Package Details: pi-hole-standalone 4.3-1

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Package Base: pi-hole-standalone
Description: The Pi-hole is an advertising-aware DNS/Web server. Arch alteration for standalone PC.
Upstream URL:
Keywords: ad block pi-hole
Licenses: EUPL-1.1
Conflicts: pi-hole-server
Submitter: max.bra
Maintainer: max.bra
Last Packager: max.bra
Votes: 2
Popularity: 0.804405
First Submitted: 2016-01-13 12:39
Last Updated: 2019-05-19 07:58

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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 ( 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 2019-02-22 08:34

Thanks for the fix and updates, everything works flawlessly here :D

max.bra commented on 2019-02-21 22:09

@davvore33 yes dig!! updated w/o version bump. thanks for reporting.

davvore33 commented on 2019-02-21 21:56

this package depends on extra/bind-tools too, please update

max.bra commented on 2019-02-21 16:34

@marza ... and yes, you don't need :

$ pihole -a setdns serv_ip1, serv_ip2, ...

unless you need something other than google DNS servers.

max.bra commented on 2019-02-21 16:28

@marza you are perfectly right! thanks for reporting.

  • pi-hole-ftl.service solved, sorry
  • wiki updated

this package deserves more love!

marza commented on 2019-02-21 15:21

Update: Adding the dnsmasq.conf file manually with just the single "uncommented" line made everything work!

Except the setdns command, but I didn't really need it for anything but testing if it worked.

Now maybe the wiki entry should be updated to reflect that both versions use pihole-ftl and that the conf file might not be created automatically? And should it be made automatically (why not?), and if so, is this an upstream issue?

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 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" 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 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...