Help with certbot renew


I am trying to use certbot renew. The problem I am getting is:

Renewal configuration file /etc/letsencrypt/renewal/ is broken.
The error was: target /etc/letsencrypt/live/ of symlink /etc/letsencrypt/live/ does not exist

Im new to this so I really cant find out whats wrong.

Please help me out

certbot version: 1.21.0
Im using putty
Host service is ZAP-hosting
Image is Debian 10


If you wish, contact me on discord: OfficialBIFFFN#1074

Someone or something messed up the symbolic links in /etc/letsencrypt/live/ They should be symbolic links to the most recent files in /etc/letsencrypt/archive/ .


Ok cool, doesn't make any sense for me tho :confused:

You think you can help me take a look at it?

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We can try.

What's the output of the command:

ls -l /etc/letsencrypt/archive/*.pem

I would widen the "search":
ls -l /etc/letsencrypt/archive/

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@rg305 I'm currently only interested in the number following either the cert, privkey, chain or fullchain part of those files. Maybe everything is even worse than it seems now, granted, but we'll see about that then.

-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1870 Feb 13  2021 /etc/letsencrypt/archive/
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1870 Feb 13  2021 /etc/letsencrypt/archive/

All of the stuff in the folder is:

cert1.pem  chain1.pem  fullchain1.pem  privkey2.pem
cert2.pem  chain2.pem  fullchain2.pem  privkey1.pem
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Please show it this way:

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total 32
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1870 Feb 13  2021 cert1.pem
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1870 Feb 13  2021 cert2.pem
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1586 Feb 13  2021 chain1.pem
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1586 Feb 13  2021 chain2.pem
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 3456 Feb 13  2021 fullchain1.pem
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 3456 Feb 13  2021 fullchain2.pem
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root   47 Aug 13 10:20 -> /etc/letsencrypt/live/
-rw------- 1 root root 1708 Feb 13  2021 privkey1.pem
-rw------- 1 root root 1704 Feb 13  2021 privkey2.pem
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This is what I find in the live folder:

total 8
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root  49 Aug 13 10:10 cert.pem -> ../../archive/panel.nordicba                                                                              
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root  50 Aug 13 10:10 chain.pem -> ../../archive/panel.nordicb                                                                              
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root  62 Aug 13 10:23 fullchain.pem -> /etc/letsencrypt/live/p                                                                              
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root  52 Aug 13 10:10 privkey.pem -> ../../archive/panel.nordi                                                                              
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 692 Feb 13  2021 README

Pretty wierd that there isnt the full names, am I right?

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This seems misplaced:

This seems to incorrectly point to another /live/ file (or link):
[and was created 13 seconds after the other files]

Your screen/view seems to have cut off the rest.

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