Fixing a Broken pkg Database¶
In rare edge cases it is possible for the pkg database in /var/db/pkg/ to 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.
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
Refresh the php.ini and 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 by using
pkg-static installas above:
/usr/sbin/pkg-static install -yf <additional-package> <another-additional-package>