I use Manjaro since the 0.8.xx version. So basically almost from the beginning, I swithced from Ubuntu in 2012. There is never be a problem like this for ages. But about 2 years ago it started doing this “key-problem”. First it seems it just a little “bug”. It happened very rarely, once or twice. But nowadays EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. I perform update there is always errors. Few times it was IMPOSSIBLE to solve it, and I have to download the .iso of the new version, make boot media from it, and install it from scratch!
And there is not just this key-thingy, few times after an update, when I reboot -or turn off and turn on the next day- my computer, the system not started. I can’t even get a command prompt, and I have to delete the whole system, and reinstall it. (I did not lose any personal data, because I plugged the HDD to another computer and can save them.) This was the worst that ever happened to me, using any Linux.
So, why I didn’t switch to another linux?
I have an old hardware, newer linux variants are extremely slow (IMO, because of those fancy looking CPU hungry, nonsense, useless programs and desktops) and thats the reason I need to use lightweight Linux. I find Manjaro performs the best, and it has got all programs that I ever need, by default. And I was very happy with my Manajro for years. But now…It’s getting worse with every update.
Now I always update manually, and set the update check frequency as long as possible.
And it seems, it’s a big problem, and causing bugs, like Jonathon said in the previous post.
I think this is not really the fault of the user if someone “skip” an update.
I think it is a SERIOUS BUG in this whole rolling release system then!
My few questions are:
WHY nobody fix this issue with the rolling release system (IF the problem is really that…)?
Or, why Manjaro can not update those keys automatically, why we need to do this manually?
So, Manjaro does not perform key database update, or why, if I not “skip” and update, this bug not come out, but if I don’t update all the time this bug happens?
Something quite not right here…
P.S.1: Right now, because of curiosity, I get my old laptop that I use very rarely (approx. once in every 2-3 month). It has Manjaro 17.0.2 on it and I tried to update that. Same thing, error with keys.
I realized after executed the first command, those packages (archlinux-keyring manjaro-keyring) DOESN’T EVEN EXIST ON THAT SYSTEM, it was never installed…
Now, how about that!?