Package Manager locked out after update
I used the auto upgrade function to go from a Jan 20th snapshot of Beta 5 to RC1 and it reinstalled my packages after the update (TFTP and OpenVPN Client Export Utility)
I saw that it successfully finished but the gui still insists that: "Packages are currently being reinstalled in the background.
Do not make changes in the GUI until this is complete."
I can't access my package menu either. I'm assuming a reboot will resolve this but it obviously shouldn't have happened in the first place. Fluke or legit bug?
Sometimes that can happen if one of the packages fails to install properly. Were there any errors on the console?
Go to Diagnostics > Command, and in the php execute box, put:
Thanks, that worked! I don't remember seeing any errors; I believe it said that all the packages were installed successfully.
If they were all successful it should have removed the package lock on its own… keep an eye on it for the next few updates.
Since then I've updated to the Feb 18th snapshot and I had no issues this time.
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I've a similar problem, each time I update Pfsense packages start to reinstall, that's normal but the re-installation process takes more than one our for reinstall only one package (squid) I executed "clear_subsystem_dirty('packagelock');" and reintall the same package manually (System: Package Manager: Install Package) and takes less than one minute.