2.4.4 Upgrade was uneventful



  • 2.4.3p1 to 2.4.4 appears to have been uneventful, based on the 10 minutes it's been back ;) Only two packages, pfblockerng_devel and nut.

    It was a fast upgrade, just a few minutes.

    Edited to add: If there is anything specific the Netgate/pfsense team would like have explored, logs etc, just ask.



  • Same here. I had updated yesterday morning to the RC, and within a few hours, I saw that the RC had been upgraded, so I went though with it. Took a bit of time for the system to settle down, as my memory usage was high at 35%, but this morning I logged in and noted it was sitting comfortably at 13-16%.
    Fast upgrade for both of them, never unresponsive.



  • @jwj Identical upgrade experience except with Snort.



  • @Blade-Runner What's up with Snort? I plan to upgrade from 2.4.3p1 to 2.4.4 on Saturday, but I have Snort running as an essential security point.



  • I too, had no issues with upgrading from 2.4.3p1 to 2.4.4 and system seems to be operating okay. I uninstalled pfblockerng_devel, nut and suricata before upgrading as per the long standing, normal, pFsense upgrade rules and let it reinstall the packages that I uninstalled. Everything reinstalled with no issues and is working.



  • @jdeloach So you 'd recommend uninstalling pfBlockerNG and Snort before the update? Will the settings be preserved if I reinstall them after the upgrade?

    Any other packages which are recommended to be removed before the update? I had no issues yet with updating the system without removing packages before.

    I will of course make a Snapshot of my VM before I try any upgrade action ;-)



  • My upgrade was uneventful until I rebooted now I can only get into my netgate 3100 thru the serial port I am sure I will get it figured out



  • @jacotec My post was not specific. I didn't have any upgrade issues. Snort was uninstalled and re-installed without issues.



  • @jacotec said in 2.4.4 Upgrade was uneventful:

    @jdeloach So you 'd recommend uninstalling pfBlockerNG and Snort before the update? Will the settings be preserved if I reinstall them after the upgrade?

    Any other packages which are recommended to be removed before the update? I had no issues yet with updating the system without removing packages before.

    I will of course make a Snapshot of my VM before I try any upgrade action ;-)

    The settings are preserved if the appropriate box is checked in each package. In the past as far as I can remember, the recommend way to upgrade pFsense has ALWAYS been to uninstall ALL installed packages before performing the upgrade and let the system reinstall the removed packages. I don't think this has changed and I noticed @jimp also posted this in another post yesterday. I would do this since most of the issues with this upgrade seem to be with php changing from version 5.6 to version 7.2.



  • Uneventful for me as well. I listened to the advice on uninstalling all packages first, then re-installing after the update was complete. There was a minor hiccup with NUT finding the attached UPS, but after powering down both Pfsense and the UPS, and bringing back up, issue solved!



  • I'll add myself to this list as well. Upgrade went without issues on a PC running CE and my SG-1000.



  • I guess I've been living life on the edge. I have never uninstalled packages before upgrading including this latest update. nut, suricata, pfblockerng, squid, ntopng, backup, sylogng, openvpn client export, all seem to have updated fine and are running smoothly.



  • I had no issue on upgrading very smooth some of old problems on dashboard has been solve from 2.4.3p.