Emergency / I crashed my PFsense from 2.4.3 to 2.4.4 upgrade



  • Hi,

    I upgraded from 2.4.3 to 2.4.4 using the web installer. Reboot took place but:

    • Webinterface is not responding (even after restart)
    • routing/firewalling is not taking place

    I can ssh into the box. I retrieved the config.xml so I could (if absolutely necessary) reinstall the negate/pfsense from scratch. Would rather not. Any idea where to look for?

    pfSense-upgrade -d reported no more actions and no errors. Even dhcpd is working.



  • Easiest(and fatest) is re-install. There is an option to recover configuration during the new installation.



  • downloading the image as we speak. Console is already up and running. Do I need to put the config.xml somewhere special on the USB drive?

    I noticed PHP issues during reboot with haproxy. I manually removed the packages and rebooted. Let's see... Need to wait for the download via 4G first...



  • Removing ha-proxy did help.

    Crash report begins. Anonymous machine information:

    amd64
    11.2-RELEASE-p4
    FreeBSD 11.2-RELEASE-p4 #2 a48f4444b47(factory-RELENG_2_4_4): Thu Nov 29 14:45:11 EST 2018 root@buildbot2.nyi.netgate.com:/build/factory-crossbuild-244/obj/amd64/bwlyKhYx/build/factory-crossbuild-244/pfSense/tmp/FreeBSD-src/sys/pfSense

    Crash report details:

    PHP Errors:
    [22-Dec-2018 17:50:33 Europe/Berlin] PHP Fatal error: Cannot redeclare getarraybyref() (previously declared in /etc/inc/pfsense-utils.inc:3489) in /usr/local/pkg/haproxy/haproxy_utils.inc on line 105



  • What remains is that dhcpd keeps dying on me. And after reinstalling ha-proxy the web interface seems to disappear again and other things are sluggish. All very spooky.

    I cannot find anything in the logs why dhcpd cannot start....


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  • In the end nothing helped but reinstalling. I was naturally afraid of doing so but it turned out: It was fast (with the exception of getting the image in the first place) and worked beautifully. So thanks for the assistance!


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