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I'm trying to install the ncurses5-compat-libs package, but cannot because of the following problems.

What I tried:

1. yay ncurses5-compat-libs

There are 2 types of errors:

  • Checking Y and to add the key, results in the error message below

    gpg: keyserver receive failed: Permission denied ==> Error: Problem importing keys

  • Checking N to not add the key produces

    ==> Verifying source file signatures with gpg... ncurses-6.1.tar.gz ... FAILED (unknown public key 702353E0F7E48EDB) ==> ERROR: One or more PGP signatures could not be verified! Error downloading sources: ncurses5-compat-libs

2. sudo gpg --recv-keys C52048C0C0748FEE227D47A2702353E0F7E48EDB

I've tried to add the key manually, but it didn't work.

3. sudo gpg --recv-keys 702353E0F7E48EDB

Also I've tried to add it manually, but it didn't work

4. yay -S --noconfirm --needed ncurses5-compat-libs

5. Trying to follow this forum

6. I've tried to clone the repository by hand by following

git clone http://aur.archlinux.org/ncurses5-compat-libs.git 
cd ncurses5-compat-libs
sudo gpg --recv-keys C52048C0C0748FEE227D47A2702353E0F7E48EDB
makepkg -sic
cd ..
sudo rm -r ncurses5-compat-libs

This leaves me back from where I started...

==> Verifying source file signatures with gpg...
    ncurses-6.1.tar.gz ... FAILED (unknown public key 702353E0F7E48EDB)
==> ERROR: One or more PGP signatures could not be verified!
Error downloading sources: ncurses5-compat-libs

Does anyone have any idea how to fix this problem?

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  • What is the output of gpg --recv-keys C52048C0C0748FEE227D47A2702353E0F7E48EDB?
    – Devon
    Mar 18, 2020 at 10:33
  • gpg: key 702353E0F7E48EDB: 174 signatures not checked due to missing keys gpg: key 702353E0F7E48EDB: public key "Thomas Dickey <dickey@invisible-island.net>" imported gpg: no ultimately trusted keys found gpg: Total number processed: 1 gpg: imported: 1
    – Mircea
    Mar 18, 2020 at 15:36
  • This looks like the import was successful. If it still doesn’t work leave a comment on the AUR page.
    – Devon
    Mar 18, 2020 at 17:56

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I had the same problem and tried everything you did with the same results. I almost lost hope until I found bickman2k's comment at https://aur.archlinux.org:

If you are having trouble importing the key, try the following command: gpg --keyserver keys.gnupg.net --recv-keys 702353E0F7E48EDB

That worked for me

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