Upgrade from 2.3.4-RELEASE-p1 to 2.4.2 appears to have failed.

  • I waited a while before attempting to upgrade from 2.3.4 to 2.4.2 as I am one of those people with PPPOE with VLAN tagging on my WAN connection. After playing around with the Update settings, I finally got the system pointed to 2.4.2. So from the GUI, I attempted to upgrade. It said it had over 100 individual packages that need to be updated and it appeared to have downloaded and installed them all. After a reboot, however, the pFsense package appears to still be stuck on version 2.3.4.

    The Dashboard reports:

    2.3.4-RELEASE-p1 (amd64)
    built on Fri Jul 14 14:52:43 CDT 2017
    FreeBSD 11.1-RELEASE-p4

    The system is on the latest version.

    After this I attempted to update with option 13 from the ssh menu and I get the following:

    Updating repositories metadata…
    Updating pfSense-core repository catalogue...
    pkg-static: Repository pfSense-core load error: access repo file(/var/db/pkg/repo-pfSense-core.sqlite) failed: No such file or directory
    pkg-static: https://pkg.pfsense.org/pfSense_v2_4_2_amd64-core/meta.txz: No address record
    repository pfSense-core has no meta file, using default settings
    pkg-static: https://pkg.pfsense.org/pfSense_v2_4_2_amd64-core/packagesite.txz: No address record
    Unable to update repository pfSense-core
    Updating pfSense repository catalogue...
    pkg-static: Repository pfSense load error: access repo file(/var/db/pkg/repo-pfSense.sqlite) failed: No such file or directory
    pkg-static: https://pkg.pfsense.org/pfSense_v2_4_2_amd64-pfSense_v2_4_2/meta.txz: No address record
    repository pfSense has no meta file, using default settings
    pkg-static: https://pkg.pfsense.org/pfSense_v2_4_2_amd64-pfSense_v2_4_2/packagesite.txz: No address record
    Unable to update repository pfSense
    Error updating repositories!

    The DNS configuration worked just fine for updating before this last attempt from the console. Nothing has changed. I am almost ready to let it be as the system is still connecting me to the Internet, however, the dashboard is showing a ridiculous number of errors and collisions.

    Packets In     243737 120517 0
    Packets Out     120867 241360 0
    Bytes In       330.56 MiB 7.10 MiB 0 B
    Bytes Out     5.92 MiB 330.97 MiB 0 B
    Errors In     120872 242231 121053
    Errors Out       0 0 0
    Collisions       346627577 9947119 352047337

    Not sure if its reporting accurately though as I would figured this number of errors/collisions would make the system unusable and it appears to be anything. Any hints on how to get pFsense straightened out?


  • My "2.4.2" install shows :

    2.4.2-RELEASE (amd64)
    built on Mon Nov 20 08:12:56 CST 2017
    FreeBSD 11.1-RELEASE-p4

    So the - your - kernel is upgraded.

    Restart ?
    Or save config and clean install to be sure to reach the goal fast without issues.
    Check-out also the many forum threads about related subjects.

  • The system has been restarted several times. I was hoping not to have to do a clean install as the device is in a somewhat inconvenient location. I have seen the threads but many of them reference development versions of 2.4 and it wasn’t clear how much was applicable to my situation. Thanks for responding.

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