Pi-hole update v3.3

      1 Comment on Pi-hole update v3.3

Hi Everyone!

Maybe some of you already heard about Pi-hole.
I’ve installed it quite some while now.
It’s super great software to remove those pesky ads on a network level.

All you need is a Raspberry PI which serves as your internal DNS server and it filters al the ads.
Websites will run faster and smoother.
When it’s in your network it can be used by all of your internal devices.
When you have a default installation of Raspbian Jessie installed just launch

curl -sSL https://install.pi-hole.net | bash

And follow the onscreen instructions.


So as I was saying, I’m running Pi-Hole quite some time now.
Updating the Pi-Hole was always a piece of cake.
SSH into your Pi-Hole and give the following command:

pihole -up

I’ve updated my Pi-Hole to version 3.3.
After the update my DNS service broke 🙁

Nothing to worry about. It’s because an outdated version of dnsmasq installed from your stock Rasbian Jessie installation. We can update it quite simple.
First, download te most recent versions of dnsmasq.

wget https://archive.raspberrypi.org/debian/pool/main/d/dnsmasq/dnsmasq-base_2.76-5+rpi1_armhf.deb
wget https://archive.raspberrypi.org/debian/pool/main/d/dnsmasq/dnsmasq_2.76-5+rpi1_all.deb

Check if we installed a requirement, needed to run the updated dnsmasq.

sudo apt-get install libnetfilter-conntrack3 libmnl0

install the dnsmasq packages.

sudo dpkg -i dnsmasq-base_2.76-5+rpi1_armhf.deb
sudo dpkg -i dnsmasq_2.76-5+rpi1_all.deb

After that we should get the following result when we use the command: “dnsmasq -v”
And our dns server is running again.


1 thought on “Pi-hole update v3.3

  1. Cissie’s

    Keep up the good work Nick,

    You are helping others with your blog and finds of solutions for network problems. So nice that someone takes the effort to share their knowledge and passion. I read on linked in that you’re struggling with english writing. I can recommend you the tool Grammaly. My daughter uses it in University all the time.

    Have fun and keep those blogs coming .
    Groeten Cissie and cuddles from the cats


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.