CRITICAL: postfix fails to start after upgrade to 2.03 release [solved]



  • I started with a long time working pfsense system, with postfix running normally.  i386.  I did the normal upgrade in the configurator.  After a reboot the system hung for 12 hours claiming it was reinstalling packages.  The dashboard showed all services running but postfix not installed.   I rebooted, postfix was not running.  I reinstalled the package, it didn't start.  I reinstalled the xml, it didn't start.   I manually went to the services screen, hit start, it started.   That same screen can't stop the package.  The only way to get postfix going is to manually start it upon reboot using the services menu.

    Here's the log showing a reboot cycle:

    May 8 09:10:31 syslogd: kernel boot file is /boot/kernel/kernel
    May 8 09:10:31 syslogd: exiting on signal 15
    May 8 09:10:30 php: : Config sync not being done because of missing sync IP (normal on secondary systems).
    May 8 09:10:27 php: : The command '/usr/local/etc/rc.d/postfix.sh stop' returned exit code '1', the output was ''
    May 8 09:10:27 postfix/postfix-script[2398]: fatal: the Postfix mail system is not running
    May 8 09:10:27 php: : Stopping postfix
    May 8 09:10:26 php: : Writing rc_file
    May 8 09:10:24 php: : Writing out configuration
    May 8 09:10:24 php: : The command '/usr/local/sbin/postfix reload' returned exit code '1', the output was ''
    May 8 09:10:24 postfix/postfix-script[19596]: fatal: the Postfix mail system is not running
    May 8 09:10:24 syslogd: kernel boot file is /boot/kernel/kernel
    May 8 09:10:23 syslogd: exiting on signal 15
    May 8 09:10:23 check_reload_status: Syncing firewall
    May 8 09:10:21 php: : The command '/usr/local/etc/rc.d/postfix.sh stop' returned exit code '1', the output was ''
    May 8 09:10:21 postfix/postfix-script[15478]: fatal: the Postfix mail system is not running
    May 8 09:10:21 php: : Stopping postfix
    May 8 09:10:20 php: : Writing rc_file
    May 8 09:10:19 check_reload_status: Reloading filter
    May 8 09:10:18 sshlockout[9068]: sshlockout/webConfigurator v3.0 starting up
    May 8 09:10:18 login: login on ttyv0 as root
    May 8 09:10:17 php: : Writing out configuration
    May 8 09:10:17 php: : The command '/usr/local/sbin/postfix reload' returned exit code '1', the output was ''
    May 8 09:10:17 postfix/postfix-script[7234]: fatal: the Postfix mail system is not running
    May 8 09:10:17 php: : IPSEC: One or more IPsec tunnel endpoints has changed its IP. Refreshing.
    May 8 09:10:16 syslogd: kernel boot file is /boot/kernel/kernel
    May 8 09:10:16 syslogd: exiting on signal 15
    May 8 09:10:14 php: : The command '/usr/local/etc/rc.d/postfix.sh stop' returned exit code '126', the output was '/usr/local/etc/rc.d/postfix.sh: Permission denied'
    May 8 09:10:14 php: : The command '/usr/local/etc/rc.d/postfix.sh stop' returned exit code '1', the output was ''
    May 8 09:10:14 postfix/postfix-script[61643]: fatal: the Postfix mail system is not running
    May 8 09:10:14 php: : Stopping postfix
    May 8 09:10:14 php: : Stopping postfix
    May 8 09:10:13 php: : Writing rc_file
    May 8 09:10:13 php: : Writing rc_file
    May 8 09:10:11 php: : Writing out configuration
    May 8 09:10:11 php: : The command '/usr/local/sbin/postfix reload' returned exit code '1', the output was ''
    May 8 09:10:11 postfix/postfix-script[59283]: fatal: the Postfix mail system is not running
    May 8 09:10:10 syslogd: kernel boot file is /boot/kernel/kernel
    May 8 09:10:10 syslogd: exiting on signal 15
    May 8 09:10:08 php: : The command '/usr/local/etc/rc.d/postfix.sh stop' returned exit code '1', the output was ''
    May 8 09:10:08 postfix/postfix-script[54181]: fatal: the Postfix mail system is not running
    May 8 09:10:06 php: : Stopping postfix
    May 8 09:10:06 php: : Writing out configuration
    May 8 09:10:06 php: : The command '/usr/local/sbin/postfix reload' returned exit code '1', the output was ''
    May 8 09:10:06 postfix/postfix-script[50873]: fatal: the Postfix mail system is not running
    May 8 09:10:06 syslogd: kernel boot file is /boot/kernel/kernel
    May 8 09:10:05 syslogd: exiting on signal 15
    May 8 09:10:03 php: : Writing out configuration
    May 8 09:10:03 php: : The command '/usr/local/sbin/postfix reload' returned exit code '1', the output was ''
    May 8 09:10:03 postfix/postfix-script[44121]: fatal: the Postfix mail system is not running
    May 8 09:10:02 syslogd: kernel boot file is /boot/kernel/kernel
    May 8 09:10:02 syslogd: exiting on signal 15
    May 8 09:10:00 php: : The command '/usr/local/etc/rc.d/postfix.sh stop' returned exit code '126', the output was '/usr/local/etc/rc.d/postfix.sh: Permission denied'
    May 8 09:10:00 php: : The command '/usr/local/etc/rc.d/postfix.sh stop' returned exit code '1', the output was ''
    May 8 09:10:00 postfix/postfix-script[39052]: fatal: the Postfix mail system is not running
    May 8 09:10:00 php: : Stopping postfix
    May 8 09:10:00 php: : Stopping postfix
    May 8 09:09:59 php: : Writing rc_file
    May 8 09:09:59 php: : Writing rc_file
    May 8 09:09:57 php: : Writing out configuration
    May 8 09:09:57 php: : The command '/usr/local/sbin/postfix reload' returned exit code '1', the output was ''
    May 8 09:09:57 postfix/postfix-script[35649]: fatal: the Postfix mail system is not running
    May 8 09:09:57 apinger: rrdtool respawning too fast, waiting 300s.
    May 8 09:09:57 apinger: Error while feeding rrdtool: Broken pipe
    May 8 09:09:56 syslogd: kernel boot file is /boot/kernel/kernel
    May 8 09:09:56 syslogd: exiting on signal 15
    May 8 09:09:56 check_reload_status: Syncing firewall
    May 8 09:09:54 php: : The command '/usr/local/etc/rc.d/postfix.sh stop' returned exit code '1', the output was ''
    May 8 09:09:54 postfix/postfix-script[29314]: fatal: the Postfix mail system is not running
