Debian jessie-backports install of certbot fails with following message

# aptitude install certbot
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  certbot python-acme{ab} python-certbot{ab} python-configargparse{a} python-configobj{a} python-dialog{a} 
  python-dnspython{a} python-mock{a} python-ndg-httpsclient{a} python-parsedatetime{a} python-pyasn1{a} 
  python-pyicu{a} python-requests{a} python-rfc3339{a} python-tz{a} python-urllib3{a} python-zope.component{a} 
  python-zope.event{a} python-zope.interface{a} 
0 packages upgraded, 19 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 1,206 kB of archives. After unpacking 6,138 kB will be used.
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 python-acme : Depends: python-openssl (>= 0.15) but 0.14-1 is installed.
               Depends: python-cryptography (>= 0.8) but 0.6.1-1 is installed.
               Depends: python-setuptools (>= 11.3~) but 5.5.1-1 is installed.
 python-certbot : Depends: python-cryptography (>= 0.7) but 0.6.1-1 is installed.
The following actions will resolve these dependencies:

     Keep the following packages at their current version:
1)     certbot [Not Installed]                            
2)     python-acme [Not Installed]                        
3)     python-certbot [Not Installed]                  

Accept this solution? [Y/n/q/?] n
The following actions will resolve these dependencies:

  Remove the following packages:                                                         
1)      python-cffi                                                                          

  Install the following packages:                                                        
2)      python-cffi-backend [1.4.2-2~bpo8+1 (jessie-backports)]                              
3)      python-enum34 [1.0.3-1 (stable)]                                                     
4)      python-idna [2.0-3~bpo8+1 (jessie-backports)]                                        
5)      python-ipaddress [1.0.16-1~bpo8+1 (jessie-backports)]                                
6)      python-pyasn1 [0.1.9-1~bpo8+1 (jessie-backports)]                                    

  Upgrade the following packages:                                                        
7)      python-cryptography [0.6.1-1 (now, stable) -> 1.3.4-1~bpo8+2 (jessie-backports)]     
8)      python-openssl [0.14-1 (now, stable) -> 16.0.0-1~bpo8+1 (jessie-backports)]          
9)      python-pkg-resources [5.5.1-1 (now, stable) -> 20.10.1-1.1~bpo8+1 (jessie-backports)]
10)     python-setuptools [5.5.1-1 (now, stable) -> 20.10.1-1.1~bpo8+1 (jessie-backports)]   

Accept this solution? [Y/n/q/?]

Newly updated debian jessie stable will make it a bit difficult to install certbot with backports!


I’m seeing the same issue on Jessie.


On the first question just choose NO, on the second choose YES and it will be installed with some minor python downgrades I guess!


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