pfSense update from 2.7.0 to 2.7.2 not appearing

At the time of writing this post the latest pfSense CE version is 2.72 but as you can see in the screenshoot it does not show ( for me it happened on more than 50% of the boxes i manage, 25+, which where upgraded before from 2.6.0 )

So we need to login CLI to start fixing:

  • do a config backup just in case
  • first option try option 13 in console menu, probably will fail with a message similar to this:

    ERROR: It was not possible to determine pfSense-upgrade remote version
  • back in console menu, select option 8 and enter this commands:
    • pkg-static upgrade (will fail probably withi below error)
      • if you ket an error saying something a kernel mismatch version run command pkg-static upgrade -f and click yes when asked to ignore
    • pkg-static set -v 0 pfSense-rc
    • pkg-static upgrade

The warnings at the end are for future investigations.