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FS#32451 - Avoid invalid signatures

Attached to Project: Pacman
Opened by Olivier (litemotiv) - Sunday, 04 November 2012, 11:40 GMT
Last edited by Allan McRae (Allan) - Sunday, 04 November 2012, 12:12 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category General
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Architecture All
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version 4.0.3
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


Quite often on my system, also for others judging from the forums, signatures fail on pacman downloads:

error: perl: signature from "Florian Pritz <>" is invalid
error: failed to commit transaction (invalid or corrupted package (PGP signature))

The fix usually is to clear the pkg cache, -Syy and try again.

Is there a way this can be fixed on a lower level? I haven't seen this type of key sync issues on other signing distros (Debian in my case).
This task depends upon

Closed by  Allan McRae (Allan)
Sunday, 04 November 2012, 12:12 GMT
Reason for closing:  Duplicate
Additional comments about closing:   FS#28014