Error in update: Invalid signature (manjaro-sway repository)

Trying to update I get following error:

error: manjaro-sway: signature from "Jonas Strassel <>" is invalid
error: failed to synchronize all databases (unexpected error)
 -> error refreshing databases - exit status 1

Looks a bit like Error in keyring - Jonas Strassel signature (July 2023 edition) but the proposed solutions did not work for me. E.g. there is no to download as required by Pacman troubleshooting - Manjaro

My set-up: I recently added

SigLevel = PackageRequired
Server =$arch 

to the /etc/pacman.d.

Temporarily, I now switched off this repo again, then I could update the other packages.

Pinging @boredland . Thanks in advance for your support!


You set up a custom repository. The default keys provided by arch/manjaro repos should not work here.

The bug here: 🐛 Signature from "Jonas Strassel <>" is invalid · Issue #644 · manjaro-sway/manjaro-sway · GitHub

It tells you to delete the db signature: sudo rm -f /var/lib/pacman/sync/manjaro-sway.db.sig


My key is in the default keyring. To some extent it isn’t that “unofficial”. Please delete the sig file and report if that doesn’t do the trick.


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