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I ran this command: sudo apt install certbot-dns-linode
It produced this output: E: Unable to locate package certbot-dns-linode
My web server is (include version): nginx 1.14.0
The operating system my web server runs on is (include version): Ubuntu 18.04
My hosting provider, if applicable, is: Linode
I can login to a root shell on my machine (yes or no, or I don’t know): yes
I’m using a control panel to manage my site (no, or provide the name and version of the control panel): No
I added the repository per the instructions with sudo add-apt-repository ppa:certbot/certbot and
sudo apt-get update. I was able to install the main certbot program and get regular certificates with no problem. I was following the instructions to get a wildcard certificate for one of my domains, but the dns plugin for linode isn’t found in the repository. Is Linode no longer supported?
If I look in the PPA, I can only find python-certbot-dns-cloudflare, python-certbot-dns-digitalocean, python-certbot-dns-dnsimple, python-certbot-dns-rfc2136 and python-certbot-dns-route53.
What perhaps is also interesting, not related to this specific question, is the version difference between the dependencies. python-certbot is at version 0.26.1 (except for Ubuntu 17.10.1, which is at version 0.25.0), python-certbot-apache is at version 0.25.0 and the DNS plugins listed above are at version 0.23.0.
In my experience, certbot won’t run if one of the dependencies has a different version number. But I’m not using Ubuntu, so I don’t know if this is actually problematic in practice.
It has been available since Ubuntu Cosmic under the name python3-certbot-dns-linode.
It's not currently available in the PPA.
This presents a quandary -- Cosmic's version of Certbot is already kind of old. (In particular, for the Apache and Nginx plugins, it supports HTTP-01 but uses TLS-SNI-01 when available.) Choosing between the Linode plugin and a newer version isn't fun.
Just wanting to add my two cents here: I don’t know why Linode-dns is missing from the repository, but after over a year since initially reporting the problem, it’s not resolved, and not likely to be. Ideally documentation could be updated to suggest how to use this thing.
I have the same issue and I’m wondering when is certbot-dns-linode in repository?
I also want to get Wildcard Certification and add to the host by myself (because certbot-dns-linode is not available) but I can not find any guide.