Warning for Mac users


#1

Short note about a gotcha if you are using a Mac

I run a help desk system that uses a MySQL server as a backend, so this might not be a common setup.

When you install CertBot, you also have to install Brew to get the dependancies.
Brew has a reputation for screwing up the permissions in /usr/local

But the MySQL install is in /usr/local

So yes, it screwed my help desk big time. Resetting permissions didn’t appear to help, but I’m happy to have any suggestions about how to make this work- I’ll have another crack on the weekend if there are suggestions that I can follow

Cheers


#2

that may happen with certbot auto, but you can install certbot into a virtualenv via pip and not need/touch homebrew. you can also pass in custom directories for the /etc archive and for logging.


#3

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