Installed packages missing version numbers

  • When I go to System -> Packages, the "Installed Packages" tab is missing version numbers.

  • That means it cannot reach the package server - it tries to find the current version on the package server and compare it to the installed version.
    It could be made smarter - if the package server is not available then at least show the installed versions, and something indicate that there is no knowledge about if they are up-to-date.

  • I'm seeing the same thing here.. I can't install packages either.

    It's been happening for a while now, though it's not bothered me as I've not tried to install anything recently.

    Unable to communicate with Please verify DNS and interface configuration, and that pfSense has functional Internet connectivity.

    Checked the DNS resolution and general "can-my-firewall-get-to-the-domain".. aka, ping…

    Ping output:
    PING ( 56 data bytes
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=0 ttl=51 time=119.926 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=1 ttl=51 time=119.777 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=2 ttl=51 time=119.032 ms
    --- ping statistics ---
    3 packets transmitted, 3 packets received, 0.0% packet loss
    round-trip min/avg/max/stddev = 119.032/119.578/119.926/0.391 ms

    and that all seems to work.

    System firmware tab, Updater Settings also hangs for a long time too.

    Version	2.1.5-RELEASE (i386) 
    built on Mon Aug 25 07:44:26 EDT 2014 
    FreeBSD 8.3-RELEASE-p16

  • I made it smarter - see this pull request for 2.2:
    We will see if the project managers think this is a reasonable idea…

    Edit: Pull request has been committed, so in 2.2 when the package server cannot be reached the version column will display something like:

    Latest: N/A
    Installed: 4.5.6

    and put it all in red so it is obvious that something is not quite right.