awscli in pfSense

  • I am working on a script in pfSense that needs to make aws API calls (Using pfSense 2.4.3 in AWS). I tried to install the awscli package as follow
    pkg install awscli

    but getting the following error:**

    [2.4.3-RELEASE][admin@pfSense-Secondary.localdomain]/root/scripts: pkg install awscli
    Updating pfSense-core repository catalogue...
    pfSense-core repository is up to date.
    Updating pfSense repository catalogue...
    pfSense repository is up to date.
    All repositories are up to date.
    pkg: No packages available to install matching 'awscli' have been found in the repositories

    I was able to install the awscli by enabling the FreeBSD repos in the system (I folowed the following)

    1. Make sure "enabled" key is set to "yes" in /etc/pkg/FreeBSD.conf
    2. Change "enabled: no" to "enabled: yes" in /usr/local/etc/pkg/repos/FreeBSD.conf
    3. Change "enabled: no" to "enabled: yes" in /usr/local/etc/pkg/repos/pfSense.conf for FreeBSD repo
    4. Now you're able to install packages from FreeBSD official repo

    *[2.4.3-RELEASE][admin@pfSense-Secondary.localdomain]/usr/local/etc/pkg/repos: pkg install awscli
    Updating FreeBSD repository catalogue...
    pkg: Repository FreeBSD load error: access repo file(/var/db/pkg/repo-FreeBSD.sqlite) failed: No such file or directory
    Fetching meta.txz: 100% 944 B 0.9kB/s 00:01
    Fetching packagesite.txz: 100% 6 MiB 6.6MB/s 00:01
    Processing entries: 100%
    FreeBSD repository update completed. 32189 packages processed.
    Updating pfSense-core repository catalogue...
    pfSense-core repository is up to date.
    Updating pfSense repository catalogue...
    pfSense repository is up to date.
    All repositories are up to date.
    New version of pkg detected; it needs to be installed first.
    The following 1 package(s) will be affected (of 0 checked):

    Installed packages to be UPGRADED:
    pkg: 1.10.3_1 -> 1.10.5_1 [FreeBSD]

    Number of packages to be upgraded: 1

    3 MiB to be downloaded.

    Proceed with this action? [y/N]: y
    [1/1] Fetching pkg-1.10.5_1.txz: 100% 3 MiB 3.0MB/s 00:01
    Checking integrity... done (0 conflicting)
    [1/1] Upgrading pkg from 1.10.3_1 to 1.10.5_1...
    Extracting pkg-1.10.5_1: 100%
    You may need to manually remove /usr/local/etc/pkg.conf if it is no longer needed.
    Updating FreeBSD repository catalogue...
    FreeBSD repository is up to date.
    Updating pfSense-core repository catalogue...
    pfSense-core repository is up to date.
    Updating pfSense repository catalogue...
    pfSense repository is up to date.
    All repositories are up to date.
    The following 21 package(s) will be affected (of 0 checked):

    New packages to be INSTALLED:
    awscli: 1.15.45 [FreeBSD]
    py27-docutils: 0.14_3 [FreeBSD]
    xproto: 7.0.31 [FreeBSD]
    fontconfig: 2.12.6,1 [FreeBSD]
    freetype2: 2.9.1 [FreeBSD]
    jpeg-turbo: 1.5.3 [FreeBSD]
    jbigkit: 2.1_1 [FreeBSD]
    png: 1.6.34 [FreeBSD]
    libfontenc: 1.1.3_1 [FreeBSD]
    pixman: 0.34.0 [FreeBSD]
    cyrus-sasl: 2.1.26_13 [FreeBSD]
    py27-rsa: 3.4.2 [FreeBSD]
    py27-pyasn1: 0.4.2 [FreeBSD]
    py27-s3transfer: 0.1.13 [FreeBSD]
    py27-futures: 3.2.0 [FreeBSD]
    py27-botocore: 1.10.45 [FreeBSD]
    py27-jmespath: 0.9.0_1 [FreeBSD]
    py27-dateutil: 2.6.1 [FreeBSD]
    py27-six: 1.11.0 [FreeBSD]
    py27-yaml: 3.12 [FreeBSD]
    py27-colorama: 0.3.9 [FreeBSD]

    Number of packages to be installed: 21

    The process will require 58 MiB more space.
    7 MiB to be downloaded.

    Proceed with this action? [y/N]: y
    [1/21] Fetching awscli-1.15.45.txz: 100% 717 KiB 734.2kB/s 00:01
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    Checking integrity... done (0 conflicting)
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    [14/21] Installing awscli-1.15.45...
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    [15/21] Installing fontconfig-2.12.6,1...
    [15/21] Extracting fontconfig-2.12.6,1: 100%
    Running fc-cache to build fontconfig cache...
    /usr/local/share/fonts: skipping, no such directory
    /usr/local/lib/X11/fonts: skipping, no such directory
    /var/db/fontconfig: cleaning cache directory
    fc-cache: succeeded
    [16/21] Installing jpeg-turbo-1.5.3...
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    [19/21] Installing libfontenc-1.1.3_1...
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    [20/21] Installing pixman-0.34.0...
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    [21/21] Installing cyrus-sasl-2.1.26_13...
    *** Added group cyrus' (id 60) *** Added usercyrus' (id 60)
    [21/21] Extracting cyrus-sasl-2.1.26_13: 100%
    Message from freetype2-2.9.1:

    The 2.7.x series now uses the new subpixel hinting mode (V40 port's option) as
    the default, emulating a modern version of ClearType. This change inevitably
    leads to different rendering results, and you might change port's options to
    adapt it to your taste (or use the new "FREETYPE_PROPERTIES" environment

    The environment variable "FREETYPE_PROPERTIES" can be used to control the
    driver properties. Example:


    This allows to select, say, the subpixel hinting mode at runtime for a given

    The controllable properties are listed in the section "Controlling FreeType
    Modules" in the reference's table of contents
    (/usr/local/share/doc/freetype2/reference/ft2-toc.html, if documentation was installed).
    Message from cyrus-sasl-2.1.26_13:

    You can use sasldb2 for authentication, to add users use:

        saslpasswd2 -c username

    If you want to enable SMTP AUTH with the system Sendmail, read

    NOTE: This port has been compiled with a default pwcheck_method of
    auxprop. If you want to authenticate your user by /etc/passwd,
    PAM or LDAP, install ports/security/cyrus-sasl2-saslauthd and
    set sasl_pwcheck_method to saslauthd after installing the
    Cyrus-IMAPd 2.X port. You should also check the
    /usr/local/lib/sasl2/*.conf files for the correct
    If you want to use GSSAPI mechanism, install
    If you want to use SRP mechanism, install
    If you want to use LDAP auxprop plugin, install

    Looks like everything installed clean but I would feel much more comfortable if there was an official package from pfSense. Did anyone try install it this way? Any thoughts and comments would be greatly appreciated.


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