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Retired => 2.3.3 Development Snapshots => Topic started by: pablot on February 15, 2017, 01:20:24 pm

Title: pfSense version numbers
Post by: pablot on February 15, 2017, 01:20:24 pm
Hi, sorry if this is somewhere else on the forum or on any documentation, but I have not been able to find it.

How do I understand versioning numbering in pfSense?

I have just read that 2.3.3 is around the corner, but I'm already using 2.3.4-DEVELOPMENT... but 2.3.4 is not on the redmine of pfSense, only 2.3.3 and 2.4.0 are there... so... I'm kind of lost...  :o
Title: Re: pfSense version numbers
Post by: JorgeOliveira on February 15, 2017, 02:46:29 pm
You are running 2.3.4 (RELENG_2_3 branch), while the RC version is 2.3.3 (RELENG_2_3_3)

You need to change repository to stable (System > Update > Update Settings) and re-run upgrade procedure (console option 13). It should "downgrade" to 2.3.3 and business as usual. ;)
Title: Re: pfSense version numbers
Post by: jimp on February 15, 2017, 03:56:08 pm
If you are running 2.3.4, then you are on "2.3.x snapshots" (RELENG_2_3), which is "whatever the latest development builds of 2.3.x are".

We branched 2.3.3 (RELENG_2_3_3) off from RELENG_2_3 and it's got its own separate images (of which the release images are being tested now).

If you want to end up on 2.3.3, you need to do as JorgeOliveira suggests.

Or, worst case scenario, back up the config and reinstall with a 2.3.3 release image when it comes out.
Title: Re: pfSense version numbers
Post by: pablot on February 15, 2017, 04:45:35 pm
Ok, but is 2.3.4 a real version ir just a dummy one and  only 2.3.3 is they real one?
 
Also, what happens if I just leave my upgrade settings as I have now?. Will I stop getting daily builds when 2.3.3 is finally released?
Title: Re: pfSense version numbers
Post by: kpa on February 15, 2017, 04:57:15 pm
Ok, but is 2.3.4 a real version ir just a dummy one and  only 2.3.3 is they real one?
 
Also, what happens if I just leave my upgrade settings as I have now?. Will I stop getting daily builds when 2.3.3 is finally released?

If you leave your system as it is you'll be tracking 2.3.4 development builds which is probably not what you want. The release of 2.3.3 will not make any difference because it is a separate version branch from the branch where the development of 2.3.4 is happening (the RELENG_2_3 branch as mentioned).
Title: Re: pfSense version numbers
Post by: NOYB on February 15, 2017, 05:31:34 pm
This may not be 100% complete or accurate.

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RELENG_2_3 ---|--- (aka 2.3.x development; currently x=4)
              |
               --- RELENG_2_3_2
              |
              |
               --- RELENG_2_3_3
              |
              |
               --- Future/Unknown (RELENG_2_3_4)
Title: Re: pfSense version numbers
Post by: pablot on February 15, 2017, 06:11:18 pm
Changed to STABLE and now I have a message that says "The system is on a later version than the official release."

Sorry guys, but I still cannot understand how the versioning scheme works...
how did I end on a version (2.3.4) that does not even exist?, or in other words where does 2.3.4 fits in this scenario?
Title: Re: pfSense version numbers
Post by: NOYB on February 15, 2017, 06:24:29 pm
Changed to STABLE and now I have a message that says "The system is on a later version than the official release."

Sorry guys, but I still cannot understand how the versioning scheme works...
how did I end on a version (2.3.4) that does not even exist?, or in other words where does 2.3.4 fits in this scenario?

2.3.4 is on the first line of the little diagram I drew.
RELENG_2_3 branch = 2.3.x development = currently 2.3.4
Title: Re: pfSense version numbers
Post by: RonpfS on February 15, 2017, 06:51:27 pm
Changed to STABLE and now I have a message that says "The system is on a later version than the official release."

Sorry guys, but I still cannot understand how the versioning scheme works...
how did I end on a version (2.3.4) that does not even exist?, or in other words where does 2.3.4 fits in this scenario?
Try Option 13 from the console. https://forum.pfsense.org/index.php?topic=125470.msg692930#msg692930
Title: Re: pfSense version numbers
Post by: kpa on February 15, 2017, 06:56:49 pm
Those funny looking identifiers RELENG_*_*_* are actually Git branches that you can view at Github. They are obviously borrowed from FreeBSD development that used the same kind of identifiers when they still used CVS as the revision control system. RELENG stands for "release engineering".

