How to remove 'Chaotic AUR' from system?

The title says it all. I am new to linux and installed Chaotic AUR (following the instruction on the website) on a fluke. Now I realized I don’t need that. Could somebody please tell me how to remove it in a clean way?


Hi @sureshs2004,

AFAIK it’s as easy as deleting the relevant section from /etc/pacman.conf.

If I’m wrong, someone please feel free to correct me.


Won’t I have to do anythong for these previous states?

I’m checking as we speak.

I see the keys can be deleted, but to do that we need to know which one to delete. To see which ones are installed, run:

pacman-key --list-keys

That’ll give you a list of currently installed keys.

And the rest is plain guesswork, so might be wrong and carries no guarantees!!!

I’m guessing the chaotic-aur signature will look something like this:

pub   rsa4096 2021-04-05 [SC] [expires: 2023-04-05]
uid           [  full  ] Nico Jensch (Chaotic-AUR birdrepo builder) <>
sub   rsa4096 2021-04-05 [E] [expires: 2023-04-05]

So I’m guessing they key can be deleted as follows:

pacman-key --delete 3FFA0B5E092ED4095E26F69B8ADB4AEC585061CF

I don’t know for certain, though. This is just guesswork!

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Nico Jensch is also a packager of several aur packages, tho. Does it matter regarding his key used there?

Edit: honest question. Do people reuse one or two of their keys to upload their apps to aur?

Thanks! I didn’t install any AUR app, so it was the only key with his name, so …

I’m guessing not, since the AUR is not the Chaotic-AUR…

You missed the part about the packages:

sudo pacman -Rns chaotic-keyring chaotic-mirrorlist

And then since we messed with mirrors a database refresh is required (which means a sync/upgrade is as well)…

sudo pacman-mirrors -f && sudo pacman -Syyu

(I included pacman-mirrors sorting here, even if it is not necessary, because … why not)

@sureshs2004 @Mirdarthos


Well, that wasn’t too bad for guessing then…

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