Missing file on GitHub? letsencrypt-auto


Last week, I wanted to create a certificate, but made a mistake in my A record. Corrected that. Now, the script error’d out…

$ ./letsencrypt-auto
Requesting to rerun ./letsencrypt-auto with root privileges…
Upgrading certbot-auto 0.22.2 to 0.23.0…
Couldn’t download https://raw.githubusercontent.com/certbot/certbot/v0.23.0/letsencrypt-auto-source/letsencrypt-auto. <urlopen error [Errno -2] Name or service not known>

I found the file does exist at:


I re-ran the script, after changing nothing, and it worked this time.

It seemed to be a transient problem, perhaps due to something at GitHub. Anybody else see this?

Tim Legg

Hi @timothylegg,

That error is a DNS error rather than a missing file. (I don’t know why it happened or why it went away, though.)

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