    May 8 09:09:53 php: : Stopping postfix
    May 8 09:09:52 php: : Writing out configuration
    May 8 09:09:52 php: : The command '/usr/local/sbin/postfix reload' returned exit code '1', the output was ''
    May 8 09:09:52 postfix/postfix-script[27673]: fatal: the Postfix mail system is not running
    May 8 09:09:52 php: : Writing rc_file
    May 8 09:09:51 syslogd: kernel boot file is /boot/kernel/kernel
    May 8 09:09:51 syslogd: exiting on signal 15
    May 8 09:09:49 php: : Writing out configuration
    May 8 09:09:49 php: : The command '/usr/local/sbin/postfix reload' returned exit code '1', the output was ''
    May 8 09:09:49 postfix/postfix-script[14102]: fatal: the Postfix mail system is not running
    May 8 09:09:48 syslogd: kernel boot file is /boot/kernel/kernel
    May 8 09:09:48 syslogd: exiting on signal 15
    May 8 09:09:46 php: : The command '/usr/local/etc/rc.d/postfix.sh stop' returned exit code '126', the output was '/usr/local/etc/rc.d/postfix.sh: Permission denied'
    May 8 09:09:46 php: : The command '/usr/local/etc/rc.d/postfix.sh stop' returned exit code '1', the output was ''
    May 8 09:09:46 postfix/postfix-script[8825]: fatal: the Postfix mail system is not running
    May 8 09:09:46 php: : Stopping postfix
    May 8 09:09:46 php: : Stopping postfix
    May 8 09:09:45 php: : Writing rc_file
    May 8 09:09:45 php: : Writing rc_file
    May 8 09:09:43 php: : Writing out configuration
    May 8 09:09:43 php: : The command '/usr/local/sbin/postfix reload' returned exit code '1', the output was ''
    May 8 09:09:43 postfix/postfix-script[6060]: fatal: the Postfix mail system is not running
    May 8 09:09:42 syslogd: kernel boot file is /boot/kernel/kernel
    May 8 09:09:42 syslogd: exiting on signal 15
    May 8 09:09:40 php: : The command '/usr/local/etc/rc.d/postfix.sh stop' returned exit code '1', the output was ''
    May 8 09:09:39 php: : Stopping postfix
    May 8 09:09:38 php: : Writing rc_file
    May 8 09:09:36 php: : Writing out configuration
    May 8 09:09:36 php: : The command '/usr/local/sbin/postfix reload' returned exit code '1', the output was ''
    May 8 09:09:36 postfix/postfix-script[51319]: fatal: the Postfix mail system is not running
    May 8 09:09:36 syslogd: kernel boot file is /boot/kernel/kernel
    May 8 09:09:33 syslogd: exiting on signal 15
    May 8 09:09:31 php: : The command '/usr/local/etc/rc.d/postfix.sh stop' returned exit code '1', the output was ''
    May 8 09:09:31 postfix/postfix-script[43276]: fatal: the Postfix mail system is not running
    May 8 09:09:31 php: : No pfBlocker action during boot process.
    May 8 09:09:31 php: : No pfBlocker action during boot process.
    May 8 09:09:31 php: : No pfBlocker action during boot process.
    May 8 09:09:31 php: : No pfBlocker action during boot process.
    May 8 09:09:31 php: : Stopping postfix
    May 8 09:09:30 php: : Writing rc_file
    May 8 09:09:29 upsmon[36667]: Startup successful
    May 8 09:09:28 php: : Writing out configuration
    May 8 09:09:28 php: : The command '/usr/local/sbin/postfix reload' returned exit code '1', the output was ''
    May 8 09:09:28 postfix/postfix-script[28277]: fatal: the Postfix mail system is not running
    May 8 09:09:26 syslogd: kernel boot file is /boot/kernel/kernel
    May 8 09:09:26 syslogd: exiting on signal 15
    May 8 09:09:26 check_reload_status: Syncing firewall
    May 8 09:09:22 php: : Restarting/Starting all packages.
    May 8 09:09:21 miniupnpd[39150]: Listening for NAT-PMP traffic on port 5351
    May 8 09:09:21 miniupnpd[39150]: Listening for NAT-PMP traffic on port 5351
    May 8 09:09:21 miniupnpd[39150]: HTTP listening on port 2189
    May 8 09:09:21 miniupnpd[39150]: HTTP listening on port 2189
    May 8 09:09:21 php: : miniupnpd: Starting service on interface: opt3, opt4
    May 8 09:09:21 php: : Creating rrd update script
    May 8 09:09:21 php: : No pfBlocker action during boot process.
    May 8 09:09:21 php: : No pfBlocker action during boot process.
    May 8 09:09:21 php: : No pfBlocker action during boot process.
    May 8 09:09:20 php: : No pfBlocker action during boot process.
    May 8 09:09:18 upsmon[27597]: Startup successful
    May 8 09:09:18 check_reload_status: Restarting ipsec tunnels
    May 8 09:09:15 php: : filter_generate_address: is not a valid source port.
    May 8 09:09:15 php: : filter_generate_address: is not a valid source port.
    May 8 09:09:11 php: : filter_generate_address: is not a valid source port.
    May 8 09:09:11 php: : filter_generate_address: is not a valid source port.
    May 8 09:09:08 php: : Restarting/Starting all packages.
    May 8 09:09:06 dnsmasq[8743]: read /etc/hosts - 56 addresses
    May 8 09:09:06 dnsmasq[8743]: using nameserver 192.168.50.1#53 for domain mamabosso.com
    May 8 09:09:06 dnsmasq[8743]: ignoring nameserver 127.0.0.1 - local interface
    May 8 09:09:06 dnsmasq[8743]: ignoring nameserver 127.0.0.1 - local interface
    May 8 09:09:06 dnsmasq[8743]: using nameserver 97.64.187.150#53
    May 8 09:09:06 dnsmasq[8743]: using nameserver 74.84.119.153#53
    May 8 09:09:06 dnsmasq[8743]: using nameserver 8.8.8.8#53
    May 8 09:09:06 dnsmasq[8743]: using nameserver 8.8.4.4#53
    May 8 09:09:06 dnsmasq[8743]: reading /etc/resolv.conf
    May 8 09:09:06 dnsmasq[8743]: using nameserver 192.168.50.1#53 for domain mamabosso.com
    May 8 09:09:06 dnsmasq[8743]: compile time options: IPv6 GNU-getopt no-DBus i18n IDN DHCP DHCPv6 no-Lua TFTP no-conntrack
    May 8 09:09:06 dnsmasq[8743]: started, version 2.65 cachesize 10000
    May 8 09:09:06 check_reload_status: Updating all dyndns
    May 8 09:09:06 dhcpd: For info, please visit https://www.isc.org/software/dhcp/
    May 8 09:09:06 dhcpd: All rights reserved.
    May 8 09:09:06 dhcpd: Copyright 2004-2012 Internet Systems Consortium.
    May 8 09:09:06 dhcpd: Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Server 4.2.4-P2

