captures first screen of output)

    Output ends with:

    Unable to update repository PfSense
    Error updating repositories!
    

    ![pkg -ddd upgrade -n.PNG](/public/imported_attachments/1/pkg -ddd upgrade -n.PNG)
    ![pkg -ddd upgrade -n.PNG_thumb](/public/imported_attachments/1/pkg -ddd upgrade -n.PNG_thumb)



  • pkg -ddd upgrade -Fn gives:

    (screenshot only captures first screen of output)

    Output ends with:

    Unable to update repository PfSense
    Error updating repositories!
    

    ![pkg -ddd upgrade -Fn.PNG](/public/imported_attachments/1/pkg -ddd upgrade -Fn.PNG)
    ![pkg -ddd upgrade -Fn.PNG_thumb](/public/imported_attachments/1/pkg -ddd upgrade -Fn.PNG_thumb)



  • Similar results with:

    pkg -dddd upgrade -n

    and

    pkg -dddd upgrade -Fn



  • Update:  I gave up trying to fix this and just chalked this up to a bad snapshot from 10/8.  I did a reinstall with the 10/9 snapshot, and things are back to normal.