ImportError: cannot import name 'implements' Certbot

hello everyone,
i have a problem when i try to open Certbot:

dbservizi@odoo-linux:~$ certbot
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/certbot", line 33, in <module>
    sys.exit(load_entry_point('certbot==1.21.0', 'console_scripts', 'certbot')())
  File "/usr/bin/certbot", line 25, in importlib_load_entry_point
    return next(matches).load()
  File "/usr/lib/python3.10/importlib/metadata/", line 171, in load
    module = import_module('module'))
  File "/usr/lib/python3.10/importlib/", line 126, in import_module
    return _bootstrap._gcd_import(name[level:], package, level)
  File "<frozen importlib._bootstrap>", line 1050, in _gcd_import
  File "<frozen importlib._bootstrap>", line 1027, in _find_and_load
  File "<frozen importlib._bootstrap>", line 1006, in _find_and_load_unlocked
  File "<frozen importlib._bootstrap>", line 688, in _load_unlocked
  File "<frozen importlib._bootstrap_external>", line 883, in exec_module
  File "<frozen importlib._bootstrap>", line 241, in _call_with_frames_removed
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/certbot/", line 2, in <module>
    from certbot._internal import main as internal_main
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/certbot/_internal/", line 18, in <module>
    import zope.component
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/zope/component/", line 22, in <module>
    from zope.component.interfaces import ComponentLookupError
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/zope/component/", line 18, in <module>
    from zope.interface import implements
ImportError: cannot import name 'implements' from 'zope.interface' (/usr/local/lib/python3.10/dist-packages/zope/interface/

i am trying to start Certbot on ubuntu 22.04.2
I tried searching for a similar error but couldn't find anything
excuse my English

Hi @CustomerDB, and welcome to the LE community forum :slight_smile:

Excuse my English also :wink:

I'd first remove the apt version of certbot and install the recommended version [via snap]:

apt remove certbot

Then see full installation instructions at:


thank you very much now i don't have the error anymore however i have error in certification
i will open another topic
thank you

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