pkg: Insufficient privileges



  • I tried installing acme pkg and it broke my webGUI with PHP ERROR: Type: 64, File: /etc/inc/config.inc, error.
    It was suggested to on reddit to issue pkg install -fy pear-Net_IPv6
    But I get on the cli pkg: Insufficient privileges as response.
    I only have one account and I thought it was an admin account, but seem to miss wheel group uid=2000(linuxlover) gid=65534(nobody) groups=65534(nobody),1999(admins)

    What can I do to fix this, I have no access to the GUI to add another account?!

    Thank you, ll2.


  • Rebel Alliance Global Moderator

    So take it you didn't update you pfsense to 2.4.4 and just installed package..



  • @johnpoz How do I check the version from the CLI?
    I had checked last week and it was up-to-date (from the dashboard) ๐Ÿ‘€


  • Rebel Alliance Global Moderator

    And your not running 2.4.4 I take it?

    The console menu will show you right at top what version your running, and even at your ssh prompt

    *** Welcome to pfSense 2.4.4-RELEASE (amd64) on sg4860 ***

    [2.4.4-RELEASE][root@sg4860.local.lan]/root



  • I'm getting tired [2.4.3-RELEASE] ๐Ÿ˜ต
    So yes I was not on the latest release it seems.
    Odd that a pkg install will not notify if it's a prerequisite. ๐Ÿค”
    I'm spoiled with better pkg mgmt...

    But to get to the point, what's up with my account?
    I had full access on the GUI, so I'm surprised I don't have full privilege on the CLI? ๐Ÿ™„

    Any suggestions?


  • Netgate

    Log in as root/admin or install the sudo package and use sudo from those other accounts (like linuxlover) to obtain root.

    Other added accounts are not automatically root in the shell.