Package Details: pi-hole-standalone 4.3.2-3

Git Clone URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/pi-hole-standalone.git (read-only)
Package Base: pi-hole-standalone
Description: The Pi-hole is an advertising-aware DNS/Web server. Arch alteration for standalone PC.
Upstream URL: https://github.com/pi-hole/pi-hole
Keywords: ad block pi-hole
Licenses: EUPL-1.1
Conflicts: pi-hole-server
Submitter: max.bra
Maintainer: max.bra
Last Packager: max.bra
Votes: 3
Popularity: 0.67
First Submitted: 2016-01-13 12:39
Last Updated: 2019-09-26 07:56

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max.bra commented on 2018-02-09 16:47

ArchLinux Pi-hole is not officially supported by Pi-hole project. In case of bugs and malfunctions please DO NOT file a report upstream.

First of all check if the wiki (https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Pi-hole) can help then ask here for assistance and tips.
When it will be excluded that the problem does not depend on ArchLinux we will file a bug upstream.

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marza commented on 2019-02-21 14:42

Hello, I've tried to get this package working, but I'm having some issues. The wiki entry seems to suggest that you need to configure a line in /etc/dnsmasq.conf, but I've never had dnsmasq on my machine. Looking up at the full version configuration, it mentions that Pi-hole-FTL provides it's own version of dnsmasq now, and will conflict with it. So here's what I've tried so far:

  • Following the wiki instructions for setting up everything except dnsmasq.

  • Openresolv is configured and updated to use 127.0.0.1 as name server.

  • enabling and starting pihole-FTL.service

This makes all lookups fail, and it doesn't seem like pihole is really doing anything.

An interesting fact is that running "pihole -a setdns 8.8.8.8" gives me this error:

[✗] Failed to restart pi-hole-ftl.service: Unit pi-hole-ftl.service not found.

(Yes I was running as root) But as mentioned above, I only have "pihole-FTL.service" and not "pi-hole-ftl.service" on my system. Is this a typo somewhere? And should I create /etc/dnsmasq.conf manually, or should that already be on my system?

max.bra commented on 2019-02-17 09:18

no it's not. description says "alteration".

erkexzcx commented on 2019-02-17 07:19

So basically "pi-hole standalone" is not even a thing in upstream? I am trying to update https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Pi-hole but I am not 100% confident about "pi-hole standalone" due lack of information on Arch Wiki.

max.bra commented on 2019-01-20 22:11

@pepper_chico sorry but i don't see the problem...

pepper_chico commented on 2019-01-20 21:21

@max.bra ah ok, many thanks for that explanation. I find it weird though that the wiki states the sky-hole usecase as the origin for pi-hole-standalone, since that usecase is about running it on the cloud, contrary to running it on the go on a laptop. It seems to me the server pkg is more proper for the cloud usecase.

max.bra commented on 2019-01-20 11:40

Hi pepper_chico, of course that the standalone version auto update the blocklist.

this package differs from the server for not having the web interface and an easier configuration since everything happens in localhost. the server version assumes a dedicated device in a LAN and if we talk about a laptop, by exiting the LAN, the advertising blocking service fails. the standalone version is designed to have on your laptop a light version of pihole that follows you and self-manages.

pepper_chico commented on 2019-01-19 23:02

The Wiki states "The Arch Linux Pi-hole Standalone variant is born from the need to use Pi-hole services in a mobile context". What does that mean? Specially the "mobile context" part.

I'm trying to understand how this differs from pi-hole-server package. From the "standalone" designation it looks like it's targeted to run and self-update (the blocklist at least)?

I wished a clear explanation of what it provides of different.

max.bra commented on 2018-02-09 16:47

ArchLinux Pi-hole is not officially supported by Pi-hole project. In case of bugs and malfunctions please DO NOT file a report upstream.

First of all check if the wiki (https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Pi-hole) can help then ask here for assistance and tips.
When it will be excluded that the problem does not depend on ArchLinux we will file a bug upstream.

flying-sheep commented on 2017-12-28 14:35

Hi, whenever I run this, I get:

/usr/bin/pihole: line 15: /opt/pihole/COL_TABLE: No such file or directory

and indeed, the first noncomment lines of /usr/bin/pihole are:

readonly PI_HOLE_SCRIPT_DIR="/opt/pihole" readonly wildcardlist="/etc/dnsmasq.d/03-pihole-wildcard.conf" readonly colfile="${PI_HOLE_SCRIPT_DIR}/COL_TABLE" source "${colfile}"

…while /opt/pihole/ only conteins: gravity.sh list.sh mimic_setupVars.conf.sh webpage.sh