[SOLVED] 2.2.2 -> 2.2.4 Packages installing in background all day



  • I upgraded from 2.2.2 to 2.2.4. After the reboot I got this nice pretty warning saying:

    Packages are currently being reinstalled in the background.
    Do not make changes in the GUI until this is complete.

    Ok cool, no biggie. 14 hours later that message is still showing. I've done a forced refresh in the browser to make sure it wasn't a caching issue.

    While I cannot view any packages under System -> Packages, I can see the menus for the two I had installed: Bind and pfBlockerNG. I'm seeing all the settings I had previously setup.

    The only issue I see is with one of the bind zones have a bad line (as seen in the logs), but the package is loaded and DNS queries are working.

    What should I do? I'm afraid to make any changes or reboot for fear of screwing something up.



  • It's best to remove any installed packages before upgrading and re-install afterwards.

    https://doc.pfsense.org/index.php/Upgrade_Guide

    One suggestion would be to build a separate, upgraded machine, restore your base config to that (without packages). Then install and configure Bind and pfBlocker and swap the machines over when you have a moment of agreed downtime.



  • Go to diagnostics, backup/restore and clear the package lock. Then go to system, packages and re-install any broken packages.



  • @muswellhillbilly:

    It's best to remove any installed packages before upgrading and re-install afterwards.

    https://doc.pfsense.org/index.php/Upgrade_Guide

    One suggestion would be to build a separate, upgraded machine, restore your base config to that (without packages). Then install and configure Bind and pfBlocker and swap the machines over when you have a moment of agreed downtime.

    Thank you for the link. I seemed to miss that bit. In the past the auto-upgrade 'just worked' and I wrongly assumed that'd be the case here given the upgrade was a low risk.

    @dotdash:

    Go to diagnostics, backup/restore and clear the package lock. Then go to system, packages and re-install any broken packages.

    This worked! Thank you.