Stuck on 2.3.4-RELEASE-p1 (i386)

  • Hi,

    I recently noticed that I didn't get any new updates for a year now. According to the web GUI, I'm running the latest version but I noticed that inbetween there have been version 2.3.5 and 2.3.5-p1 released:


    As an owner of a x86 device, I realize that I will never get 2.4.x. But I should be able to get the most recent 2.3 version, shouldn't I?


  • LAYER 8 Rebel Alliance

  • Hi Rico,

    Many thanks for your quick reply. I followed the steps described in but still no luck: I'm still running 2.3.4-p1:

    [2.3.4-RELEASE][root@pfSense.localdomain]/root: pkg-static clean -ay; pkg-static install -fy pkg pfSense-repo pfSense-upgrade
    The following package files will be deleted:
    The cleanup will free 96 MiB
    Deleting files: 100%
    All done
    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 3 package(s) will be affected (of 0 checked):
    Installed packages to be REINSTALLED:
            pkg-1.10.1_1 [pfSense]
            pfSense-repo-2.3.4_15 [pfSense]
            pfSense-upgrade-0.27_3 [pfSense]
    Number of packages to be reinstalled: 3
    3 MiB to be downloaded.
    [1/3] Fetching pkg-1.10.1_1.txz: 100%    3 MiB 380.7kB/s    00:07
    [2/3] Fetching pfSense-repo-2.3.4_15.txz: 100%    5 KiB   5.3kB/s    00:01
    [3/3] Fetching pfSense-upgrade-0.27_3.txz: 100%   12 KiB  12.6kB/s    00:01
    Checking integrity... done (0 conflicting)
    [1/3] Reinstalling pfSense-upgrade-0.27_3...
    [1/3] Extracting pfSense-upgrade-0.27_3: 100%
    [2/3] Reinstalling pkg-1.10.1_1...
    [2/3] Extracting pkg-1.10.1_1: 100%
    You may need to manually remove /usr/local/etc/pkg.conf if it is no longer needed.
    [3/3] Reinstalling pfSense-repo-2.3.4_15...
    Extracting pfSense-repo-2.3.4_15: 100%

    Any other suggestions?

    Many thanks,

  • Well the stable branch does no longer supports i386, switch to the legacy branch. But you really need a hardware upgrade, your firewall is no longer secure with EOL software.

  • I was as about to propose a "nearly as fast" solution : download pfSense and clean-install with config import.

    But over there the 32 bits version has vanished ... True, October 2018 is in the past now.

  • LAYER 8 Rebel Alliance

    There are still some 'half-official' ways to get 32bit Images, for example ;-)


  • Thanks all for your replies, really appreciated!

    I didn't realize that 2.3.x was totally dead (I thought that the 1 year grace period started now - but no, it ended in October 2018...). I won't spend time to try to install 2.3.5-p1 if anyway there will no further patches issued for it, and focus on getting a remplacement option.

  • LAYER 8 Rebel Alliance

    Good/best choice. ☺


  • Netgate Administrator

    Yes 2.3.5 can still be downloaded from the mirrors directly. It's just not advertised on the download page.

    But it is end of life. There will not be any more security updates for it.


  • Thanks Steve for your confirmation that no security updates will be released for x86 hardware. I'm already looking for some 64-bit hardware to install PfSense on.

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