    After using the start button at the services screen, normal operation commences:

    'May 8 09:15:29 postfix/smtpd[20436]: disconnect from unknown[173.224.218.62]
    May 8 09:15:29 postfix/smtpd[20436]: NOQUEUE: reject: RCPT from unknown[173.224.218.62]: 450 4.7.1 Client host rejected: cannot find your hostname, [173.224.218.62]; from= insidewallstreetreport@questioningdishtowel.infoto= harrycoin@n4comm.comproto=ESMTP helo= <mail.questioningdishtowel.info>May 8 09:15:29 postfix/smtpd[20436]: connect from unknown[173.224.218.62]
    May 8 09:15:29 postfix/smtpd[20436]: warning: 173.224.218.62: hostname unassigned.psychz.net verification failed: hostname nor servname provided, or not known
    May 8 09:15:29 postfix/postscreen[20433]: PASS OLD [173.224.218.62]:24386
    May 8 09:15:29 postfix/postscreen[20433]: CONNECT from [173.224.218.62]:24386
    May 8 09:15:26 postfix/master[19799]: daemon started – version 2.8.7, configuration /usr/local/etc/postfix
    May 8 09:15:26 postfix/postfix-script[19528]: starting the Postfix mail system</mail.questioningdishtowel.info>/harrycoin@n4comm.com/insidewallstreetreport@questioningdishtowel.info



  • Here's the answer to a likely question:

    $ ls -l /usr/local/etc/rc.d
    total 48
    -rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  560 Feb  6  2012 clamd
    -rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  269 Feb  7 22:17 cron.sh
    -rwxr-xr-x  1 havp  2000    449 Feb  6  2012 havp_avupdate
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  953 Sep  5  2012 nut
    -rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  534 May  8 09:09 nut.sh
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  950 Sep  5  2012 nut_upslog
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  845 Sep  5  2012 nut_upsmon
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  1177 Jun 10  2012 postfix
    -rw-r–r--  1 root  wheel  462 May  8 09:10 postfix.sh
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  618 Jun  7  2010 rsyncd
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  1452 Sep  5  2012 snmpd
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  814 Sep  5  2012 snmptrapd



  • Did you saved postfix config after upgrade?

    The startup script is postfix, postfix.sh is the default startup script from freebsd.



  • Thanks for the reply.  All I know for sure is I installed postfix through pfsense during the last release, and it worked well.  Then I did the normal 'upgrade' process through the pfsense configurator.  Then pfsense rebooted and the configurator displayed "reinstalling packages don't change anything via the GUI' for 12 hours.  All the services I had loaded but not postifix was there.  I rebooted.  Postfix was absent from the GUI services list.  I went to the packages under pfsense and there it said postfix was installed, so I 'reinstalled' it, and there were no errors in that process but postfix wasn't running.  So I reinstalled the xml, no reinstall errors and still not running.  Then I went to the services GUI screen and tried to start it there, and it started.    I rebooted and postfix didn't and still doesn't start.

    What should I do?  I need postfix to start by itself like all the other packages.



  • @hcoin:

    What should I do?   I need postfix to start by itself like all the other packages.

    try to chmod +x /usr/local/etc/rc.d/postfix.sh on default startup script.



  • chmod +x /usr/local/etc/rc.d/postfix.sh  did not work.  Tried

    chmod a+x /usr/local/etc/rc.d/postfix.sh

    $ ls -l /usr/local/etc/rc.d
    total 48
    -rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  560 Feb  6  2012 clamd
    -rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  269 Feb  7 22:17 cron.sh
    -rwxr-xr-x  1 havp  2000    449 Feb  6  2012 havp_avupdate
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  953 Sep  5  2012 nut
    -rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  534 May  8 17:36 nut.sh
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  950 Sep  5  2012 nut_upslog
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  845 Sep  5  2012 nut_upsmon
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  1177 Jun 10  2012 postfix
    -rw-r–r--  1 root  wheel  462 May  8 17:37 postfix.sh
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  618 Jun  7  2010 rsyncd
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  1452 Sep  5  2012 snmpd
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  814 Sep  5  2012 snmptrapd

    Waiting for 'bootup complete' beep sound...

    No joy.  Log:

