Additional packages

Hi, I will like to install some additional packages but pkg install doesn’t work. I can’t find any references for additional software installation in manual. Please help.


I just tried and looks like you should be able to install packages. You’ll need to drop to shell (option 8 on commandline) and use the command from there (I’m guessing you already are a head of me here).

I tried to install a package and did not face the issue you did:

  0) Logout                              7) Ping host
  1) Assign interfaces                   8) Shell
  2) Set interface IP address            9) pfTop
  3) Reset the root password            10) Firewall log
  4) Reset to factory defaults          11) Reload all services
  5) Power off system                   12) Update from console
  6) Reboot system                      13) Restore a backup

Enter an option: 8

root@OPNids:~ # pkg install
Usage: pkg install [-AfInFMqRUy] [-r reponame] [-Cgix] <pkg-name> ...

For more information see 'pkg help install'.
root@OPNids:~ # pkg install screen
Updating OPNsense repository catalogue...
OPNsense repository is up to date.
All repositories are up to date.
The following 1 package(s) will be affected (of 0 checked):

New packages to be INSTALLED:
        screen: 4.6.2

Number of packages to be installed: 1

488 KiB to be downloaded.

Proceed with this action? [y/N]:

It’ll be helpful if you can give screenshot of what you are trying to install and what error you are seeing.