Error on renew cert: unexpected error: Missing command line flag or config entry for this setting:

whenever i try to renew my domain’s certificate using cerbot I’m faced with an error message.

this a linux server running ubuntu and apache, the certificate was issued by certbot, the server doesn’t have a control panel so everything is done using ssh.

the commandline response with error message at the bottom:

Attempting to parse the version 0.32.0 renewal configuration file found at /etc/letsencrypt/renewal/ with version 0.31.0 of Certbot.

This might not work.

Cert is due for renewal, auto-renewing...

Plugins selected: Authenticator webroot, Installer None

Renewing an existing certificate

Performing the following challenges:

http-01 challenge for

http-01 challenge for

Cleaning up challenges

Attempting to renew cert ( from /etc/letsencrypt/renewal
/ produced an unexpected error: Missing command line flag or config entry for this setting:

Input the webroot for Skipping.

All renewal attempts failed. The following certs could not be renewed:

  /etc/letsencrypt/live/ (failure)

Hi @pluplu

please share the content of that config file. And your domain name.

Please fill out the fields below so we can help you better. Note: you must provide your domain name to get help. Domain names for issued certificates are all made public in Certificate Transparency logs (e.g., so withholding your domain name here does not increase secrecy, but only makes it harder for us to provide help.

My domain is:

I ran this command:

It produced this output:

My web server is (include version):

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

My hosting provider, if applicable, is:

I can login to a root shell on my machine (yes or no, or I don't know):

I'm using a control panel to manage my site (no, or provide the name and version of the control panel):

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

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