Bug #5260


2.3-ALPHA console option 13 upgrade hangs after installing the upgrade

Added by Phillip Davis over 8 years ago. Updated over 8 years ago.

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My test system is an APU using the 4GB nanoBSD serial image on an 8GB SD card.
I have done 2 upgrades so far. For the first one I had no serial console cable connected so was unable to see all that really happened.
For the upgrade I just did, I recorded all the serial console output.

It successfully:
1) Finds the things that need upgrading.
2) Downloads them
3) Reboots and starts the installation steps, which seem to complete fine.
4) Then:
External config loader 1.0 is now starting...
Launching the init 21 (sh), uid 0: exited on signal 11 (core dumped)

At that point it hangs - I left it for 30 minutes like that.

Power-cycle it and it boots fine with all the upgraded software, as far as I can see.


Actions #1

Updated by Chris Buechler over 8 years ago

  • Category set to Upgrade
  • Target version set to 2.3
  • Affected Version set to 2.3
Actions #2

Updated by Jim Thompson over 8 years ago

  • Assignee set to Renato Botelho
Actions #3

Updated by Renato Botelho over 8 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Feedback

I'm guessing the error happening because the version you were running before upgrade contained the old version of pfSense-upgrade script, that was not ready for nanobsd. Can you try to gitsync it, or at least copy current pfSense-upgrade script into it and upgrade it again?

Actions #4

Updated by Phillip Davis over 8 years ago

This is now somewhat out-of-date. Menu 13 - Upgrade from console - now does stuff to the other slice, get "Illegal number: -1", switches slices and reboots. I get whatever old version was on that other slice.
It might be better to close this, because the whole mechanism of the upgrade has changed since I logged this issue.
The "Illegal number" thing is forum - I will add to that thread with my the current symptoms.

Actions #5

Updated by Chris Buechler over 8 years ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Resolved

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