Failed upgrade (console and GUI)

  • I'm attempting to update from 2.3.a.20151118.1629 to 2.3.a.20151119.0143.

     0) Logout (SSH only)                  9) pfTop
     1) Assign Interfaces                 10) Filter Logs
     2) Set interface(s) IP address       11) Restart webConfigurator
     3) Reset webConfigurator password    12) pfSense Developer Shell
     4) Reset to factory defaults         13) Update from console
     5) Reboot system                     14) Disable Secure Shell (sshd)
     6) Halt system                       15) Restore recent configuration
     7) Ping host                         16) Restart PHP-FPM
     8) Shell
    Enter an option: 13
    pkg: No packages installed
    pkg: No packages installed
    ERROR: It was not possible to identify which pfSense kernel is installed

    The GUI also states "ERROR: It was not possible to identify which pfSense kernel is installed".

  • Renato has just been doing some work to make upgrades work on nanoBSD.

    Are you on a full install or nanoBSD?

  • I'm on a full install and have just figured out the cause. Disabling the use of ramdisk for /tmp and /var has restored my ability to upgrade. Shall I open a bug report?

    Edit: I may not have rebooted after enabling ramdisk. I'm going to try it again.

  • How much space did you have allocated for /tmp and /var RAM disks?

    And perhaps comment on because that is the upgrade issue currently being worked - it is possible that it has had some impact on other upgrade scenarios.

  • 256MB each. Rebooting after enabling ramdisk did not have any effect, by the way, issue still exists regardless.

  • What's your total installed RAM? (is this bare metal or VM?)

  • 8GB on bare metal.

  • Netgate


    8GB on bare metal.

    Please file a bug.

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