Overcome a bug to add unofficial repos in arch

By | 23rd December 2014

I was struggling to add an unofficial repo for amd catalyst. When I tried to add the key I get a strange error. “connecting to dirmngr failed” simplest hack to solve it is to give the following command from root.

sudo -i dirmngr < /dev/null

this will create necessary stuff for gpg. after the pacman-key -r key-id will work.

Source: https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/42798