Update pfSense the FreeBSD way

  • Hi,

    I was wondering, is it possible to upgrade/update the various servers within pfSense the FreeBSD way?
    I mean portupgrade/portmanager/portmaster.

    I noticed that, for instance, the most recent lighttpd is 1.4.26 while in pfSense it is 1.4.23.

    Thank you,

  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    No, it doesn't work that way.

    For one, because there is no compiler on pfSense, and also because upgrading various components could lead to breakage as often config file formats and behavior change between versions that would be unexpected.

    The system is released as a whole because it's tested and known to work. If there is a compelling (e.g. security) reason to upgrade a tool such as lighttpd, it may warrant a new release or get upgraded in the development version.

    If you want to try to build an updated version, you can do so on another FreeBSD box or VM as described here:

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