    May 8 17:37:57 php: : filter_generate_address: is not a valid source port.
    May 8 17:37:57 php: : filter_generate_address: is not a valid source port.
    May 8 17:37:52 php: : Config sync not being done because of missing sync IP (normal on secondary systems).
    May 8 17:37:50 php: : The command '/usr/local/etc/rc.d/postfix.sh stop' returned exit code '1', the output was ''
    May 8 17:37:50 postfix/postfix-script[1661]: fatal: the Postfix mail system is not running
    May 8 17:37:50 php: : Stopping postfix
    May 8 17:37:49 php: : Writing rc_file
    May 8 17:37:47 php: : Writing out configuration
    May 8 17:37:47 php: : The command '/usr/local/sbin/postfix reload' returned exit code '1', the output was ''
    May 8 17:37:47 postfix/postfix-script[33823]: fatal: the Postfix mail system is not running
    May 8 17:37:47 syslogd: kernel boot file is /boot/kernel/kernel
    May 8 17:37:46 syslogd: exiting on signal 15
    May 8 17:37:46 check_reload_status: Syncing firewall
    May 8 17:37:45 php: : The command '/usr/local/etc/rc.d/postfix.sh stop' returned exit code '1', the output was ''
    May 8 17:37:45 postfix/postfix-script[29770]: fatal: the Postfix mail system is not running
    May 8 17:37:44 php: : Stopping postfix
    May 8 17:37:43 php: : Writing rc_file
    May 8 17:37:43 check_reload_status: Reloading filter
    May 8 17:37:41 sshlockout[23460]: sshlockout/webConfigurator v3.0 starting up
    May 8 17:37:41 login: login on ttyv0 as root
    May 8 17:37:40 php: : IPSEC: One or more IPsec tunnel endpoints has changed its IP. Refreshing.
    May 8 17:37:40 php: : Writing out configuration
    May 8 17:37:40 php: : The command '/usr/local/sbin/postfix reload' returned exit code '1', the output was ''
    May 8 17:37:40 postfix/postfix-script[20289]: fatal: the Postfix mail system is not running
    May 8 17:37:39 syslogd: kernel boot file is /boot/kernel/kernel
    May 8 17:37:39 syslogd: exiting on signal 15
    May 8 17:37:37 php: : The command '/usr/local/etc/rc.d/postfix.sh stop' returned exit code '126', the output was '/usr/local/etc/rc.d/postfix.sh: Permission denied'
    May 8 17:37:37 php: : The command '/usr/local/etc/rc.d/postfix.sh stop' returned exit code '1', the output was ''
    May 8 17:37:37 postfix/postfix-script[12810]: fatal: the Postfix mail system is not running
    May 8 17:37:37 php: : Stopping postfix
    May 8 17:37:37 php: : Stopping postfix
    May 8 17:37:36 php: : Writing rc_file
    May 8 17:37:36 php: : Writing rc_file
    May 8 17:37:34 php: : Writing out configuration
    May 8 17:37:34 php: : The command '/usr/local/sbin/postfix reload' returned exit code '1', the output was ''
    May 8 17:37:34 postfix/postfix-script[9899]: fatal: the Postfix mail system is not running
    May 8 17:37:33 syslogd: kernel boot file is /boot/kernel/kernel
    May 8 17:37:33 syslogd: exiting on signal 15
    May 8 17:37:33 check_reload_status: Syncing firewall
    May 8 17:37:31 php: : The command '/usr/local/etc/rc.d/postfix.sh stop' returned exit code '1', the output was ''
    May 8 17:37:31 postfix/postfix-script[3929]: fatal: the Postfix mail system is not running
    May 8 17:37:30 php: : Stopping postfix
    May 8 17:37:29 php: : Writing out configuration
    May 8 17:37:29 php: : The command '/usr/local/sbin/postfix reload' returned exit code '1', the output was ''
    May 8 17:37:29 postfix/postfix-script[1727]: fatal: the Postfix mail system is not running
    May 8 17:37:29 php: : Writing rc_file
    May 8 17:37:28 syslogd: kernel boot file is /boot/kernel/kernel
    May 8 17:37:27 syslogd: exiting on signal 15
    May 8 17:37:27 php: : Writing out configuration
    May 8 17:37:27 php: : The command '/usr/local/sbin/postfix reload' returned exit code '1', the output was ''
    May 8 17:37:27 postfix/postfix-script[60145]: fatal: the Postfix mail system is not running
    May 8 17:37:27 syslogd: kernel boot file is /boot/kernel/kernel
    May 8 17:37:26 syslogd: exiting on signal 15
    May 8 17:37:25 apinger: rrdtool respawning too fast, waiting 300s.
    May 8 17:37:25 apinger: Error while feeding rrdtool: Broken pipe
    May 8 17:37:24 php: : The command '/usr/local/etc/rc.d/postfix.sh stop' returned exit code '126', the output was '/usr/local/etc/rc.d/postfix.sh: Permission denied'
    May 8 17:37:24 php: : Stopping postfix
    May 8 17:37:23 php: : The command '/usr/local/etc/rc.d/postfix.sh stop' returned exit code '1', the output was ''
    May 8 17:37:23 postfix/postfix-script[54112]: fatal: the Postfix mail system is not running
    May 8 17:37:23 php: : Writing rc_file
    May 8 17:37:21 php: : Writing out configuration
    May 8 17:37:21 php: : Stopping postfix
    May 8 17:37:21 php: : The command '/usr/local/sbin/postfix reload' returned exit code '1', the output was ''
    May 8 17:37:21 postfix/postfix-script[50770]: fatal: the Postfix mail system is not running
    May 8 17:37:20 syslogd: kernel boot file is /boot/kernel/kernel
    May 8 17:37:20 syslogd: exiting on signal 15
    May 8 17:37:20 check_reload_status: Syncing firewall
    May 8 17:37:20 php: : Writing rc_file
    May 8 17:37:18 php: : The command '/usr/local/etc/rc.d/postfix.sh stop' returned exit code '1', the output was ''
    May 8 17:37:18 postfix/postfix-script[44808]: fatal: the Postfix mail system is not running
    May 8 17:37:17 php: : Stopping postfix
    May 8 17:37:16 php: : Writing out configuration
    May 8 17:37:16 php: : The command '/usr/local/sbin/postfix reload' returned exit code '1', the output was ''
    May 8 17:37:16 postfix/postfix-script[43180]: fatal: the Postfix mail system is not running
    May 8 17:37:16 php: : Writing rc_file
    May 8 17:37:15 syslogd: kernel boot file is /boot/kernel/kernel
    May 8 17:37:14 syslogd: exiting on signal 15
    May 8 17:37:14 php: : Writing out configuration
    May 8 17:37:14 php: : The command '/usr/local/sbin/postfix reload' returned exit code '1', the output was ''
    May 8 17:37:14 postfix/postfix-script[37088]: fatal: the Postfix mail system is not running
    May 8 17:37:14 syslogd: kernel boot file is /boot/kernel/kernel
    May 8 17:37:13 syslogd: exiting on signal 15
    May 8 17:37:11 php: : The command '/usr/local/etc/rc.d/postfix.sh stop' returned exit code '126', the output was '/usr/local/etc/rc.d/postfix.sh: Permission denied'
    May 8 17:37:11 php: : Stopping postfix
    May 8 17:37:10 php: : The command '/usr/local/etc/rc.d/postfix.sh stop' returned exit code '1', the output was ''
    May 8 17:37:10 postfix/postfix-script[31338]: fatal: the Postfix mail system is not running
    May 8 17:37:10 php: : Writing rc_file
    May 8 17:37:09 php: : Stopping postfix
    May 8 17:37:08 php: : Writing out configuration
    May 8 17:37:08 php: : The command '/usr/local/sbin/postfix reload' returned exit code '1', the output was ''
    May 8 17:37:08 postfix/postfix-script[28713]: fatal: the Postfix mail system is not running
    May 8 17:37:08 php: : Writing rc_file
    May 8 17:37:07 check_reload_status: Syncing firewall
    May 8 17:37:07 syslogd: kernel boot file is /boot/kernel/kernel
    May 8 17:37:07 syslogd: exiting on signal 15
    May 8 17:37:05 php: : The command '/usr/local/etc/rc.d/postfix.sh stop' returned exit code '1', the output was ''
    May 8 17:37:05 postfix/postfix-script[23705]: fatal: the Postfix mail system is not running
    May 8 17:37:04 php: : Stopping postfix
    May 8 17:37:03 php: : Writing out configuration
    May 8 17:37:03 php: : The command '/usr/local/sbin/postfix reload' returned exit code '1', the output was ''
    May 8 17:37:03 postfix/postfix-script[21024]: fatal: the Postfix mail system is not running
    May 8 17:37:03 php: : Writing rc_file
    May 8 17:37:01 syslogd: kernel boot file is /boot/kernel/kernel
    May 8 17:37:01 syslogd: exiting on signal 15
    May 8 17:37:01 php: : Writing out configuration
    May 8 17:37:01 php: : The command '/usr/local/sbin/postfix reload' returned exit code '1', the output was ''
    May 8 17:37:01 postfix/postfix-script[16259]: fatal: the Postfix mail system is not running
    May 8 17:37:00 syslogd: kernel boot file is /boot/kernel/kernel
    May 8 17:37:00 syslogd: exiting on signal 15
    May 8 17:36:56 php: : The command '/usr/local/etc/rc.d/postfix.sh stop' returned exit code '1', the output was ''
    May 8 17:36:56 postfix/postfix-script[11735]: fatal: the Postfix mail system is not running
    May 8 17:36:56 php: : Stopping postfix
    May 8 17:36:55 php: : Writing rc_file
    May 8 17:36:55 php: : No pfBlocker action during boot process.
    May 8 17:36:55 php: : No pfBlocker action during boot process.
    May 8 17:36:55 php: : No pfBlocker action during boot process.
    May 8 17:36:55 php: : No pfBlocker action during boot process.
    May 8 17:36:53 php: : Writing out configuration
    May 8 17:36:53 php: : The command '/usr/local/sbin/postfix reload' returned exit code '1', the output was ''
    May 8 17:36:53 postfix/postfix-script[8846]: fatal: the Postfix mail system is not running
    May 8 17:36:53 upsmon[5694]: Startup successful
    May 8 17:36:51 syslogd: kernel boot file is /boot/kernel/kernel
    May 8 17:36:51 syslogd: exiting on signal 15
    May 8 17:36:51 check_reload_status: Syncing firewall
    May 8 17:36:50 upsmon[8241]: upsmon parent: read
    May 8 17:36:50 upsmon[8241]: upsmon parent: read
    May 8 17:36:50 upsmon[8480]: Signal 15: exiting
    May 8 17:36:46 php: : No pfBlocker action during boot process.
    May 8 17:36:46 php: : Restarting/Starting all packages.



