Installing a new Package or updating fails with a message about "invalid or corrupted package" or "key is disabled"


This and similar messages are triggered when UBOS cannot verify that a Package you are trying to install or upgrade has been created by a trusted developer (i.e. one whose public key is listed as “trusted” in pacman’s trust database).

There are several conditions that cause these messages, such as:

  • the signature for the Package file is invalid (e.g. just made up);

  • the signature for the Package file is valid, but pacman’s trust database does not have the needed public key to verify it;

  • the signature for the Package file is valid, pacman’s trust database has the public key to verify it, but the key is not marked as trusted there;

  • the package indeed was created by a non-trusted developer. This is unlikely, unless you are a developer and you created the Package yourself. If you decide that you wish to trust the developer (such as yourself) in spite of UBOS' policies, use pacman-key to add the key to pacman’s gpg database

  • your trust database is out of date.

Try this:

  • Update the trust database with

     sudo pacman-key --refresh-keys
  • You can also weaken the pacman security requirements by making signatures optional by editing /etc/pacman.conf. This is only recommended if you know what you are doing.