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 https://packages.pfsense.org. 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 packages.pfsense.org (126.96.36.199): 56 data bytes 64 bytes from 188.8.131.52: icmp_seq=0 ttl=51 time=119.926 ms 64 bytes from 184.108.40.206: icmp_seq=1 ttl=51 time=119.777 ms 64 bytes from 220.127.116.11: icmp_seq=2 ttl=51 time=119.032 ms --- packages.pfsense.org 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: https://github.com/pfsense/pfsense/pull/1359
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:
and put it all in red so it is obvious that something is not quite right.