28 April

I recently tried to up[date my SSL certificates and got:

Attempting to renew cert (dudek.org) from


produced an unexpected error:

'module' object has no attribute 'install_ssl_options_conf'. Skipping.

The solution was up upgrade my version of certbot, certbot-apache and also openssl, and lib-ssl-dev. The steps were as follows:

apt-get install --only-upgrade openssl
apt-get install --only-upgrade libssl-dev
apt-get install python-certbot-apache
pip install certbot-apache

Note that the last 2 steps should, in principle, not both be required, but sometimes are due to various quirks on older installations.
This process installed several new components on my older Ubuntu release, and messed up my python2 distribution somehow (possibly due to a bug in the installer for python3-certifi ) by installing some python 3 library like reprlib in the python2 distribution! I had to use:

rm -rf /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/reprlib
rm -rf /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/copyreg/

And then re-do

apt-get install python-certbot-apache

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