CertBot apache issue

I basically hit this issue after following the apache -> ubuntu 17.10 setup

Error while running apache2ctl configtest. Action ‘configtest’ failed. The Apache error log may have more information.

apache2: Syntax error on line 226 of /etc/apache2/apache2.conf: Syntax error on line 33 of /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/000-default-le-ssl.conf: Could no t open configuration file /etc/letsencrypt/options-ssl-apache.conf: No such file or directory

So its missing a file but what should I do? Just create a blank file?

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December 30, 2018
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Hey friend,

In this case removing certbot removed files that were referenced in the Apache configurations. You’ll need to clean them out. Try moving /etc/apache2/sites-enable/000-default-le-ssl.conf to another location (/root is fine) and restarting Apache.


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