[SOLVED] Command 'pihole -g' halts after processing 80%

Dear team,

Expected Behaviour:

lsb_release -a

No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 20.04.6 LTS
Release: 20.04
Codename: focal
Pi-hole v5.15.5 FTL v5.21 Web Interface v5.18.4
AdminLTE version is v5.18.4 (Latest: v5.18.4)

Actual Behaviour:

Just ran into this issue:

pihole -g

[i] Neutrino emissions detected... <- Star Wars thinghy you might delete (ducking) :wink:
[✓] Pulling blocklist source list into range

[✓] Preparing new gravity database
[i] Using libz compression

[i] Target: https://raw.githubusercontent.com/StevenBlack/hosts/master/hosts
[✓] Status: Retrieval successful
[i] Imported 189926 domains, ignoring 1 non-domain entries
Sample of non-domain entries:
[i] List stayed unchanged
[i] Target: https://dbl.oisd.nl
[✓] Status: No changes detected

  • halted - halted - halted - halted -

session prompt stops further processing/displaying.

Pihole itself works ok (checked with pihole -t)
If I hit Ctrl-C no response but after two minutes or so, displaying 'User-abort detected'

Can you tell what I am missing here?
Thanks for your help!

Debug Token:

@ https://tricorder.pi-hole.net/R8REhFHY/

Star Trek

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oisd is broken, again...

pwsh> curl -ssL https://dbl.oisd.nl
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try now - seems to be working

Use lists that are supported and not subject to random changes in content and structure depending on how the list aggregator feels at the moment.


Seems to be bouncing up and down. The github repo was wiped clean and that even broke the links for NextDNS. The github repo seems to be back up but the fact that it was removed tells me that you won't be able to use the github hosted files, you'll have to go directly to oisd, which, incidentally, will report your IP address to the list maintainer along with other indentifying data.

It appears they once again don't support the hosts/list format, though the dbl subdomain list remains up. Not clear what state support is in or if that is officially dead/no longer updated/soon to be pulled.


[image] Pi-hole website
oisd links
how to
Only supports legacy blocklist syntax, which oisd stopped supporting.

Skip that oisd list. The maintainer has been screwing with his formats for the last month and breaking the list for Pi-hole users.

For a good, reliable collection of adlists, go here:

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It works again, thanks y'all for your explanation(s).