[✗] DNS resolution is currently unavailable - Again!

Expected Behaviour:

I'm running Pi-hole on RPi 3. After fresh install I want to update adlists.
Pi-hole v5.3.1 Web Interface v5.5 FTL v5.8.1

Actual Behaviour:

I'm not able to upgrade gravity: pihole -g
[✗] DNS resolution is currently unavailable
[✗] DNS resolution is not available

My internet connection works, but: There was an error uploading your debug log.

From log:

[✗] Gateway did not respond.

[✗] Failed to resolve doubleclick.com via a remote, public DNS server (

What not helped?

  • DNS in Settings was changed to: Listen on all interfaces

  • Resolv.conf:

cat /etc/resolv.conf

Generated by resolvconf


was changed to:

cat /etc/resolv.conf

Generated by resolvconf


EDIT: Default adblock list Steven Black works:


This is the opposite direction you want to go. It is generally best to leave the Pi-hole host on a DNS server other than Pi-hole. If Pi-hole fails, then the host can continue to reach the internet to repair, update, upload debug logs, etc.

Thank you jfb,

it is just a list of what I did. Nothing helped. The changes are now after new fresh install reverted.

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