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Date: 2019may30
OS: Linux

Q.  Certbot error: apachectl: The "-v" option is not supported.

Attempting to renew cert (example.com) from /etc/letsencrypt/renewal/example.com.conf produced
an unexpected error: The apache plugin is not working; there may be
problems with your existing configuration.
The error was: PluginError("Unable to run ['apachectl', '-v'] -v"). Skipping.
All renewal attempts failed. The following certs could not be renewed:
  /etc/letsencrypt/live/example.com/fullchain.pem (failure)
1 renew failure(s), 0 parse failure(s)

A.  Looks like apachectl doesn't support -v any more.
This problem will likely be fixed soon, in the mean time I renewed via:

certbot certonly
You are asked some questions. I asked not to have it spinup a temporary webserver since I already have apache. It then asked me the webroot where it placed a file for verification. My cert in the usual place was updated.