Installing Custom Package (v2.3)



  • Hi,

    Yes, I know this is at my own risk … ;)

    With v2.3 I have lost a couple packages I really want installed - and they exist in the standard FreeBSD packages (for 10.3-RELEASE). Trying to get it working here, but no joy so far. Is there an easy way to be able to do this (install a package from the FreeBSD repositories)?

    Thanks!





  • Thanks! FYI, I also found - if you change FreeBSD in /usr/local/etc/pkg/repos/pfSense.conf (no -> yes), you can install from FreeBSD repositories.



  • you can, but then you have the possibility of pulling in dependencies that overwrite certain pfsense packages.



  • Yes, agreed (and understood). Trying to get bandwidthd back, I use it quite a lot, and now it's gone ..  :(

    Thanks!



  • While we're about it, what does it take to pfSense-ify a FreeBSD package, making it suitable for v2.3?  upsmon/nut has gone missing, and I'm rather keen on getting it working again.


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    @ewhac:

    While we're about it, what does it take to pfSense-ify a FreeBSD package, making it suitable for v2.3?  upsmon/nut has gone missing, and I'm rather keen on getting it working again.

    See the sticky threads on the packages board. Lots of info about that there.

    At the OS level, the binary packages are the same (they just come from our pkg server), but it needs a new meta port to include the pfSense-specific files and any php files need converted to use bootstrap. NUT is one we intend to bring back ASAP, but we're still pretty busy with the post-release influx of issues/support.


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