Pfsense 2.7.0 & PfBlocker Upgrade

pfsense (pf) 2.7.0 release notes suggest that all modules be upgraded before upgrading to 2.7.0, but when trying to upgrade the pfblocker module, it states that a php upgrade is needed so upgrade pf first.

Has anyone upgraded 2.7.0 with pfblocker? Should pfblocker be removed prior to upgrading to 2.7.0?

Actually, this is not correct. All packages should be uninstalled. Here are their notes:

Due to major changes in PHP and base OS versions, there is a higher than usual chance that packages will interfere with the upgrade process.

To give an upgrade the best possible chance of going smoothly, uninstall all packages before starting the upgrade.

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Yeap, I see that. Thank you.

That is a lot of pfblocker reconfiguration. Is there a way to save and restore pfblocker configuration?

For those that are unaware as I was, uninstalling pfblockerng doesn’t remove the configuration information. I successfully removed pfblockerng on several pfsense 2.6.0, updated pfsense to 2.7.0, and reinstalled pfblockerng. All the settings, maxmind key, geoIP, etc were restored. Hope this helps.