[Solved] Keyman 11 Install failed on Linux Mint


I’m running Linux Mint 19.1 Cinnamon 4.0.9, kernel 4.15.0-45-generic, on a 32-bit machine. I tried installing Keyman 11 with sudo add-apt-repository ppa:keymanapp/keyman and got

You are about to add the following PPA:
Keyman 11 https://www.keyman.com/11
More info: https://launchpad.net/~keymanapp/+archive/ubuntu/keyman
Press Enter to continue or Ctrl+C to cancel

and when I pressed Enter,

Executing: /tmp/apt-key-gpghome.wxYeFcs6i5/gpg.1.sh --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 6E03419649971F1382CE4AF4B033BBD612B4B657
gpg: keyserver receive failed: Server indicated a failure

I assumed Mint to be similar enough to Ubuntu that it would work. Wrong?


Hi @Barry
Are you able to add other PPA’s?
Sounds like several people on the linuxmint forum are experiencing the GPG issue with other PPA’s.

It’ll take me a while to create a Linux Mint 19.1 VM to see if I can replicate your issue.


This is the first PPA I’ve tried to add. Everything else just from Software Manager.


darcy, thank you for the link to Mint topic 284172. I posted there that this problem still exists, and one of the Mint developers replied with a work-around, and a note that he has fixed the problem for Mint 19.2, when that is released.


For reference, the workaround is:

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkps://keyserver.ubuntu.com:443 --receive-keys 6E03419649971F1382CE4AF4B033BBD612B4B657