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English Forums => 18.7 Legacy Series => Topic started by: franco on September 13, 2018, 02:09:13 pm

Title: 16.1 and 16.7 update sets have been removed
Post by: franco on September 13, 2018, 02:09:13 pm
Hi all,

We have 4 major releases out in the wild so we discontinue online update support for the 16.1 and 16.7 versions effective immediately.

If you are stuck on a 16.x system now please use an image to import your config and install a recent version, e.g.:

https://pkg.opnsense.org/releases/mirror/


Cheers,
Franco
Title: Re: 16.1 and 16.7 update sets have been removed
Post by: juliocbc on September 17, 2018, 09:14:23 pm
Hi Franco,

We've some remote installations, that unfortunately can't be done a full remote install, there is some other way to solve this?
Title: Re: 16.1 and 16.7 update sets have been removed
Post by: franco on September 18, 2018, 11:46:36 am
Hi Julio,

In general 2 years should suffice to update. What version are we talking about?

I still have the sets and could push them to a location you want so you can use the custom mirror option, but I'm not sure how easy custom mirrors are in 16.1 or 16.7 because the versions are quite old and we've added a lot of flexibility over the years because the firmware updates were not flexible enough.

All the more reason to keep them somewhat up to date.


Cheers,
Franco
Title: Re: 16.1 and 16.7 update sets have been removed
Post by: juliocbc on September 18, 2018, 12:29:07 pm
Hi Franco!

Our old versions are 16.7.

If you could send me link to download it, I'll appreciated that!

Thanks a lot!
Title: Re: 16.1 and 16.7 update sets have been removed
Post by: franco on September 18, 2018, 06:36:22 pm
I would prefer upload instructions, preferably sftp, as I don't know where to publish it without causing the mirrors to resync it which would work against the general idea of deprecating the use of older versions.


Cheers,
Franco
Title: Re: 16.1 and 16.7 update sets have been removed
Post by: Ricardo on September 18, 2018, 07:54:59 pm
I would prefer upload instructions, preferably sftp, as I don't know where to publish it without causing the mirrors to resync it which would work against the general idea of deprecating the use of older versions.


Cheers,
Franco

You should at least issue a warning (similar to a new release issued), when old versions will be deleted. Not in ad-hoc manner, like randomly after 18.7.3 is out. Would be preferred to push this info right into the face of users when they are e.g. at the download page. Currently neither the https://opnsense.org/download/ nor the on-device opnsense webgui / firmware update says anything about when the actual release should expire.

Take this as kind recommendation, to make the product more mature in terms of support predictability.
Title: Re: 16.1 and 16.7 update sets have been removed
Post by: franco on September 18, 2018, 09:00:14 pm
It's a notice, not a warning.


Cheers,
Franco
Title: Re: 16.1 and 16.7 update sets have been removed
Post by: juliocbc on September 18, 2018, 09:08:05 pm
I sent to e-mail by e-mail.

Thank you again!
Title: Re: 16.1 and 16.7 update sets have been removed
Post by: juliocbc on September 26, 2018, 01:52:36 pm
Solved!! The upgrade worked like a charm!

Thanks again Franco!

Title: Re: 16.1 and 16.7 update sets have been removed
Post by: franco on September 27, 2018, 12:55:26 pm
Hey Julio,

Great, thanks for the feedback!  :)


Cheers,
Franco
Title: Re: 16.1 and 16.7 update sets have been removed
Post by: Ricardo on November 27, 2018, 12:46:03 pm
Hey Julio,

Great, thanks for the feedback!  :)


Cheers,
Franco

The note regarding clear expiration dates would still be welcome addition in a well seen URL / location.
Title: Re: 16.1 and 16.7 update sets have been removed
Post by: franco on November 27, 2018, 08:37:06 pm
Note: Only the latest major version receives binary updates. The four latest major versions are kept on the mirrors. Updates performed within 2 years are the minimum requirement from our side to users.


Cheers,
Franco
Title: Re: 16.1 and 16.7 update sets have been removed
Post by: Ricardo on November 28, 2018, 08:47:19 am
Note: Only the latest major version receives binary updates. The four latest major versions are kept on the mirrors. Updates performed within 2 years are the minimum requirement from our side to users.


Cheers,
Franco
If you copy paste this post right under the downloads @https://opnsense.org/download/  I have reached my goal :-)
It would be a better place there, than in this hidden forum thread.