Fixing a Broken pkg Database¶
In rare edge cases it is possible for the pkg database in
become corrupted. In the unlikely event this happens to a firewall, it can
usually be corrected by running a few commands to re-create the database.
Note that the following commands only account for the base system of a typical CE full installation.
Ensure that the package database directory exists:
/bin/mkdir -p /var/db/pkg/ /root/var/db/pkg/
Force an update of the package repository data:
/usr/sbin/pkg-static update -f
Force a reinstall of the pfSense base package and kernel:
/usr/sbin/pkg-static install -yf pkg pfSense pfSense-kernel-pfSense
php.iniand other files to ensure they are loading the correct modules:
If any additional packages were installed, reinstall them manually using the GUI
if possible, or using
pkg-static install -f as above.