seafile-cli: “waiting for sync” and “status unknown”

If you’re runing the latest version of seafile-cli (4.3.2) on Debian you might encounter the following error in your seafile.log:

http-tx-mgr.c(653): libcurl failed to GET https://domain.tld/seafhttp/protocol-version: Problem with the SSL CA cert (path? access rights?).

This is because the client is built on CentOS where the CA certificates reside in a different location. Luckily there is an easy fix available (see

sudo mkdir -p /etc/pki/tls/certs
sudo cp /etc/ssl/certs/ca-certificates.crt /etc/pki/tls/certs/ca-bundle.crt
sudo ln -s /etc/pki/tls/certs/ca-bundle.crt /etc/pki/tls/cert.pem

That’s it – restart your client and it should sync again.

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