404 Error in CLI while attempting to obtain wildcard SSL cert

Operating System

  • Ubuntu 18.04x64

Web Server


What I am trying to do?

  • Getting Wildcard SSL at NGINX server using CF Plugin

Which documentation I am following?

What is error message when running command in the CLI?

Please see the last line

root@ubuntu18:/etc/nginx/sites-available# sudo add-apt-repository ppa:certbot/certbot
 This is the PPA for packages prepared by Debian Let's Encrypt Team and backported for Ubuntu.

Note: Packages are only provided for currently supported Ubuntu releases.
 More info: https://launchpad.net/~certbot/+archive/ubuntu/certbot
Press [ENTER] to continue or Ctrl-c to cancel adding it.

Ign:1 http://ppa.launchpad.net/certbot/certbot/ubuntu eoan InRelease
Get:2 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu eoan-security InRelease [97.5 kB]
Hit:3 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu eoan InRelease
Get:4 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu eoan-updates InRelease [97.5 kB]
Err:5 http://ppa.launchpad.net/certbot/certbot/ubuntu eoan Release
  404  Not Found [IP: 80]

Why this is happening?

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I’m not an expert on Ubuntu and the PPA system, but what I do see at the certbot PPA page itself (https://launchpad.net/~certbot/+archive/ubuntu/certbot/+packages), there are no packages for Ubuntu 19.10 (eoan).

You are using the instructions for bionic (18.04), but everything in the log you’ve pasted tells me you’re using eoan (19.10).

You probably should use the instructions for “Ubuntu 19.10+”: https://certbot.eff.org/lets-encrypt/ubuntuother-nginx


Update: I tried again, it seems resolved. Thanks

Well, for some reason, your aptitude was trying all kinds of stuff with eoan in stead of bionic. From your first post:


That’s why I thought you were running 19.10 eoan.

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