[Slackbuilds-users] letsencrypt updates

Francois Gingras francois.gingras at gmail.com
Thu Jan 18 20:40:50 UTC 2018

On Thu, Jan 18, 2018 at 2:51 PM, Eric Pratt <eric.b.pratt at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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I'm -1 on renaming the apachectl script - the script is called as such
upstream, and I can't see a single valid reason to rename it.

Just because other debian-based distros did that doesn't mean it's the sane

Now, I do realize that we do have to "play ball" with other distro's
quirks, unfortunately. As such, creating a symlink from apache2ctl ->
apachectl is probably the least disruptive approach.
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