Experiencing Problems Updating? Try Resetting The Parabola Keyrings First.
Did you just install Parabola GNU Linux-Libre and you are now experiencing problems updating the operating system? Don't Panic!!!
Try resetting the Parabola Keyrings first ;)
sudo pacman -Scc
sudo pacman -Syy archlinux-keyring archlinux32-keyring archlinuxarm-keyring parabola-keyring
sudo pacman-key --init
sudo pacman-key --populate archlinux archlinux32 archlinuxarm parabola
sudo pacman-key --refresh-keys
sudo pacman -Syu
I also created a simple bash script to automate this entire process if you are interested in using it instead. Either way works just the same.
RE: Experiencing Problems Updating? Try Resetting The Parabola Keyrings First. - Anonymous - over 2 years ago -
It's also worth noting that this is also outlined on the Parabola installation guide.
Although it's somewhat different and perhaps worth updating?
RE: Experiencing Problems Updating? Try Resetting The Parabola Keyrings First. - LucidEagle - over 2 years ago -
It is a little different and probably worth updating. Usually this is the number 1 solution to updating problems I personally experience after a fresh installation of Parabola GNU Linux-Libre.
Just to solve any problems before they can become an issue. This is one of the first things I do right after installing the operating system before I even conduct the first update.
RE: Experiencing Problems Updating? Try Resetting The Parabola Keyrings First. - bill-auger - over 2 years ago -
it should be noted that most problems with updates are not related to the keyring at all - the only time this procedure would be needed, is when you get an error about a signature, such as: "(invalid or corrupted package)", "signature from <someone> is unknown trust"
the entire procedure above takes several minutes to complete and is very rarely necessary - thats why those instructions on the install guide are just a subset of the full nuke - in most cases, this single command will suffice:
# pacman-key --refresh-keys
and the fix is much faster if you only refresh the key(s) that actually cause the failure, like so:
error: systemd-libsystemd: signature from "bill-auger <firstname.lastname@example.org>" is unknown trust # pacman-key --refresh-keys email@example.com
also, if you have the 'parabola-laf' package installed, which is the default if you used one of the automated installers, you can simply use the command:
that performs the full nuke in one shot
RE: Experiencing Problems Updating? Try Resetting The Parabola Keyrings First. - oaken-source - 2 months ago -
We currently suspect that `pacman-key --refresh-keys` causes issues where previously expired and then extended keys are listed as `unknown trust` despite being valid in the keyring. If these problems happen, they also can be fixed by running `refresh-keyring` from the parabola-laf package.
Regardless, we currently do no longer recommend running `pacman-key --refresh-keys` to deal with expired keys. Instead, run `pacman -Sy parabola-keyring` and open a ticket when this does not solve the problem.