Upgrade package reinstall timing with webGUI
After an upgrade has completed, the system reboots, sets up the base system stuff (and the webGUI is available). Then it starts reinstalling all packages.
Somewhere about this time, if I access the webGUI it can take me straight to the screen:
Package: All packages will be reinstalled. Please confirm the action.
or sometimes it starts showing me the output of the package reinstall that is in progress.
So there is some confusion/timing thing between the console-based package reinstall that is in progress and what happens on the webGUI.
Note that this happens as soon as the webGUI access attempt is made - no username password prompt - presumably it is using cached access token of some sort from prior to the reboot.
If I leave it for a while and try again then I get the usual login screen, then dashboard with warning:
Packages are currently being reinstalled in the background. Do not make changes in the GUI until this is complete.
and all is well.
This could be a bit disconcerting for new users who hit this doing upgrades. (I think it has behaved like this as long as I have been using pfSense - just wanted to report it, not a blocker issue!)
Just a add from me:
When I update via console I saw every package being updated. Finally when update is finished I login via web and get your second message.
I can wait for hours .. it won't go away. Only a second reboot "fixes" it ..
There seems to be some general issue in package reinstallation post-upgrade, it's one on my list to look at this week when time permits.