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FS#47351 - Archlinux Keyring not updated during installation

Attached to Project: Release Engineering
Opened by Martin Sand (sandstorm) - Saturday, 12 December 2015, 20:47 GMT
Last edited by Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi (djgera) - Sunday, 07 February 2016, 16:01 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Core
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Architecture All
Severity High
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


Yesterday, 11-Dec-2015, I downloaded a fresh ISO for installation of Archlinux on new computer hardware. During the pacstrap command, the Archlinux Keyring was not installed correctly and pacstrap exited with a message similar to the one below. Similar = I cannot recall the exact message, but I remember it was close to this one. I could get around the issue by executing pacman-key --populate archlinux.

(128/128) checking keys in keyring
downloading required keys
Import PGP key 2048R/EAE999BD, "Allan McRae <>", created: 2011-06-03
and I am getting error: key "Allan McRae <>" could not be imported
And getting same error for all keys.On end I get this:
error: required key missing from keyring
error: failed to commit transaction(unexpected error)
Errors occurred, no packages were upgraded
==>ERROR: Failed to install packages to new root.

Please note I chose high severity as I do not know if others face the problem as well.
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Closed by  Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi (djgera)
Sunday, 07 February 2016, 16:01 GMT
Reason for closing:  Works for me
Comment by Elias (ceraph_7) - Monday, 01 February 2016, 18:24 GMT
Maybe it helps to check the hardware time. Type "date" in the shell. Set time with "timedatectl".