How to install .txz package on pfSense

In order to install a .txz file on your pfSense:

  1. Download the file to your computer and scp it to your pfSense to /tmp, e.g.:
    scp pfSense-pkg-WireGuard-0.1.1_1.txz [email protected]:/tmp/
  2. Login as admin to your pfSense via SSH and press 8to go into the root shell:
    ssh [email protected]
  3. Go into /tmp and then run pkg install <.txz>. When prompted, confirm using y.
  4. cd /tmp
    pkg install pfSense-pkg-WireGuard-0.1.1_1.txz


You can install multiple packages at once using pkg install <1.txz> <2.txz> [...]. This is recommended if the packages belong together.p