Update fails: repositories metadata


  • Rebel Alliance

    I'm running 2.4.2_1, and tried to update today.

    System update failed:

    Updating repositories metadata… failed

    Any suggestions? Device is in a colo centre in Europe. So not easily accessible to me.

    Many thanks.



  • Hi,

    There are many forum threads about how to re-activate the update/upgrade system. List some of them and do what is proposed..


  • Rebel Alliance

    Thank you for your help: I'd browsed the first three pages, and found nothing similar to my issue.

    I have since searched repository/repositories, "update failed" & reactivate with no results that assist.

    If anyone can refer me to a previous thread, or suggest a search term, it would be appreciated.



  • Use the word "repositories" for a global search on the forum.
    You find what to do.

    If not, consider system broken, backup config and goto latest version, import config and done (5 minutes work ?).


  • Rebel Alliance

    @Gertjan:

    global search on the forum.

    If not, consider system broken, backup config and goto latest version, import config and done (5 minutes work ?).

    Thanks for the trigger 'global' - I didn't realise that my search wasn't checking the whole forum. Maybe that's why my results came up short.

    This post helped me fix the problem:
    https://forum.pfsense.org/index.php?topic=145605.0

    Not sure which command it was, but things got progressively better until I could complete the update.

    If this hadn't worked, not so (5 minutes) trivial, as this is a remote (3000 miles) installation…