Certbot crashes after update of python installed

Jerry jerry at seibercom.net
Mon Feb 22 15:52:35 UTC 2021

On Mon, 22 Feb 2021 09:26:24 -0600, Tim Daneliuk stated:
>On 2/22/21 1:20 AM, Evilham wrote:
>> It now requires version 3.2 or newer of the python cryptography
>> package but the version in the ports and packages is only 2.9.2.  
>The best way around this is to install the 'pew' Python virtual
>environment manager and create a Python 3 virtualenv into which you
>install certbot.
>As a general practice, I avoid using system Python on any system under
>my control.  I also do not pip install much for the system instance of
>the language. Pew/Virtualenvs give me a clean way to manage all that
>without soiling the base installation with odd additions and updates.

At the very least, there should be something in "UPDATING" that
references this problem, and a reasonable method to work around this

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