PfSense-pkg-snort: install fail "Fail to create temporary file"

  • New packages to be INSTALLED:
    	pfSense-pkg-snort: [pfSense]
    	snort: [pfSense]
    Number of packages to be installed: 2
    The process will require 7 MiB more space.
    [1/2] Installing snort-
    [1/2] Extracting snort- ...
    pkg-static: Fail to create temporary file: /usr/local/lib/snort_dynamicengine/.libsf_engine.a.AJ8jlxG578pe:No such file or directory
    [1/2] Extracting snort- done

    disk space used: 48% of 29GiB.

    # df -h
    Filesystem       Size    Used   Avail Capacity  Mounted on
    /dev/ipsd0s1a     29G     13G     14G    48%    /
    devfs            1.0K    1.0K      0B   100%    /dev
    /dev/md0         3.4M    108K    3.0M     3%    /var/run
    devfs            1.0K    1.0K      0B   100%    /var/dhcpd/dev

    This is a new error type to me, packages install is usually pretty foolproof.

  • rm -rf /usr/local/lib/snort*
    rm -rf /usr/local/etc/snort
    rm -rf /usr/local/include/snort
    rm -rf /var/log/snort

  • That is an error from within the Package Manager itself and not directly related to Snort.  The pkg installation process will copy down the single package file and then start unzipping and copying the contents of the gzip archive to their final destination.  Something blew up or failed in that process.  Try the install again.


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