  • Something is resetting the execute permissions on /etc/rc.d/postfix.sh.  After the chmod I see

    $ ls -l /usr/local/etc/rc.d
    total 48
    -rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel   560 Feb  6  2012 clamd
    -rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel   269 Feb  7 22:17 cron.sh
    -rwxr-xr-x  1 havp  2000    449 Feb  6  2012 havp_avupdate
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel   953 Sep  5  2012 nut
    -rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel   534 May  8 17:36 nut.sh
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel   950 Sep  5  2012 nut_upslog
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel   845 Sep  5  2012 nut_upsmon
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  1177 Jun 10  2012 postfix
    -rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel   462 May  8 17:37 postfix.sh
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel   618 Jun  7  2010 rsyncd
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  1452 Sep  5  2012 snmpd
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel   814 Sep  5  2012 snmptrapd
    

    But after the reboot and nothing else….

    $ ls -l /usr/local/etc/rc.d
    total 48
    -rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel   560 Feb  6  2012 clamd
    -rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel   269 Feb  7 22:17 cron.sh
    -rwxr-xr-x  1 havp  2000    449 Feb  6  2012 havp_avupdate
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel   953 Sep  5  2012 nut
    -rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel   534 May  8 17:56 nut.sh
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel   950 Sep  5  2012 nut_upslog
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel   845 Sep  5  2012 nut_upsmon
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  1177 Jun 10  2012 postfix
    -rw-r--r--  1 root  wheel   462 May  8 17:56 postfix.sh
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel   618 Jun  7  2010 rsyncd
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  1452 Sep  5  2012 snmpd
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel   814 Sep  5  2012 snmptrapd
    


  • Can you check if postfix is enabled on config gui?

    I'm checking the code and it removes exec permission only when enable postfix is unselectd.



  • Not sure I'm answering what you asked precisely, but here's some data:

    System: Package Manager  / Available Packages – postfix does not appear
    System: Package Manager  / Installed Packages -- postfix appears
    Postfix Forwarder Services Package Info 2.8.7,1 pkg v.2.3.4_1

    Services: Postfix relay and antispam -- appears.   Full config gui present all populated with correct items and indeed fully operational handing email properly -- but only after choosing the 'start' button in the 'status/services' gui item 'postfix'.   Interestingly under 'description' of the postfix service it reports 'none available'.  Seems odd.  But it is running after manually starting.

    Backup / restore.   Here's the xml for the portion of the backup/packages mentioning postfix:

    - <package><name>Postfix Forwarder</name> <website>http://www.postfix.org/</website> 
    - 
    <category>Services</category>
     <pkginfolink>http://forum.pfsense.org/index.php/topic,40622.0.html</pkginfolink> 
    <config_file>http://www.pfsense.com/packages/config/postfix/postfix.xml</config_file> <depends_on_package_base_url>http://files.pfsense.org/packages/8/All/</depends_on_package_base_url> <depends_on_package>postfix-2.8.7,1.tbz</depends_on_package> 
    <depends_on_package>perl-5.12.4_3.tbz</depends_on_package> 
    <depends_on_package_pbi>postfix-2.9.4_2-i386.pbi</depends_on_package_pbi> 
    <version>2.8.7,1 pkg v.2.3.4_1</version> 
    <status>RC1</status> <required_version>2.0</required_version>
     <configurationfile>postfix.xml</configurationfile>
     <build_port_path>/usr/ports/mail/postfix</build_port_path>
    <build_options>WITH_PCRE=true;WITH_SPF=true;WITH_SASL2=true;WITH_TLS=true</build_options></package> 
    

    • <service><name>postfix</name> <rcfile>postfix.sh</rcfile> <executable>master</executable></service>


  • This option.




  • It was unchecked, though Postfix along with the rest of the box was running without change for a year, to include power cycles every few months.  It was certainly trading email just fine.   All worked normally preupgrade so the enable box must have been checked then.   Maybe the auto-upgrade of pfsense to the next pfsense release turned it off?   I wonder why the upgrade GUI hung on postfix?

    I've done a reboot to see if the box stays checked… and.... box stays checked.

    Anyhow, Thanks!  Seems to be working now.  Never would I have thought to see if upgrading disabled configured packages short of your hint!



  • The aforementioned box (now working) was a backup in a primary / secondary system.  I've now done the 'upgrade' operation in the primary and the 'reinstall gui' is once again hung complaining of 'reinstalling packages in the background'.  Here's some data:


    63159  ??  Ss    0:00.10 /usr/local/sbin/dhcpd -user dhcpd -group _dhcp -chroo
      25  v0  Is+    0:00.04 sh /etc/rc autoboot
      257  v0  I+    1:37.98 /usr/local/bin/php -f /etc/rc.bootup
    14085  v0  IN+    0:00.32 /bin/sh /var/db/rrd/updaterrd.sh
    20322  v0  I+    0:00.01 /bin/sh ./+INSTALL postfix-2.8.7,1 POST-INSTALL
    28607  v0  S+    0:00.05 /usr/sbin/tcpdump -s 256 -v -S -l -n -e -ttt -i pflog
    28821  v0  S+    0:00.05 logger -t pf -p local0.info
    35930  v0  I+    0:00.15 /usr/sbin/pkg_add -fv /tmp/apkg_postfix-2.8.7,1.tbz
    41620  v0  I+    0:00.00 /bin/sh ./+INSTALL postfix-2.8.7,1 POST-INSTALL
    44770  v0  IN+    0:00.00 sleep 60

    ...



