How to install certbot at UBUNTU 16 LTS?


#1

Try in two different serves the command sudo apt-get install certbot as here at certbot.eff.org/all-instructions.

Unable to find certbot package

PS: using certbot as reccomended here.


#2

You should check the configuration of your aptitude, because the package certbot really exists in Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety:

http://packages.ubuntu.com/yakkety/certbot

Unless you’re not using 16.10 Yakkety? (I saw it in the URL of your link to certbot.eff.org…)

Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial is providing a very old version of the client. It was even before the renaming of letsencrypt to its current name certbot: http://packages.ubuntu.com/xenial/letsencrypt


#3

Thanks @Osiris!

Hum… I MUST to stay with standard LTS — and many readers will say that is the most secure and the most closer to a “real standard”. At terminal lsb_release -a shows

Description:	Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS
Release:	16.04
Codename:	xenial

So, the ideal solution is to “update” Xenial… How to stay using apt to maintain certbot at Xenial? There are some PPA repository for it??


PS: of course, for something urgent, I can use wget https://dl.eff.org/certbot-auto and redo this procedure (to update exe) every time that I remember… The guide not say direcly if certbot-auto and “pure” certbot are the same… But for instance --help renew not works (!).


#4

If you’re using xenial, you could use letsencrypt. Although it would not have as many features as the most recent versions of certbot, it should do the trick.

See: https://certbot.eff.org/#ubuntuxenial-nginx


#5

No, I whant certbot, as this is better and consistent for renew… And was the @serverco instruction here, as I say before.
See my final comment, “There are some PPA repository for it??”


#6

Hi @ppKrauss,

To my knowledge, there isn’t a PPA for Certbot, at least not one maintained by the Certbot developers.

The certbot-auto script is an alternative for getting the most current Certbot directly from upstream. Unfortunately, it doesn’t use a package manager for this purpose.


#7

Thanks @schoen! Well, closed the question…


Need for Issues:

PS: how to interact and to influence the UBUNTU community? At this moment, after lost all efforts, is a moment to do some lobby or a big noise for UBUNTU administrators.


Migrating from old letsencrypt to new certbot at UBUNTU
#8

Seems to me there is a PPA: https://launchpad.net/~certbot/+archive/ubuntu/certbot

(From the same issue of 2015 you linked to by the way ;))


#9

Thanks @Osiris, I didn’t notice that!


#10

I didn’t know it either! Seems some of you guys are doing great work in managing such a PPA, would be wonderful for Ubuntu users all around :slight_smile:


#11

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