Looking for a rule of thumb when it comes to updating Pfsense and the packages I have installed (not much). I was always told not to update packages unless its after a firmware update so always kind of just updated pfsense and then whatever packages got updated that was good for that update. I have suspicions this may be an older idea and may not be relevant anymore.
Example: My SG2100 at home is on Pfsense+ 21.02.2 and I have arpwatch avahi and openvpn export installed. Attached is a screenshot of the current versions of packages.