Import of gpg key fails


I am trying out rebornOS on a paspberry pi and cannot update the system.
I get the following error message when I am trying to import the PGP key of “Panda”:

error: key “BF0740F967BA439D” could not be looked up remotely
error: required key missing from keyring
error: failed to commit transaction (unexpected error)

Any hints to what happens here?

Best regards

What are you following to add the repo. Which repo are u trying to add (repo-testing/RebornOS) orr the one on the wiki

I did not change anything in pacman.conf - just trying to do:

sudo pacman -Syu

Oh you downloaded the pi image from our site?
well you can try running
sudo pacman-key --populate rebornos

Nope sorry that did not do anything … I did all the reinstalling/populate key stuff I found on google already.

So this happened again on a system that was not updated for 2 years - same error, pacman not updating …so I set the SigLevel to Never in pacman.conf for the update and set it back to “Optional TrustAll” afterwards and things look fine now. Thanks for the great help.

To update RebornOS keys you can, from the terminal, do the following:

sudo pacman -U rebornos-keyring-20220425-1-any.pkg.tar.zst

This will update the Panda key, and all RebornOS keys.

In the case of having an old RebornOS installation, what can happen, if you have not updated it for a long time, is that the Arch Linux keys are not updated. So, from the terminal, do the following:

sudo pacman -U archlinux-keyring-20220125-1-any.pkg.tar.zst

This will update all system keys.

It is not a very good idea to have a rolling release system and not update it as often as possible.

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