April 7th 2018
When trying to build an [AUR] package, i got this error:
==> Verifying source file signatures with gpg... freetype-2.9.tar.bz2 ... FAILED (unknown public key C1A60EACE707FDA5) ==> ERROR: One or more PGP signatures could not be verified! ==> ERROR: Makepkg was unable to build freetype2-cleartype.
According to some web searches, the proper fix is this:
gpg --recv-keys 0xC1A60EACE707FDA5 # or gpg --recv-keys C1A60EACE707FDA5
But I keep getting the error:
gpg: no valid OpenPGP data found.
Semi-extensive web searches did not reveal what is wrong with that; maybe I'm making
some silly mistake, but my guess is that the key is somehow outdated/unavailable.
[ No doubt to some I have proven my utter incompetence with that last sentence. ]
Instead of fretting, just run
makepkg like this:
The easy fix for those who use
yaourt (more incompetence to some):
MAKEPKG="makepkg --skippgpcheck" yaourt -S somepackage