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Offline nerothecat

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upgraded to ver 2.3.4 now unable to check for updates
« on: January 03, 2018, 11:02:29 am »
I upgraded via GUI from 2.3.x to 2.3.4. before the upgrade I was able to check for updates and update from the GUI. I can ping both updates.pfsense.org and pfsense.org. Tracert does resolve after several hops (10-12) to both sites. I am new to pfsense device.

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Re: upgraded to ver 2.3.4 now unable to check for updates
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2018, 11:58:48 am »
We are seeing the same thing on 2.3.4 p1

2.3.4-RELEASE-p1 (amd64)
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FreeBSD 10.3-RELEASE-p19

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Re: upgraded to ver 2.3.4 now unable to check for updates
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2018, 04:00:49 pm »
Same here

2.3.4-RELEASE (amd64)
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Re: upgraded to ver 2.3.4 now unable to check for updates
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2018, 11:09:50 pm »
Try this:

System > Update, Update Settings

Change the branch to Legacy 2.3.X

Click on System Update. Some things have to update in the background so if it still errors give is a sec and click it again. You should see 2.3.5_1 available. Upgrade to that.

When you are upgraded and restarted, go back to System > Update, Update Settings and change the branch to Latest stable version (2.4.X)

Go back to System Updates - same thing applies. Give it time and click it again after the pkg repo updates in the background.

You should see 2.4.2_1 available. Update to it.

There is sort of a cart-horse thing going on at 2.3.4 (And, I think, 2.3.4_1). This was fixed in 2.3.5_1 so getting there first enables you to go to 2.4.2_1.

If you absolutely MUST go from 2.3.4 to 2.4.2_1 in one step you can manually edit the file /etc/inc/pkg-utils.inc and change the calls to proc_open("/usr/sbin/pkg to proc_open("/usr/local/sbin/pkg-static . Don't come crying to me if you try that and screw it up.

If, for some reason, you want to stay at 2.3.X just leave the branch set at Legacy/stable 2.3.X. That will enable packages to be installed, etc.

I highly doubt 2.3.X will be updated past about October 2018. Almost certainly not into 2019 so upgrading to 2.4.X is pretty much necessary. A path toward that end should be charted.
« Last Edit: March 07, 2018, 11:52:21 am by Derelict »
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Re: upgraded to ver 2.3.4 now unable to check for updates
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2018, 07:07:11 am »
"You should see 2.4.3_1 available. Update to it."

2.4.3_1 is available?

I only see 2.4.3 development snapshots?
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Re: upgraded to ver 2.3.4 now unable to check for updates
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2018, 11:52:46 am »
Thanks. Sorry. 2.4.3 on the brain. Edited to correct to 2.4.2_1
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Re: upgraded to ver 2.3.4 now unable to check for updates
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2018, 11:58:26 am »
You're fired.

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Re: upgraded to ver 2.3.4 now unable to check for updates
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2018, 11:58:43 am »
Figured some kind of typo ;) hehehe
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