Post Upgrade Script?

  • Hi all

    I'm looking for a possibility to run serveral tasks after an pfSense upgrade has been performed. Is there a forseen possibility to run a customized post upgrade script or similar?

    As another option, i tried to analyse /usr/local/libexec/pfSense-upgrade. I understand that initally a kernel update will be performed and then the box will be rebooted afterwards. I tried to add my custom actions within the section 'if [ "${next_stage}" = "2" ]; then', but as i can see this section is not beeing executed in case a reboot was performed. Does somebody know where the stage2 will be launched after a reboot?

    Best regards

  • Ok - i found out why my modifications in pfSense-upgrade never run. They are overwitten by a newer upgrade-script before the update will be performed...

    	# If a new version of pfSense-upgrade is available, upgrade it
    	# and return a special code 99 used by wrapper to run newer
    	# version again using the same parameters
    	if [ "$(compare_pkg_version ${product}-upgrade)" != "=" ]; then
    		_exec "pkg-static upgrade${dont_update} -f \
    		    ${product}-upgrade" "Upgrading ${product}-upgrade" \
    		_exit 99

    Dear devs:

    • Can we get the possibility to configure a post-upgrade script?
    • Probably a script that we can configure in /etc/inc/
    • Probably we can link to it like this: https://myhost.localdomain.local/
    • Or maybe in the config file?
    • And we can configure a within the GUI?


  • Hi all

    I was able to create a solution for my need by using "the hidden config.xml option <shellcmd> will run the command specified towards the end of the boot process."

    See here:

    A snippet of code called by <shellcmd>

    VERSION=`cat /etc/version`
    PATCH=`cat /etc/version.patch`
    if [ ! -f ${CONFCHECK} ]; then
    # do some stuff
    touch ${CONFCHECK}

    If someone has a better option, please let me know - would be awesome.

    Have fun

  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    That's unlikely to be supported as there really aren't enough use cases to justify jumping through the hoops to get there.

    You may have more luck using an <earlyshellcmd> to test on boot and perform your action.

  • Hi Jim

    We have posted nearly the same time our reply. Thank you for the hint, that is what i was looking for. However, my personal believe is, of course this is a solution but probably not the smartest and sexiest. Maybe there is a explicit 'post upgrade script'-possibility for the future.


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