[Slackbuilds-users] letsencrypt updates

Eric Pratt eric.b.pratt at gmail.com
Thu Jan 18 19:51:18 UTC 2018

On Thu, Jan 18, 2018 at 5:50 AM, Willy Sudiarto Raharjo <
willysr at slackbuilds.org> wrote:

> Hi
> If anyone wondered why there aren't any update to letsencrypt even
> though new version gets released already, the answer is because there
> has been a change upstream so it broke letsencrypt when deployed in
> Slackware since 0.20.0 (https://github.com/certbot/certbot/issues/5332).
> in short, they are checking for apache2ctl command instead of apachectl
> which is by default used in Slackware. While they provided override
> classes for other distributions, none for Slackware at this moment.
> there are some solutions:
> - ask for Patrick to add symlink in -stable (and -current)
> - wait for upstream to fix the issue
> - add the symlink manually
> - someone make override class for Slackware and send PR to upstream
​I think the correct solution is for Patrick to add a symlink in the
distro.  Since apachectl is the default, I don't know why we would want
that changed in slackware.  Making apache2ctl a symlink to apachectl would
seem to be the right solution.  However, I don't really think it matters
which one is the symlink.​

I suspect it was called apache2ctl originally so you could have apache 1.x
and 2.x installed side-by-side on the same box.  The only real problem this
would create would be a conflict if someone is actually still running
apache 1.x on modern Slackware distros.  I doubt that's the case, but it's
not beyond the realm of possibility.  In that case, I would rather see the
apachectl for apache 1.x be renamed to apache1ctl or something like that
than to see the one from apache 2.x renamed.

Although, I think the best solution would be a combination of 1 and 4.  We
should try to get the override class in place, but we should also try to
stick with the apache default as much as possible even if letsencrypt
weren't an issue here.
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