Easier way to keep your machine updated for Full Installations



  • I keep failing to post instructions on how full installation users can keep up to date with pfSense changes.

    This DOES NOT update FreeBSD but updates all pfSense base components such as the webConfigurator, etc.

    The process takes about 200 megs to store the CVS tree for really fast subsequent updates.

    To get started, go to a shell and type:

    cvs_sync.sh releng_1

    Sit back while your system is updated.    You can do this daily, weekly, etc to follow our development progress on your full installation.

    And NO, this does not work on embedded installs.



  • will it work to update the dev version from 0.96.2 to 1.0 beta 2 or higher ?



  • Is there any way to update FreeBSD via CVS? I remember somebody saying that you have to put some dirs to rw mode…

    Any thoughts?

    /jan



  • @jeroen234:

    will it work to update the dev version from 0.96.2 to 1.0 beta 2 or higher ?

    Yes, but keep in mind you are not getting FreeBSD changes.

    @JanZ:

    Is there any way to update FreeBSD via CVS? I remember somebody saying that you have to put some dirs to rw mode…
    Any thoughts?
    /jan

    Nope.  We only commit pfSense related files and helpers.  The base FreeBSD files are not in cvs and therefore do not get sync'd.  And since we do not have a compiler the standard way of keeping FreeBSD up to date will not work either.  You are at the mercy of our update system.



  • @sullrich:

    Nope.  We only commit pfSense related files and helpers.  The base FreeBSD files are not in cvs and therefore do not get sync'd.  And since we do not have a compiler the standard way of keeping FreeBSD up to date will not work either.  You are at the mercy of our update system.

    So, the only way is to download full install, install it and upload config file… Quite an issue, since I have all on VLANs and nothing on "physical" interface... is there a way to upload config from console via CD/DVD/floppy/USB key ? That would be quite usefull...

    /jan



  • Not uploading a config, but you can transfer a config to a msdos formatted removable device.



  • @sullrich:

    @jeroen234:

    will it work to update the dev version from 0.96.2 to 1.0 beta 2 or higher ?

    Yes, but keep in mind you are not getting FreeBSD changes.

    is this way i get this error ?





  • update_file.sh /usr/local/sbin/cvs_sync.sh and run again.



  • i dit that
    still got problems





  • mkdir -p /root/pfSense
    mkdir -p /root/pfSenseCO



  • dit that and
    mkdir -p /root/pfSense/CVSROOT

    still no luck in upgrading vfrom dev 0.96.2 to higher





  • Its hosed.  Download a new dev environment.



  • do i get this right you are telling that the one from 10 feb 2006 is broken ?

    can i use this one then ?
    http://www.pfsense.com/~sullrich/vmware_em1000_server_esx_edition/

    is only 90 mb the one from 10 feb 2006 was like 400 mb



  • Thats not a developers edition.



  • oke then i will wait untill there is a newer version then the one from 10 feb


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