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Pi-hole on UC-CK 0.13.6
# Instructions for installing Pi-hole 4.2 on UniFi CloudKey Gen 1 (UC-CK) running firmware 0.13.6
# Pi-hole will need to be completely re-installed after every FW update or if CloudKey is reset to defaults.
# Verify UC-CK is running firmware v0.13.6 (or later) before installing Pi-hole. If not, do:
ubnt-systool fwupdate https://dl.ubnt.com/unifi/stage/cloudkey/firmware/UCK/UCK.mtk7623.v0.13.6.7ad551e.190225.0939.bin
# UC-CK firmware v0.13.6 downgrades UniFi Controller to 5.10.17. Upgrade to 5.10.19 with:
cd /tmp
wget https://dl.ubnt.com/unifi/5.10.19/unifi_sysvinit_all.deb
dpkg -i unifi_sysvinit_all.deb
# All following commands will executed with sudo
sudo -i
# Update local package lists
apt-get update
# Install dnsmasq
apt-get install dnsmasq
# Downgrade to a specific 'libsqlite3-0' so Pi-hole script can install 'sqlite3'
apt-get install libsqlite3-0=3.8.7.1-1+deb8u4
# Install back-ported version of 'ifupdown' so Pi-hole script can install 'resolvconf'
apt-get install ifupdown=0.8.13~bpo8+1
# See that port 53 already in use by 'systemd-resolved'
netstat -plnt | grep :53
#Turn off local 'systemd-resolved'
sudo systemctl stop systemd-resolved
sudo systemctl disable systemd-resolved.service
# Download Pi-hole installation script and run locally
cd /tmp
wget -O basic-install.sh https://install.pi-hole.net
bash basic-install.sh
# During install, select 'eth0' for adapter, otherwise use all defaults
# Following install, set Pi-hole admin password
pihole -a -p
# Test Pi-hole DNS resolution -- resulting IP address(es) should be valid
dig @127.0.0.1 ui.com
# Test Pi-hole blocking -- resulting IP address should be '0.0.0.0'
dig @127.0.0.1 googleadservices.com
# Change Pi-hole web admin interface to port 81 (port 80 already used by UC-CK GUI)
sed -ie 's/= 80/= 81/g' /etc/lighttpd/lighttpd.conf
#Restart Pi-hole web admin interface
/etc/init.d/lighttpd restart
# Show Pi-hole chronometer (CTRL + C to exit)
pihole -c
# Go to http://ip.addr.of.cloudkey:81/admin/ to configure additional settings.
# OPTIONAL: UC-CK also supports these instructions for running unbound so your UC-CK can be an all-around DNS solution:
# https://docs.pi-hole.net/guides/unbound/
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@christopherlister christopherlister commented Mar 4, 2019

This is great.

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@davidcomtois davidcomtois commented Mar 31, 2019

If you run into issues not being able to sudo apt-get update because backports is not longer found (and therefore, pi-hole install will fail). Try this: https://www.lucas-nussbaum.net/blog/?p=947

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@jeffnewbold jeffnewbold commented May 6, 2019

how-to up there no longer works as of 5/11/2019.

First noticeable fail is at this point:
Install back-ported version of 'ifupdown' so Pi-hole script can install 'resolvconf'
apt-get install ifupdown=0.8.13~bpo8+1

gets this error:
E: Version '0.8.13~bpo8+1' for 'ifupdown' was not found

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@slr01 slr01 commented May 16, 2019

The link that @davidcomtois posted goes to a post that explains what's going on. The TLDR is that Jessie was removed from the mirror network so you'll need to get the backport from archive.debian.org.
Add the following to /etc/apt/sources.list: deb http://archive.debian.org/debian jessie-backports main
Then: echo 'Acquire::Check-Valid-Until no;' > /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/99no-check-valid-until

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@Francismori7 Francismori7 commented Jul 29, 2019

Can't get this to work at all, just says -bash: pihole: command not found

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@emax810 emax810 commented Oct 7, 2019

how-to up there no longer works as of 5/11/2019.

First noticeable fail is at this point:
Install back-ported version of 'ifupdown' so Pi-hole script can install 'resolvconf'
apt-get install ifupdown=0.8.13~bpo8+1

gets this error:
E: Version '0.8.13~bpo8+1' for 'ifupdown' was not found

Same error :

> root@UniFi-CloudKey:/tmp# apt-get install ifupdown=0.8.13~bpo8+1
> Reading package lists... Done
> Building dependency tree       
> Reading state information... Done
> E: Version '0.8.13~bpo8+1' for 'ifupdown' was not found
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@MrGh0ST MrGh0ST commented Oct 31, 2019

For apt-get install ifupdown=0.8.13~bpo8+1, just add jessie-backports repositery with:

deb http://archive.debian.org/debian/ jessie-backports main in your sources.list and
Acquire::Check-Valid-Until false; in /etc/apt/apt.conf

run apt-get update

and retype apt-get install ifupdown=0.8.13~bpo8+1
Retry Pi-Hole install, and it will good :)

But disable the backports repo for newer update.

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@cloudycloud47 cloudycloud47 commented May 13, 2020

Time to revise these instructions.
PiHole V5.0 doesn't like Debian Jessie

This will help but it doesn't update the FTL
sudo apt install php-xml-parser
sudo apt install libapache2-mod-php5
https://discourse.pi-hole.net/t/php-error-updating-to-v5-0/31896/8

This is the result:
Pi-hole Version v5.0 Web Interface Version v5.0 FTL Version v4.3.1 (Update available!)

Dashboard doesn't show any graphs.
New Group Management menus generate JSON errors.

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@baraque baraque commented Jan 10, 2021

Successfully install Pi-hole in my CloudKey, here is a bit tweak, Thank you, OP!
https://gist.github.com/baraque/71eced2e5094c6a18e5ea99c243affed#gistcomment-3587747

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