  • And a few minutes later:


      159  ??  S      0:00.24 /usr/local/sbin/dnsmasq --local-ttl 1 --all-servers -
      252  ??  INs    0:25.10 /usr/local/sbin/check_reload_status
      254  ??  IN    0:00.00 check_reload_status: Monitoring daemon of check_reloa
      264  ??  Is    0:00.02 /sbin/devd
      431  ??  SNs    0:00.19 /usr/local/bin/ntpd -g -c /var/etc/ntpd.conf
    2529  ??  SNs    0:00.03 /usr/sbin/cron -s
    6839  ??  SN    0:00.03 smtp -t unix -u
    7168  ??  IN    0:00.02 bounce -z -n defer -t unix -u
    8601  ??  SN    0:00.70 /usr/local/bin/php -f /etc/rc.newipsecdns
    9432  ??  Is    0:00.00 /usr/sbin/sshd
    11306  ??  Ss    0:00.02 /usr/sbin/hostapd -B /var/etc/hostapd_ath0_wlan0.conf
    16321  ??  Ss    0:00.04 /usr/local/sbin/miniupnpd -f /var/etc/miniupnpd.conf
    19652  ??  I      0:00.02 rrdtool -
    24038  ??  SNs    0:00.03 postscreen -l -n 127.0.0.1:25 -t inet -u -o user=post
    24228  ??  IN    0:00.02 dnsblog -z -t unix -u
    24342  ??  IN    0:00.02 tlsmgr -l -t unix -u
    24428  ??  SN    0:00.06 smtpd -t pass -u -o stress=
    24660  ??  SN    0:00.02 trivial-rewrite -n rewrite -t unix -u
    25279  ??  Ss    0:00.20 /usr/local/sbin/openvpn --config /var/etc/openvpn/cli
    27684  ??  SNs    0:00.10 /usr/local/libexec/postfix/master
    27831  ??  Ss    0:00.02 /usr/local/sbin/openvpn --config /var/etc/openvpn/ser
    29918  ??  S      0:29.49 /usr/local/freeswitch/bin/./freeswitch -nc
    33505  ??  SNs    0:01.50 /usr/sbin/syslogd -s -c -c -l /var/dhcpd/var/run/log
    33542  ??  Ss    0:00.29 /usr/local/sbin/apinger -c /var/etc/apinger.conf
    42179  ??  SNs    0:00.36 /usr/local/libexec/nut/apcsmart -a gate1backups
    43263  ??  SNs    0:00.06 /usr/local/sbin/upsd
    43515  ??  INs    0:00.01 /usr/local/sbin/upsmon gate1backups@localhost
    43566  ??  SN    0:00.07 /usr/local/sbin/upsmon gate1backups@localhost
    47371  ??  S      0:15.92 /usr/local/sbin/lighttpd -f /var/etc/lighty-webConfig
    47517  ??  Is    0:00.18 /usr/local/bin/php
    48386  ??  Is    0:00.18 /usr/local/bin/php
    52292  ??  I      0:00.42 /usr/local/bin/php
    52328  ??  SN    0:00.02 cleanup -z -t unix -u
    52404  ??  S      0:04.94 /usr/local/bin/php
    52539  ??  SN    0:00.02 bounce -z -t unix -u
    53363  ??  R      0:00.01 ps ax
    54225  ??  IN    0:00.02 pickup -l -t fifo -u
    54264  ??  SN    0:00.04 qmgr -l -t fifo -u
    58353  ??  SN    0:00.02 anvil -l -t unix -u
    63159  ??  Ss    0:00.27 /usr/local/sbin/dhcpd -user dhcpd -group _dhcp -chroo
      25  v0  Is+    0:00.04 sh /etc/rc autoboot
      257  v0  I+    1:37.98 /usr/local/bin/php -f /etc/rc.bootup
    14085  v0  SN+    0:00.97 /bin/sh /var/db/rrd/updaterrd.sh
    20322  v0  I+    0:00.01 /bin/sh ./+INSTALL postfix-2.8.7,1 POST-INSTALL
    28607  v0  S+    0:00.11 /usr/sbin/tcpdump -s 256 -v -S -l -n -e -ttt -i pflog
    28821  v0  S+    0:00.12 logger -t pf -p local0.info
    35930  v0  I+    0:00.15 /usr/sbin/pkg_add -fv /tmp/apkg_postfix-2.8.7,1.tbz
    41620  v0  I+    0:00.00 /bin/sh ./+INSTALL postfix-2.8.7,1 POST-INSTALL
    52298  v0  SN+    0:00.00 sleep 60

    I can hold it here, and not reboot if there is any diagnostic info you'd like?



  • I have seen this before on the upgrade what other packages do you have installed?



  • on the system I just got working (check the box fix): arping, cron, notes, nut, pfblocker, postfix forwarder.  services running include those plus miniupnpd, dhcpd and dnsmasq and openvpn.

    On the one still hung during upgrade:

    cron The cron utility is used to manage commands on a schedule.
    Running
    [Restart Service] [Stop Service]
    dhcpd DHCP Service
    Running
    [Restart Service] [Stop Service]
    dnsmasq DNS Forwarder
    Running
    [Restart Service] [Stop Service]
    miniupnpd UPnP Service
    Running
    [Restart Service] [Stop Service]
    ntpd NTP clock sync
    Running
    [Restart Service] [Stop Service]
    nut Network UPS Tools
    Running
    [Restart Service] [Stop Service]
    openvpn OpenVPN client: Mama Bosso VPN Site-Site
    Running
    [Restart Service] [Stop Service]
    openvpn OpenVPN server: QF Tunnel
    Running
    [Restart Service] [Stop Service]
    snort Snort is the most widely deployed IDS/IPS technology worldwide.
    Stopped
    [Start Service]
    tftp

    and it's still waiting on the postfix install processes, they appear to be hung.

    All packages install as normal except for postfix.  The one system is still hung though I have access to the GUI.  Any live diagnostic info you'd like before I reboot?

