Package Re-installation after upgrade usually fails…



  • Just posted this in the Announcements section:

    @pppfsense:

    @cmb:

    https://blog.pfsense.org/?p=1833

    Thank you so much pfSense Team!

    I updated yesterday and the new version is working fine, the ONE recurrent issue that I believe the Team should look into, is the
    Package re-installation:

    Package re-installation has had issues in pretty much every single update I have done.
    Packages start to get re-installed but the process stops at one point or another.
    You have to check your package list as sometimes it deletes the package when the process dies in the middle (can we at least make sure we don't
    lose the package when something goes wrong in the update??).

    I end up having to either re-install all packages (Diagnostic-Backup/Restore-Reinstall Packages) or to re-install each individual package when
    the Reinstall Packages halts and never finishes going through all the package re-installs.

    Instead of having a 10 minute painless update, I had to spent a good while re-installing packages and 'hoping' they work…

    Can we please put some attention and effort to Package re-installation?

    Thanks again for a great product!
    J.


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    2.3 is moving to pkgng-based packages and things will work a LOT differently in that regard. Expect things to improve dramatically once we reach that point.



  • OK, but what do I do now that my Filer package is not installing? How can I force the install with GUI elements from the command line?


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    @Pistolero:

    OK, but what do I do now that my Filer package is not installing? How can I force the install with GUI elements from the command line?

    Start a new thread just for that issue.



  • @jimp:

    @Pistolero:

    OK, but what do I do now that my Filer package is not installing? How can I force the install with GUI elements from the command line?

    Start a new thread just for that issue.

    He already started a new thread: https://forum.pfsense.org/index.php?topic=97540.0
    and FILER package latest version install is broken.