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IDProjectCategoryView StatusDate SubmittedLast Update
0001830PacketFenceupgradepublic2014-10-08 13:132014-12-22 20:06
Assigned Tolmunro 
PlatformLinuxOSDebianOS Version7 (Wheezy)
Product Version4.4.0 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0001830: Packetfence does not start after upgrade
DescriptionAfter upgrading from packetfence 4.3 to 4.4 via the inverse repository,
the following error message appears when

  /usr/local/pf/bin/pfcmd anyparameter

is executed:

Fatal error preventing configuration to load. Please review your configuration. Error: Sereal: Error in srl_decoder.c line 657 and char 1 of input: Bad Sereal header: Not a valid Sereal document. at /usr/share/perl5/Data/Serializer/ line 51. at /usr/local/pf/lib/pf/ line 394
Compilation failed in require at /usr/local/pf/bin/ line 84.
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at /usr/local/pf/bin/ line 84.


  apt-get --reinstall install packetfence

has been tried without success. Additionally,

  rm -fr /usr/local/pf/var/cache/*

has been executed as described in UPGRADE.asciidoc. The sereal Packages are installed:

# dpkg -l | grep sereal
ii libdata-serializer-sereal-perl 1.05-1 all Creates bridge between Data::Serializer and Sereal
ii libsereal-decoder-perl 3.001.003-1 amd64 fast, compact, powerful binary deserialization module
ii libsereal-encoder-perl 3.001.003-1 amd64 fast, compact, powerful binary serializationa module
Steps To ReproduceExecute

  /etc/init.d/packetfence restart

after the upgrade from Packetfence 4.3.0.
TagsNo tags attached.
fixed in git revision
fixed in mtn revision
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lmunro (administrator)
2014-10-08 13:18

pkill memcached and restart packetfence.
pfbug (reporter)
2014-10-08 16:43

Thanks a lot, that solved the problem. Perhaps this should be added to the postinstall script?
fdurand (administrator)
2014-12-22 20:06

Cache issue

- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2014-10-08 13:13 pfbug New Issue
2014-10-08 13:18 lmunro Note Added: 0003585
2014-10-08 13:18 lmunro Assigned To => lmunro
2014-10-08 13:18 lmunro Status new => assigned
2014-10-08 16:43 pfbug Note Added: 0003586
2014-12-22 20:06 fdurand Note Added: 0003630
2014-12-22 20:06 fdurand Status assigned => resolved
2014-12-22 20:06 fdurand Resolution open => fixed

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