    May 9 14:53:39 syslogd: kernel boot file is /boot/kernel/kernel
    May 9 14:53:39 syslogd: exiting on signal 15
    May 9 14:53:38 check_reload_status: Syncing firewall
    May 9 13:39:30 SnortStartup[63836]: Snort START For netbs(12157_xl1)…
    May 9 13:39:30 snort[63737]: FATAL ERROR: /usr/local/etc/snort/snort_12157_xl1/rules/snort.rules(571) Please enable the HTTP Inspect preprocessor before using the http content modifiers
    May 9 13:39:30 snort[63737]: FATAL ERROR: /usr/local/etc/snort/snort_12157_xl1/rules/snort.rules(571) Please enable the HTTP Inspect preprocessor before using the http content modifiers
    May 9 13:39:27 SnortStartup[62411]: Snort START For mediacom(22941_xl0)…
    May 9 13:39:27 snort[62194]: FATAL ERROR: /usr/local/etc/snort/snort_22941_xl0/rules/snort.rules(571) Please enable the HTTP Inspect preprocessor before using the http content modifiers
    May 9 13:39:27 snort[62194]: FATAL ERROR: /usr/local/etc/snort/snort_22941_xl0/rules/snort.rules(571) Please enable the HTTP Inspect preprocessor before using the http content modifiers
    May 9 13:39:23 php: : The command '/usr/local/etc/rc.d/snort.sh stop' returned exit code '1', the output was ''
    May 9 13:39:21 SnortStartup[52738]: Snort STOP For netbs(12157_xl1)…
    May 9 13:39:19 SnortStartup[51918]: Snort STOP For mediacom(22941_xl0)…
    May 9 13:39:08 php: : Checking for and disabling any rules dependent upon disabled preprocessors for NETBS...
    May 9 13:38:45 kernel: s...
    May 9 13:38:42 kernel: for package installation...
    May 9 13:38:42 kernel: .
    May 9 13:38:34 php: : Beginning package installation for Postfix Forwarder.
    May 9 13:38:27 check_reload_status: Syncing firewall
    May 9 13:38:18 php: : Checking for and disabling any rules dependent upon disabled preprocessors for MEDIACOM...
    May 9 13:37:54 php: : Beginning package installation for TFTP.
    May 9 13:37:50 check_reload_status: Syncing firewall
    May 9 13:37:48 upsd[43263]: User monuser@127.0.0.1 logged into UPS [gate1backups]
    May 9 13:37:46 upsmon[43515]: Startup successful
    May 9 13:37:46 upsd[43263]: Startup successful
    May 9 13:37:45 upsd[42451]: Connected to UPS [gate1backups]: apcsmart-gate1backups
    May 9 13:37:45 upsd[42451]: listening on 127.0.0.1 port 3493
    May 9 13:37:45 upsd[42451]: listening on ::1 port 3493
    May 9 13:37:44 apcsmart[42179]: Startup successful
    May 9 13:37:38 check_reload_status: Syncing firewall
    May 9 13:37:34 php: : No pfBlocker action during boot process.
    May 9 13:37:34 php: : No pfBlocker action during boot process.
    May 9 13:37:32 kernel: package instructions…done.
    May 9 13:37:31 kernel: Package XML... done.
    May 9 13:37:31 kernel: >Cleaning up... Beginning package installation for arping...
    May 9 13:37:30 kernel: .
    May 9 13:37:30 kernel: .
    May 9 13:37:30 kernel: structions...
    May 9 13:37:25 php: : Beginning package installation for pfBlocker.
    May 9 13:37:22 php: : No pfBlocker action during boot process.
    May 9 13:37:19 check_reload_status: Syncing firewall
    May 9 13:37:11 php: : Postfix setup completed
    May 9 13:37:06 check_reload_status: Syncing firewall
    May 9 13:37:04 kernel: done.
    May 9 13:37:03 php: : Reloading/starting postfix
    May 9 13:37:02 php: : Writing rc_file
    May 9 13:37:00 php: : Beginning package installation for Notes.
    May 9 13:37:00 php: : Writing out configuration
    May 9 13:36:56 check_reload_status: Syncing firewall
    May 9 13:36:42 syslogd: kernel boot file is /boot/kernel/kernel
    May 9 13:36:39 syslogd: exiting on signal 15
    May 9 13:36:39 php: : Beginning package installation for OpenVPN tap Bridging Fix.
    May 9 13:36:31 check_reload_status: Syncing firewall
    May 9 13:36:28 php: : XML error: Not well-formed (invalid token) at line 1 in /usr/local/pkg/
    May 9 13:36:22 apinger: rrdtool respawning too fast, waiting 300s.
    May 9 13:36:22 apinger: Error while feeding rrdtool: Broken pipe
    May 9 13:36:21 php: : Message sent to room_qf_systems_status@quietfountain.com OK
    May 9 13:36:20 php: : Postfix setup completed
    May 9 13:36:20 postfix/postfix-script[11930]: fatal: the Postfix mail system is not running
    May 9 13:36:18 php: : Message sent to room_qf_systems_status@quietfountain.com OK
    May 9 13:36:17 php: : Could not send the message to room_qf_systems_status@quietfountain.com – Error: it was not possible to read line from the SMTP server: data access time out
    May 9 13:36:16 check_reload_status: Syncing firewall
    May 9 13:36:13 php: : Reloading/starting postfix
    May 9 13:36:12 php: : Writing rc_file
    May 9 13:36:10 php: : Writing out configuration
    May 9 13:36:10 php: : The command '/usr/local/sbin/postfix reload' returned exit code '1', the output was ''
    May 9 13:36:10 postfix/postfix-script[7778]: fatal: the Postfix mail system is not running
    May 9 13:36:07 syslogd: kernel boot file is /boot/kernel/kernel
    May 9 13:36:07 syslogd: exiting on signal 15
    May 9 13:36:02 check_reload_status: Syncing firewall
    May 9 13:35:48 miniupnpd[16321]: Listening for NAT-PMP traffic on port 5351
    May 9 13:35:48 miniupnpd[16321]: Listening for NAT-PMP traffic on port 5351
    May 9 13:35:48 miniupnpd[16321]: HTTP listening on port 2189
    May 9 13:35:48 miniupnpd[16321]: HTTP listening on port 2189
    May 9 13:35:48 php: : miniupnpd: Starting service on interface: opt3, opt4
    May 9 13:35:48 php: : Creating rrd update script
    May 9 13:35:44 check_reload_status: Restarting ipsec tunnels
    May 9 13:35:42 php: : No pfBlocker action during boot process.
    May 9 13:35:42 php: : No pfBlocker action during boot process.
    May 9 13:35:42 php: : No pfBlocker action during boot process.
    May 9 13:35:42 php: : No pfBlocker action during boot process.
    May 9 13:35:41 php: : filter_generate_address: is not a valid source port.
    May 9 13:35:41 php: : filter_generate_address: is not a valid source port.
    May 9 13:35:38 php: : filter_generate_address: is not a valid source port.
    May 9 13:35:38 php: : filter_generate_address: is not a valid source port.
    May 9 13:35:34 php: : XML error: Not well-formed (invalid token) at line 1 in /usr/local/pkg/
    May 9 13:35:34 php: : XML error: Not well-formed (invalid token) at line 1 in /usr/local/pkg/
    May 9 13:35:33 php: : Message sent to room_qf_systems_status@quietfountain.com OK
    May 9 13:35:32 php: : Restarting/Starting all packages.
    May 9 13:35:31 php: : pfSense package system has detected an ip change -> 192.168.55.6 … Restarting packages.
    May 9 13:35:31 ntpdate[60859]: step time server 216.171.120.36 offset 0.988073 sec
    May 9 13:35:30 dnsmasq[159]: read /etc/hosts - 55 addresses
    May 9 13:35:30 dnsmasq[159]: using nameserver 192.168.50.1#53 for domain XXXXXX.com
    May 9 13:35:30 dnsmasq[159]: ignoring nameserver 127.0.0.1 - local interface
    May 9 13:35:30 dnsmasq[159]: ignoring nameserver 127.0.0.1 - local interface
    May 9 13:35:30 dnsmasq[159]: using nameserver XXXXX0#53
    May 9 13:35:30 dnsmasq[159]: using nameserver xXXXXX3#53
    May 9 13:35:30 dnsmasq[159]: using nameserver 8.8.8.8#53
    May 9 13:35:30 dnsmasq[159]: using nameserver 8.8.4.4#53
    May 9 13:35:30 dnsmasq[159]: reading /etc/resolv.conf
    May 9 13:35:30 dnsmasq[159]: using nameserver 192.168.50.1#53 for domain mamabosso.com
    May 9 13:35:30 dnsmasq[159]: compile time options: IPv6 GNU-getopt no-DBus i18n IDN DHCP DHCPv6 no-Lua TFTP no-conntrack
    May 9 13:35:30 dnsmasq[159]: started, version 2.65 cachesize 10000
    May 9 13:35:30 check_reload_status: Updating all dyndns
    May 9 13:35:30 dhcpd: For info, please visit https://www.isc.org/software/dhcp/
    May 9 13:35:30 dhcpd: All rights reserved.
    May 9 13:35:30 dhcpd: Copyright 2004-2012 Internet Systems Consortium.
    May 9 13:35:30 dhcpd: Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Server 4.2.4-P2
    May 9 13:35:27 php: : rc.newwanip: on (IP address: 192.168.55.6) (interface: ) (real interface: ovpnc3).
    May 9 13:35:27 php: : rc.newwanip: Informational is starting ovpnc3.
    May 9 13:35:27 php: : Gateways status could not be determined, considering all as up/active.
    May 9 13:35:26 check_reload_status: Starting packages
    May 9 13:35:26 php: : pfSense package system has detected an ip change -> 192.168.24.1 … Restarting packages.
    May 9 13:35:26 php: : ROUTING: setting default route to 97.64.213.193
    May 9 13:35:23 check_reload_status: rc.newwanip starting ovpnc3
    May 9 13:35:23 kernel: ovpnc3: link state changed to UP
    May 9 13:35:22 check_reload_status: Reloading filter
    May 9 13:35:22 apinger: Starting Alarm Pinger, apinger(33542)
    May 9 13:35:22 php: : rc.newwanip: on (IP address: 192.168.24.1) (interface: ) (real interface: ovpns1).
    May 9 13:35:22 php: : rc.newwanip: Informational is starting ovpns1.
    May 9 13:35:21 php: : Removing static route for monitor 8.8.8.8 and adding a new route through 97.64.213.193
    May 9 13:35:21 php: : filter_generate_address: is not a valid source port.
    May 9 13:35:20 php: : filter_generate_address: is not a valid source port.
    May 9 13:35:18 kernel: pflog0: promiscuous mode enabled
    May 9 13:35:18 kernel: Trying to mount root from ufs:/dev/ad0s1a
    ....



