Packaging Guide


We release packages and upload them to PyPI (wheels and source tarballs).

The following scripts are used in the process:

We currently version with the following scheme:

  • 0.1.0
  • 0.2.0dev for developement in master
  • 0.2.0 (only temporarily in master)
  • ...

Notes for package maintainers

  1. Please use our releases, not master!
  2. Do not package certbot-compatibility-test or letshelp-certbot - it’s only used internally.
  3. If you’d like to include automated renewal in your package certbot renew -q should be added to crontab or systemd timer.
  4. jws is an internal script for acme module and it doesn’t have to be packaged - it’s mostly for debugging: you can use it as echo foo | jws sign | jws verify.
  5. Do get in touch with us. We are happy to make any changes that will make packaging easier. If you need to apply some patches don’t do it downstream - make a PR here.