The "master" branch at github is the work towards version 2.4:

https://github.com/pfsense/pfsense/tree/master (https://github.com/pfsense/pfsense/tree/master)

The "mysterious" 2.3.4 version is from the RELENG_2_3 branch which is the work towards the next 2.3.* release 2.3.4:

https://github.com/pfsense/pfsense/tree/RELENG_2_3 (https://github.com/pfsense/pfsense/tree/RELENG_2_3)

The upcoming version 2.3.3 and its release candidates are from the RELENG_2_3_3 branch:

https://github.com/pfsense/pfsense/tree/RELENG_2_3_3 (https://github.com/pfsense/pfsense/tree/RELENG_2_3_3)

Note that all of the RELENG_2_3_N branches have been branched from RELENG_2_3 at some point and they form the "maintenance" branches for the matching release versions.

This development model is essentially the same that FreeBSD uses.
Title: Re: pfSense version numbers
Post by: pablot on February 15, 2017, 07:14:30 pm
ok guys, thanks for all the explanations.

I've switched to STABLE and tried both option 13 from console and tried to update from the GUI but it seems to be stucked on 2.3.4 and aborts upgrading from console and seems to work from the GUI, but it did not upgrade/downgrade any pkg and after rebooting it still happily shows 2.3.4-DEVELOPMENT.

Do I have a broken installation and have to reinstall from scratch?
Title: Re: pfSense version numbers
Post by: RonpfS on February 15, 2017, 07:19:31 pm
Post the update log from console or the one from WebGUI.
Title: Re: pfSense version numbers
Post by: pablot on February 15, 2017, 07:30:36 pm
From GUI:

Current Base System 2.3.4.a.20170215.0422
Latest Base System 2.3.3.r.20170215.0027


This is the output...

>>> Updating repositories metadata... 
Updating pfSense-core repository catalogue...
pfSense-core repository is up-to-date.
Updating pfSense repository catalogue...
pfSense repository is up-to-date.
All repositories are up-to-date.
>>> Unlocking package pfSense-kernel-pfSense... done.
>>> Downloading upgrade packages...
Updating pfSense-core repository catalogue...
pfSense-core repository is up-to-date.
Updating pfSense repository catalogue...
pfSense repository is up-to-date.
All repositories are up-to-date.
Checking for upgrades (5 candidates): ..... done
Processing candidates (5 candidates): . done
Checking integrity... done (0 conflicting)
Your packages are up to date.
Upgrade is complete.  Rebooting in 10 seconds.
>>> Locking package pfSense-kernel-pfSense... done.
Success


Seems to work but no pkg upgraded... and after rebooting, still shows 2.3.4-DEVELOPMENT



And from the console:

*** Welcome to pfSense 2.3.4-DEVELOPMENT (amd64 full-install) on pfSense ***

 FIBERTEL (wan)  -> vtnet1     -> v4/DHCP4: 190.192.36.210/24
 LAN (lan)       -> vtnet0     -> v4: 192.168.2.13/24
                                  v6: fd83:6d20:2ec5:732c::/64
 ARNET (opt1)    -> pppoe0     -> v4/PPPoE: 190.225.66.90/32

 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) PHP shell + pfSense tools
 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

>>> Upgrading necessary packages...
Updating pfSense-core repository catalogue...
pfSense-core repository is up-to-date.
Updating pfSense repository catalogue...
pfSense repository is up-to-date.
All repositories are up-to-date.
Checking for upgrades (5 candidates): ..

pfSense-kernel-pfSense-2.3.4.a.20170215.0422 is locked and may not be modified
Checking for upgrades (5 candidates)..... done
Processing candidates (5 candidates): . done
Checking integrity... done (0 conflicting)
Your packages are up to date.
>>> Removing unnecessary packages... done.
>>> Cleanup pkg cache... done.
*** Welcome to pfSense 2.3.4-DEVELOPMENT (amd64 full-install) on pfSense ***

 FIBERTEL (wan)  -> vtnet1     -> v4/DHCP4: 190.192.36.210/24
 LAN (lan)       -> vtnet0     -> v4: 192.168.2.13/24
                                  v6: fd83:6d20:2ec5:732c::/64
 ARNET (opt1)    -> pppoe0     -> v4/PPPoE: 190.225.66.90/32

 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) PHP shell + pfSense tools
 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:



Title: Re: pfSense version numbers
Post by: RonpfS on February 15, 2017, 07:41:13 pm
Seems you have updated already. Do you have the log for the first update to 2.3.4 ?
Maybe that will be fixed at some point, or reinstall.

