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Using the Package Manager¶
The Package Manager is used to install and maintain packages on a pfSense® firewall. Packages are listed with a Name, Category, Version, and a Description of what the package is or does.
A list of available packages with more information on each is available on the Package List page.
Installing New Packages¶
The Available Packages tab displays only those packages which are available to install on a given platform and pfSense software version. For example, a full install has all packages available, while a NanoBSD/embedded install only has packages which have been tested and known to work on that platform. Categories are displayed as additional sub-tabs to make browsing specific types of packages simpler.
To install a package, find it in the list and click Install at the end of its row. Then click Confirm to confirm the installation action.
During installation, the Package Installer tab will appear and the installation progress is displayed graphically along with a log of activity.
Manage Installed Packages¶
The Installed Packages tab lists packages which are currently present on the firewall. To remove a package, click at the end of its row. To reinstall a package, click .
If a package has an available upgrade, click , then click Confirm to confirm the installation action and upgrade it to the latest version