I get the following error on Ubuntu 22.04:
$ nix-shell -p nginx certbot-full $ sudo $(which certbot) --nginx Saving debug log to /var/log/letsencrypt/letsencrypt.log The requested nginx plugin does not appear to be installed $ sudo cat /var/log/letsencrypt/letsencrypt.log 2023-07-24 00:23:29,416:DEBUG:certbot._internal.main:certbot version: 2.1.1 2023-07-24 00:23:29,426:DEBUG:certbot._internal.main:Location of certbot entry point: /nix/store/2574inb55dncri9fdbsqh2qbhk4qya5v-python3.10-certbot-2.1.1/bin/certbot 2023-07-24 00:23:29,426:DEBUG:certbot._internal.main:Arguments: ['--nginx'] 2023-07-24 00:23:29,426:DEBUG:certbot._internal.main:Discovered plugins: PluginsRegistry(PluginEntryPoint#certbot-route53:auth,PluginEntryPoint#dns-cloudflare,PluginEntryPoint#dns-rfc2136,PluginEntryPoint#dns-route53,PluginEntryPoint#manual,PluginEntryPoint#null,PluginEntryPoint#standalone,PluginEntryPoint#webroot) 2023-07-24 00:23:29,433:DEBUG:certbot._internal.log:Root logging level set at 30 2023-07-24 00:23:29,434:DEBUG:certbot._internal.plugins.selection:Requested authenticator nginx and installer nginx 2023-07-24 00:23:29,434:DEBUG:certbot._internal.plugins.selection:No candidate plugin
I’m probably missing something basic because there is nothing about
certbot in the Nixpkgs manual and the NixOS wiki article does not apply (I think; anyway, it also doesn’t mention this issue).
I have a Nix shell expression that “bundles” NGINX with its config (courtesy of this thread). Basically, the NGINX configuration file is saved in the Nix store, and a script along the lines of
nginx -c /nix/store/...nginx.conf will be save there too.
Now, I’m not even sure if
certbot --nginxwould work in this case (with
nginx.confbeing in a non-standard place an all), but wanted to see what would happen. Should I pursue this or is there a guide that I’m not aware of that deals with this exact situation?
I would like to use
certbotprovided by Nix, but maybe I should just bite the bullet, install it the “recommended” way (i.e., snap) and configure NGINX manually? (Just started out with NGINX as well, so any leads on this would also be appreciated!)