Renewal not working - non referenced error - help

I’m having a problem renewing a certificate… worked great last time.

I’m running letsencrypt on ubuntu 16.04 using command

letsencrypt renew

here’s the response:
2016-11-13 20:21:24,986:WARNING:letsencrypt.cli:Attempting to renew cert from /etc/letsencrypt/renewal/ produced an unexpected error: ‘server’. Skipping.

All renewal attempts failed. The following certs could not be renewed:
/etc/letsencrypt/live/ (failure)
1 renew failure(s), 0 parse failure(s


renew_before_expiry = 30 days

cert = /etc/letsencrypt/live/
privkey = /etc/letsencrypt/live/
chain = /etc/letsencrypt/live/
fullchain = /etc/letsencrypt/live/
version = 0.8.1

Options and defaults used in the renewal process

installer = None
authenticator = standalone
account = 0cc556ec09b7559cba3ecabf55b61d9

All the files seem to be in the correct place…


hi wgregori

what client are you using?

This is typically seen when switching from a recent release of certbot-auto (or letsencrypt-auto) to the (older) letsencrypt package in Ubuntu 16.04. The older Ubuntu package is not forwards-compatible to configuration files generated by more recent releases. See;

yes… this fixed it. thank you

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