Lynis ‘show version’ command shows error: Unknown option ‘ssl-certificate-paths-to-ignore’ found (with value: /etc/letsencrypt/archive:)


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Output of “Sudo lynis show version“:

Unknown option ‘ssl-certificate-paths-to-ignore’ found (with value: /etc/letsencrypt/archive:)

Background: Installed lynis, but couldn’t figure out how to use it – got stuck on changing the parameters following a guide. Tried using another guide, which included installing lynis again, and got this error.

Tried purging and removing lynis, but got this error again after reinstalling.

During the purge got:

Purging configuration files for lynis (3.0.8-100) …
dpkg: warning: while removing lynis, directory ‘/etc/lynis’ not empty so not removed

Purging configuration files for menu (2.1.47ubuntu4) …

Interestingly, after removing, the output of “show version” was “2.6.6“, although running the purge and auto-remove commands again showed that lynis was, infact, removed.


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