To reinstall, better to disable packages, save the config & RRD data, save any other files (eg : Suricata SID Management Configuration Files), install 2.3.3RC, restore config, restore files, re-enable packages.
Title: Re: pfSense version numbers
Post by: pablot on February 15, 2017, 07:45:45 pm
ok, unfortunately I do not have other logs...

You mean that I've already updated to 2.3.3 but the wrong version is showing?
Title: Re: pfSense version numbers
Post by: RonpfS on February 15, 2017, 07:48:35 pm
Looks more that you updated to 2.3.4 for now. That's probably almost identical to 2.3.3RC.
Title: Re: pfSense version numbers
Post by: pablot on February 15, 2017, 07:59:29 pm
So, that brings me back to how I ended on 2.3.4.....  :o
ok, if I just "wait" for 2.3.4 this should be fixed by then or you recommed to backup, reinstall and restore ?
Title: Re: pfSense version numbers
Post by: NOYB on February 15, 2017, 08:03:20 pm
I'm not recommending this.  But if the system is not critical and you want to experiment.  You might gitsync it to RELENG_2_3_3.

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playback gitsync --minimal --diff --show-files --dry-run git://github.com/pfsense/pfsense.git RELENG_2_3_3
Remove the dry-run option when you want to actually apply the changes.

Oh that's option 12 on the console.  Also reboot after applying a gitsync.

Also note RELENG_2_3_3 went from RC to RELEASE this morning.
Title: Re: pfSense version numbers
Post by: pablot on February 15, 2017, 08:08:12 pm
 :-\ will try that when I feel brave enough!!!

Seriously, it's a VM (kvm) so, I can happily try that and restore from a backup if it fails!!!  8)

Thanks for your help and advice!

Title: Re: pfSense version numbers
Post by: NOYB on February 15, 2017, 08:08:57 pm
So, that brings me back to how I ended on 2.3.4.....  :o
ok, if I just "wait" for 2.3.4 this should be fixed by then or you recommed to backup, reinstall and restore ?

Because your updates were tracking RELENG_2_3.  Which previously was 2.3.3 Development.

When 2.3.3 went to RC.  A new branch for it, RELENG_2_3_3 was made from RELENG_2_3, and the RELENG_2_3 branch went to 2.3.4 development.

Since you where tracking RELENG_2_3 branch you went to 2.3.4 development along with it.

I don't think there is any reason to reinstall if your update setting is set to now track stable I don't think you'll get anymore updates from RELENG_2_3 (2.3.4 development).  Your just a few commits ahead of RELENG_2_3_3 (2.3.3 release).

If you want to get back from being ahead.  I think a gitsync would do it.  But I don't know for sure and thus am not making this a recommendation.
Title: Re: pfSense version numbers
Post by: NOYB on February 15, 2017, 09:30:31 pm
If you have VM snapshot form 2/10 (or before) it will probably be of 2.3.3.  You could go back to there and change the update setting to track stable.
Title: Re: pfSense version numbers
Post by: pablot on February 16, 2017, 06:07:14 am
If you have VM snapshot form 2/10 (or before) it will probably be of 2.3.3.  You could go back to there and change the update setting to track stable.

The oldest snapshot I have is from 2/10 so I will try that al see what happens.

Thanks again!
Title: Re: pfSense version numbers
Post by: pablot on February 16, 2017, 01:20:39 pm
Went back to 2/10 VM snapshop, switched to STABLE, upgraded from console and now I'm on 2.3.3-RC

Thanks!!!
Title: Re: pfSense version numbers
Post by: survive on March 01, 2017, 07:07:08 pm
Hi guys,

I had the same problem where I was running 2.3.4. I ran the gitsync command a from an earlier post & now the system reports 2.3.3 in the version box I still show:

Current Base System 2.3.4.a.20170227.0254

When I check for updates.

Is there a file I can edit to correct this?

-Will
Title: Re: pfSense version numbers
Post by: CiscoX on March 08, 2017, 03:08:24 pm
Hi,

I got this one today :)
Title: Re: pfSense version numbers
Post by: RonpfS on March 08, 2017, 03:11:25 pm
https://forum.pfsense.org/index.php?topic=126523.msg699285#msg699285
Title: Re: pfSense version numbers
Post by: CiscoX on March 08, 2017, 03:19:14 pm
https://forum.pfsense.org/index.php?topic=126523.msg699285#msg699285 (https://forum.pfsense.org/index.php?topic=126523.msg699285#msg699285)

Thank you very much :)