BAD signature

Rolf Niepraschk Rolf.Niepraschk at
Fri Apr 17 12:45:53 CEST 2020

I tested the german CTAN server this morning and yesterday morning with

sudo -i tlmgr --location update --all

The result was
/usr/local/texlive/2020/bin/x86_64-linux/tlmgr: signature verification
error of
cryptographic signature verification of
failed. Output was:
gpg: Signature made Thu Apr 16 01:57:39 2020 CEST
gpg:                using RSA key 4CE1877E19438C70
gpg: BAD signature from "TeX Live Distribution <tex-live at>"

Please try from a different mirror and/or wait a few minutes
and try again; usually this is because of transient updates.
If problems persist, feel free to report to texlive at

In contrast, the following works without problems:

sudo -i tlmgr --location
update --all


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