Upgraded to ver 2.3.4 now unable to check for updates



  • I upgraded via GUI from 2.3.x to 2.3.4. before the upgrade I was able to check for updates and update from the GUI. I can ping both updates.pfsense.org and pfsense.org. Tracert does resolve after several hops (10-12) to both sites. I am new to pfsense device.



  • We are seeing the same thing on 2.3.4 p1

    2.3.4-RELEASE-p1 (amd64)
    built on Fri Jul 14 14:56:00 CDT 2017
    FreeBSD 10.3-RELEASE-p19

    Unable to check for updates



  • Same here

    2.3.4-RELEASE (amd64)
    built on Wed May 03 15:13:29 CDT 2017
    FreeBSD 10.3-RELEASE-p19

    Unable to check for updates


  • Netgate

    Try this:

    System > Update, Update Settings

    Change the branch to Legacy 2.3.X

    Click on System Update. Some things have to update in the background so if it still errors give is a sec and click it again. You should see 2.3.5_1 available. Upgrade to that.

    When you are upgraded and restarted, go back to System > Update, Update Settings and change the branch to Latest stable version (2.4.X)

    Go back to System Updates - same thing applies. Give it time and click it again after the pkg repo updates in the background.

    You should see 2.4.2_1 available. Update to it.

    There is sort of a cart-horse thing going on at 2.3.4 (And, I think, 2.3.4_1). This was fixed in 2.3.5_1 so getting there first enables you to go to 2.4.2_1.

    If you absolutely MUST go from 2.3.4 to 2.4.2_1 in one step you can manually edit the file /etc/inc/pkg-utils.inc and change the calls to proc_open("/usr/sbin/pkg to proc_open("/usr/local/sbin/pkg-static . Don't come crying to me if you try that and screw it up.

    If, for some reason, you want to stay at 2.3.X just leave the branch set at Legacy/stable 2.3.X. That will enable packages to be installed, etc.

    I highly doubt 2.3.X will be updated past about October 2018. Almost certainly not into 2019 so upgrading to 2.4.X is pretty much necessary. A path toward that end should be charted.


  • Rebel Alliance Global Moderator

    "You should see 2.4.3_1 available. Update to it."

    2.4.3_1 is available?

    I only see 2.4.3 development snapshots?


  • Netgate

    Thanks. Sorry. 2.4.3 on the brain. Edited to correct to 2.4.2_1



  • You're fired.


  • Rebel Alliance Global Moderator

    Figured some kind of typo ;) hehehe