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Re: Snapshots are back!
« Reply #15 on: March 27, 2012, 09:47:21 am »
Not sure on the time frame. We had been shooting for March but that isn't happening ;-)

Safe to say we want it out in advance of World IPv6 Launch - http://www.worldipv6launch.org/
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Re: Snapshots are back!
« Reply #16 on: March 27, 2012, 09:52:14 am »
Thx :)
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Re: Snapshots are back!
« Reply #17 on: March 27, 2012, 11:07:55 am »
jimp,

We already know that pfSense 2.1 is based on FreeBSD 8.3. This means that only a future pfSense 2.2 are likely to be based on FreeBSD 9.0?

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Re: Snapshots are back!
« Reply #18 on: March 27, 2012, 11:12:45 am »
We already know that pfSense 2.1 is based on FreeBSD 8.3. This means that only a future pfSense 2.2 are likely to be based on FreeBSD 9.0?

Correct. Though it may be 9.1 or whatever is out when we get there. There were far too many issues with 9 to allow us to release in a timely manner. Not all bad things, just things that changed that we'd have to account for. (one thing was that we would have needed to use 9-STABLE to resolve many issues, but that included the new CARP bits and pf which would have required major overhauls to happen). It's work that can be done, but it's work we'd prefer not to have to debug on top of IPv6 issues.
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Re: Snapshots are back!
« Reply #19 on: March 27, 2012, 11:37:34 am »
All right jimp! ;)

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Re: Snapshots are back!
« Reply #20 on: March 27, 2012, 02:29:04 pm »
Latest i386 run is up and it looks like the ova permissions and sha256 are up ok. Hopefully that's the last of the little random issues... :-)
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Re: Snapshots are back!
« Reply #21 on: March 28, 2012, 09:43:07 am »
JFYI, last night I downloaded pfSense-2.1-DEVELOPMENT-1g-i386-nanobsd-upgrade-20120327-1021.img.gz...it's now running happily on my net5501.

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Re: Snapshots are back!
« Reply #22 on: April 02, 2012, 02:52:17 pm »
Got to love when you update one thing there are 10 other things to fix. :p

One quick question, if you install one of the snapshots will there be the ability to update directly from the firewall? (It shows an update is available on the home screen and you can simply click the update button)

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Re: Snapshots are back!
« Reply #23 on: April 02, 2012, 02:54:45 pm »
yes, if you pick the update url for snapshots on your architecture, it will do auto update
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Re: Snapshots are back!
« Reply #24 on: April 02, 2012, 06:25:02 pm »
Thanks for the reply Jim!

Just realized after your reply that if you go into the firmware settings you can change an existing installation to use the snapshots if you wanted. I'm still running an RC build so I can update that box to release without having to reinstall it. :D

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Re: Snapshots are back!
« Reply #25 on: May 23, 2012, 04:20:46 pm »
Given how long updates take when a bunch of packages are installed, is there someone a log where one can see what changed between snapshots?

I mean, if there's e.g. a major bug in OpenVPN fixed, I should obviously upgrade, but if a typo in a description is changed, it's pointless, and if an automated build script creates a new snapshot, even though the developers were away for the weekend and nothing changed at all, then even less.

If not, what's the recommended interval for updating from one snapshot to the next? Obviously every single snapshot, and my firewall would be updating around the clock. But it's also pointless to test on an outdated build...

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Re: Snapshots are back!
« Reply #26 on: May 23, 2012, 04:23:49 pm »
Check commits at github and then decide to update or not.

https://github.com/bsdperimeter/pfsense/commits/master

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Re: Snapshots are back!
« Reply #27 on: May 23, 2012, 04:24:41 pm »
Recent commits and bug reports/changes/closes can be found here:
http://redmine.pfsense.org/activity

You can sort of judge based on the snapshot time what commits will be in it, but it's not an exact science.

As for the interval, whenever is convenient unless there is a bug fix you need.
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Re: Snapshots are back!
« Reply #28 on: May 27, 2012, 12:30:38 pm »
http://snapshots.pfsense.org still shows 8.3-RC1-i386 and 8.3-RC1-AMD64 as the FreeBSD version. That's now out of date since the RELENG release of FreeBSD 8.3.
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Re: Snapshots are back!
« Reply #29 on: May 27, 2012, 12:39:56 pm »
It very strange that 2.1 does not upgrade all packages. I had pkg_delete and pkg_add to get latest versions of packages.
Everytime I install lates snapshot using auto update It kills my postfix. I have to reinstall postfix and mailscanner to get it to work .