PfBlocker cannot be updated with nanobsd snapshot image updates!



  • pfBlocker does not get updated on its own with the nanobsd snapshot image update automagically. Instead, one has to release lock from Backup/Restore menu and then reinstall pfBlocker package again.

    PS: I tried to post this message using Firefox 23.0, but it kept on reporting "Your session timed out while posting. Please try to re-submit your message." It did not go through, then I tried to send a message using forum message option, it reported the same. See screenshot. Right now I am using Chrome Version 29.0.1547.57. Thanks!
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  • Banned

    What do you mean by "updated"? What "lock" are you "releasing"?

    P.S. Please, don't mix totally unrelated issues, such as the one with forum posting.



  • Hmmm.  Might it be a cookies issue or some other privacy setting in the browser?  This is a windows computer isn't it?

    Edit - (I'm referring only to the forum issue)



  • I am guessing the OP has to clear the package lock, because the download/install all packages after a snapshot upgrade fails and leaves the lock in place. Then install each of the packages 1-by-1 or try the "Reinstall all packages" option.
    To the OP: this seems to happen on lower memory nanoBSD systems. It happens to me a lot. If you are able to watch the console you are likely to see "killed: out of swap space" or some other issue getting internet up and access to the package server. What you are doing to clear the lock and install is the standard recovery procedure.



  • What do you mean by "updated"? What "lock" are you "releasing"?

    I meant, like Phil stated, the pfBlocker package does not get updated post NanoBSD image-updates.

    P.S. Please, don't mix totally unrelated issues, such as the one with forum posting.

    It is important to let the forum sysadmin know exactly how the forum software has been behaving with different browsers. So it is not a mix, but related.

    Hmmm.  Might it be a cookies issue or some other privacy setting in the browser?  This is a windows computer isn't it?

    I haven't used Windows OS since the last century if I remember correctly except while supporting clients. So my computers mostly are GNU/Linux or *BSD. However, the case discussed here is with a laptop running Ubuntu 12.04.3.

    I am guessing the OP has to clear the package lock, because the download/install all packages after a snapshot upgrade fails and leaves the lock in place. Then install each of the packages 1-by-1 or try the "Reinstall all packages" option.

    Prcisely, Phil.

    To the OP: this seems to happen on lower memory nanoBSD systems..

    Resource constraint does not apply to my case because my pfSense machine has 4GB memory and 2CPUs (3.2Mhzs), fyi.

    It happens to me a lot. If you are able to watch the console you are likely to see "killed: out of swap space" or some other issue getting internet up and access to the package server. What you are doing to clear the lock and install is the standard recovery procedure.

    To clear package lock I do:
    Step 1.  Diagnostics>>Backup/Restore>>Clear Package Log ("Reinstall Pacakges" in the same page does not seem to reinstall pfBlocker thout pfBlocker menu option still exists under Firewall tab), so:
    Step 2. System >> Packages>> Install pfBlocker

    It was behaving similarly with tinc package earlier before Jim made changes, fyi.


  • Banned

    @zenny:

    It was behaving similarly with tinc package earlier before Jim made changes, fyi.

    Never seen anything like this with pfblocker… BTW, the tinc thing is still broken here, requires additional reboot to "clear the lock".



  • Ubuntu 12.04 - Me too, on this station anyway.

    Strange.  I'm on firefox.

    I'm also behind a squid proxy.

    Haven't had any issues with Chrome either on this box.  (Not chromium?)

    Not sure what is causing the forum issue for you.


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