Package reinstallation fails on 2.4.5 with config.xml backup
I have recently decided to upgrade to pfSense 2.4.5, and prepared a USB stick, with a "config.xml" backup file on the PFSENSE partition.
Installation and restore goes perfectly well, up until the part where the package restore is being initiated.
After I check the logs, the following entry appears:
Package reinstall process was ABORTED due to lack of internet connectivity @ 2020-04-08 18:20:21.
The root cause, I believe, is due to a lack of a default route out.
If I go to 'System > Routing', I see that the default WAN_DHCP entry is there, and the IPv4 gateway points to just that.
From the moment I click Save and Apply, the packages start to download, and internet connectivity works.
While this is a workaround, it seems pfSense is not picking up the default route after restoring.
This behavior was not occuring in previous restores I did.
I went through the config file to see if I can find out anything there, but that led to nothing yet.
I am looking for some help on how to remediate.
No one that can help me out?
If you can reach the gui and have made that change then you should be able to restore the config again and it will pull in the packages at that point.