  • Try this.

    Go into package manager and uninstall:
    nut, pfblocker, postfix forwarder.

    Go to the command line and type pkg_info

    Look at the installed packages and make sure none of them are showing installed also make sure none of them show older versions installed.

    If any of them are type pkg_delete -f "package name"

    Reboot the box

    Then go into package manager and install.

    postfix first and make sure that you check the check box to run postfix as well as save the configuration.  It should still be there as it was before.

    Reboot the box and make sure postfix starts.

    Then install the other two packages and you should be good to go.



  • Love to, but as 'the packages are reinstalling in the background' the package manager won't display them.  When I navigate to the package manager, it tells me to wait until the re-installation, which will never finish, finishes.

    If I reboot I think I can do as you suggest.  Should I reboot then try?



  • Yes



  • I removed as indicated. After removal, of interest pkg_info included:

    postfix-current-2.9.20120102,4 A secure alternative to widely-used Sendmail

    There were no references to pfblocker or nut.  I removed the above, the package manager having already removed others noted.

    I followed the directions indicated above, all appears to be working.    What a ride!

    What could I have done to have avoided this prize?  What went wrong?

    And, mostly, thanks!   :D



  • This -> postfix-current-2.9.20120102 was your problem.

    For some reason the old package did not completely uninstall.  I have had this problem a few times.

    On an upgrade I usually uninstall the packages and then do the upgrade and then manually reinstall the packages through the gui after the upgrade has finnished.  Also I always check from the command line to make sure the package has unistalled properly.



  • That's correct.  On two different PF boxes running postfix, AFTER I removed postfix through the gui, the above reference to postfix remained in the pkg_info output.  I did a pkg_delete -f … on it, rebooted, reinstalled postfix, enabled it, rebooted.  postfix ran.  I added nut and pfblocker back as well.  Re-enabled pfblocker, started nut from the services screen.  Rebooted, -- all up and running normally on both boxes.



  • See my previous post as I changed it.

    Glad I could help.



  • Talk about belt-and-suspenders.  Makes me wish each package that was a vm guest that was its own iso/appliance.  As hard as the open source world tries to deal with 'dependency hell' it just never seems to work out of the workbench environment.



  • @hcoin:

    Talk about belt-and-suspenders.  Makes me wish each package that was a vm guest that was its own iso/appliance.  As hard as the open source world tries to deal with 'dependency hell' it just never seems to work out of the workbench environment.

    On 2.1 pbi packages will be much easier…

    I'm testing firmware upgrade on one of my 3 inbound smtp servers and I it's stuck on upgrade process.
    I found a mtree process that is "indexing" /usr dir with 60bg of dcc log from mailscanner package.
    For next 2 boxes upgrade I'll remove these folders before the update and remove all packages as well.


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