Lately there has been some conversations about update/upgrades within pfSense.
Today I discovered a good example. The pfSense GUI does not show any available updates under System > Package Manager.
However, when I connect to pfSense via SSH, and run ‘pkg upgrade’ I get this output…
All repositories are up to date.
Checking for upgrades (4 candidates): 100%
Processing candidates (4 candidates): 100%
The following 4 package(s) will be affected (of 0 checked):
Installed packages to be UPGRADED:
- bind-tools: 9.16.11 → 9.16.12 [pfSense]*
- unbound: 1.13.0_2 → 1.13.1 [pfSense]*
Installed packages to be REINSTALLED:
- pfSense-pkg-Avahi-2.1_1 [pfSense] (ABI changed: ‘freebsd:11:x86:64’ → ‘freebsd:12:x86:64’)*
- pfSense-pkg-Service_Watchdog-1.8.7_1 [pfSense] (ABI changed: ‘freebsd:11:x86:64’ → ‘freebsd:12:x86:64’)*
Number of packages to be upgraded: 2
Number of packages to be reinstalled: 2
I guess it’s good to check the GUI and the CLI?