Install from source
We pre-compile FTLDNS for you to save you the trouble of compiling anything yourself. However, sometimes you may want to make your own modifications. To test them, you have to compile FTLDNS from source. Luckily, you don't have to be a programmer to build FTLDNS from source and install it on your system; you only have to know the basics we provide in here. With just a few commands, you can build FTLDNS from source like a pro.
Installing the Required Software¶
First, we'll install the basic software you'll need to compile from source, like the GCC compiler and other utilities. Install them by running the following command in a terminal:
Debian / Ubuntu / Raspbian¶
sudo apt install build-essential libgmp-dev m4
sudo dnf install gcc gmp-devel gmp-static m4
You'll also need to compile
nettle as FTLDNS uses
libnettle for handling DNSSEC. Compile and install a recent version of
nettle (we tested 3.4):
wget https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/nettle/nettle-3.4.tar.gz tar -xvzf nettle-3.4.tar.gz cd nettle-3.4 ./configure make sudo make install
Get the FTLDNS source¶
Now, clone the FTLDNS repo (or your own fork) to get the source code of FTLDNS:
git clone https://github.com/pi-hole/FTL.git cd FTL
If you want to build another branch and not
master, use checkout to get to this branch (e.g.
git checkout development).
FTLDNS can now be compiled and installed:
make -j 4 sudo make install
Finally, restart FTLDNS to use the new binary:
sudo service pihole-FTL restart