Python errors with certbot-auto


#1

I have downloaded the latest version of certbot-auto and get these error messages when I try to use it:


sudo ./certbot-auto renew --dry-run --no-bootstrap
Traceback (most recent call last):
File “/tmp/tmp.IMFnTPkAlo/fetch.py”, line 17, in
from json import loads
File “/usr/local/lib/python2.7/json/init.py”, line 108, in
from .decoder import JSONDecoder
File “/usr/local/lib/python2.7/json/decoder.py”, line 5, in
import struct
File “/usr/local/lib/python2.7/struct.py”, line 1, in
from _struct import *
ImportError: No module named _struct
WARNING: unable to check for updates.
Traceback (most recent call last):
File “”, line 16, in
File “/usr/local/lib/python2.7/distutils/version.py”, line 140, in cmp
compare = cmp(self.version, other.version)
AttributeError: StrictVersion instance has no attribute ‘version’

Any help would be appreciated.


#2

Do you know why there’s a Python installation in /usr/local and what’s going on with it?

Does “import struct” work normally?

The _struct module is built-in; I’m pretty sure it ought to be impossible for it to fail.


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#3

I don’t know why there are python installations in /usr/local. Is that an issue?

I can run “import struct” in python with no issues.


#4

No, but it’s uncommon.

Using the same Python installation?


#6

Actually, not using the same python installation.

So, why is cert-auto calling python2.7? In that installation I get the same error when I call “import struct”.