[Assist] pacstrap spews a dozen "(invalid or corrupted package (PGP signature))" errors on fresh install

Seth list at sysfu.com
Sat Jun 27 16:55:23 BST 2015

On Fri, 26 Jun 2015 17:41:16 -0700, Sorin-Mihai Vârgolici  
<sorin-mihai at vargolici.com> wrote:

> Just update the keys before installing. This would be temporary since
> you would be running from the ISO, so if you reboot before installing,
> you'll have to do it again. It won't be needed in the newly installed
> system, at least not immediately; usually, it's not a problem on
> working/updated systems.
> See https://wiki.parabola.nu/Installation_Guide#Verification_of_package
> _signatures
> Given the experience I had with changed keys, I would also update the
> keys from Arch, which are in the archlinux-keyring package.
> From time to time, depending on the ISO available for installation, if
> it's not the latest for various reasons, I would do a full upgrade of
> the live system before even trying to install on new media, to avoid
> any other problems related to the contents of the ISO itself.

Thanks for the explanation and tips.

Nevertheless I think this issue merits attention from the devs. It's going  
to stop newcomers to Parabola GNU/Linux in their tracks and thus serve as  
a barrier to adoption.

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