Upgrade succeeded on Pi-Hole in a Container Station image on QNAP NAS

I’ve been running Pi-hole in a ubuntu-xenial:latest LXC container on my QNAP following these steps:


I was able to upgrade to Pi-hole 5 without any complications by opening up a command prompt to the container and running the commands here:

The only oddity to running Pi-hole in a container is that there doesn’t seem to be any way to get Pi-hole to identify/list individual clients. Only the NAS itself is listed as a client for all queries.

But that may just be a quirk of using a container on a NAS, however (since the NAS handles assigning containers IPs via “Virtual Switch”).

Following any of these guides doesn’t solve it:

Otherwise works great, just providing those details as background to clarify it isn’t an issue specific to Pi-hole 5.

Question: does the “already up-to-date” message mean the “pihole checkout web release/v5.0” command wasn’t necessary? Or just that one specific step of the command is already-up-to-date?

Out of curiosity what would happen if someone didn’t run it?

ubuntu@pihole-qnap:~$ pihole checkout web release/v5.0                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
  Please note that changing branches severely alters your Pi-hole subsystems                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
  Features that work on the master branch, may not on a development branch                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
  This feature is NOT supported unless a Pi-hole developer explicitly asks!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
  Have you read and understood this? [y/N] y                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
  [✓] Fetching branches from https://github.com/pi-hole/AdminLTE.git                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
  [i] 19 branches available for Web Admin                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
  [✓] Switching to branch: 'release/v5.0' from 'refs/heads/master'                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
  [i] Already up-to-date.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

The web interface seems a lot “zippier”. I can’t tell if I’m just imagining it, but I’d swear there’s less lag/shorter load times when clicking around.

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