[Letsencrypt-devel] Bug#826752: certbot: cron job tries to renew every minute

John Goerzen jgoerzen at complete.org
Wed Jun 8 15:47:05 UTC 2016

Package: certbot
Version: 0.6.0-2~bpo8+1
Severity: important

Hi folks,

/etc/cron.d/certbot says this:

* */12 * * * root perl -e 'sleep int(rand(3600))'; certbot -q renew

That means, within the specified hour, it calls this command EVERY
MINUTE.  Whoops.  Looks like this was fixed elsewhere in #825732.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: 8.5
  APT prefers stable-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'stable'), (500, 'oldstable')
Architecture: i386 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: amd64

Kernel: Linux 3.16.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/3 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages certbot depends on:
ii  dialog          1.2-20140911-1
ii  python          2.7.9-1
ii  python-certbot  0.6.0-2~bpo8+1
pn  python:any      <none>

certbot recommends no packages.

Versions of packages certbot suggests:
ii  python-certbot-apache  0.6.0-1~bpo8+1
ii  python-certbot-doc     0.6.0-2~bpo8+1

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