Crontab - local changes would be overwritten by merge

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My domain is: cardboard.co.uk

I ran this command:

from crontab: cd /opt/letsencrypt && git reset --hard && git pull
from cli: cd /opt/letsencrypt && git reset --hard && git pull

It produced this output:

crontab: error: Your local changes to the following files would be overwritten by merge: letsencrypt-auto
cli: success

My web server is (include version): Apache

The operating system my web server runs on is (include version): Linux

My hosting provider, if applicable, is:

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

The version of my client is (e.g. output of certbot --version or certbot-auto --version if you’re using Certbot): certbot 0.39.0

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Your error comes from git itself. But I’m wondering: why would you run these commands in the first place? Using git to get access to the certbot-auto script is not the recommended way. The script updates itself and keeps certbot updated as well. No need for git.

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Thanks, I hadn’t spotted certbot-auto was doing it:

Upgrading certbot-auto 0.38.0 to 0.39.0…
Replacing certbot-auto…
Creating virtual environment…
Installing Python packages…
Installation succeeded.
Saving debug log to /var/log/letsencrypt/letsencrypt.log

The Git Pull was from a Linode tutorial - https://www.linode.com/docs/security/ssl/install-lets-encrypt-to-create-ssl-certificates/

Thanks for your help, I’ll delete that line.

That guide has been deprecated as it says on the page itself. There’s a link to the current guide if you’re interested.

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