About pihole updatechecker

Hello

root@johnywalker:/var/log# pihole -v
Pi-hole version is v4.3.2 (Latest: v4.3.2)
AdminLTE version is v4.3.2 (Latest: v4.3.2)
FTL version is v4.3.1 (Latest: v4.3.1)

more /etc/cron.d/pihole



Pi-hole: Grab local version and branch every 10 minutes
*/10 * * * * root PATH="$PATH:/usr/local/bin/" pihole updatechecker local > /var/log/see.log

Pi-hole: Grab remote version every 24 hours
35 18 * * * root PATH="$PATH:/usr/local/bin/" pihole updatechecker remote
@reboot root PATH="$PATH:/usr/local/bin/" pihole updatechecker remote reboot

i never understood “pihole updatechecker local/remote” ,although i read a lot of articles.

pihole updatechecker local read ;

root@johnywalker:/var/log# more /etc/pihole/localbranches
master master master
root@johnywalker:/var/log# more /etc/pihole/localversions
v4.3.2-0-ge41c4b5 v4.3.2-0-g38d8e77 v4.3.1

pihole updatechecker remote read ;

root@johnywalker:/var/log# more /etc/pihole/GitHubVersions
v4.3.2 v4.3.2 v4.3.1

  • i know above it.But What is happening these command in cron ?

i add pihole updatechecker local> /var/log/see.log ,but i can not see log .(This log file is empty).

  • if the cron checking for update, i did not took an information" out of date". ??

  • how do I know that all my configuration files are not going to github.every 10 minutes? is it safe ?

  • is it necessary cron ?

Thank you ver much for your help

Please help me

You can read the code. The function is called here:

And this is the script that runs.

Yes. If it were not necessary, it would not be included in the code.

jfb thank you.
can I ask one more question.
I am so sorry for my question.

*/10 * * * * root PATH="$PATH:/usr/local/bin/"  pihole updatechecker local

Pi-hole: Grab remote version every 24 hours
35 18 * * * root PATH="$PATH:/usr/local/bin/"  pihole updatechecker remote

But i can not understand two line.

  1. pihole update checker local tested my version ? is it true ?
    pihole updatechecker local read ;

root@johnywalker:/var/log# more /etc/pihole/localbranches
master master master
root@johnywalker:/var/log# more /etc/pihole/localversions
v4.3.2-0-ge41c4b5 v4.3.2-0-g38d8e77 v4.3.1
if my version is old,what did pihole do ?
Does automatic update? is pihole tell me ? Which ?

automatic update sometimes stops working?
2)
pihole updatechecker remote read ;

root@johnywalker:/var/log# more /etc/pihole/GitHubVersions
v4.3.2 v4.3.2 v4.3.1
is it true ?

what happens after pihole read it ?Does automatic update? is pihole tell me ? Which ?

Thank you very much

If there is an update then the web interface will note that in the version display. pihole -v will also note that there is an update available. Pi-hole does not auto update since that is a very bad thing to do.

As noted, there is no automatic update feature. You should read the release notes for a new version and then decide if you want to install it, then the update is manual with pihole -up

When there is a newer version available, then the version information at the bottom of the dashboard turns red to alert you that there is a newer version. There are generally also release announcements from the developers on this site, GitHub and Reddit.

DanSchaper and jfb

The problem is solved.

Thank you very much for your help