Hello people! I am running Manjaro 18.0.0 w/ Kernel 4.19.6 on a new-ish Intel notebook.
First of all, I know I kinda f'ed up. Trying to recover the system currently.
I was doing a update for the first time in a few months and for some reason the pc rebooted during the update. It booted without any running service so I just rebooted it again (this one took some time) and tried to update.
After rebooting got a PGP error for every package. I was following the forum carelessly and found a series of commands link
The problem is that I removed the gnupg, but I was still unable to use pacman-Sy, so now I could not reinstall it.
I tried compiling gnupg from source, but I needed libreadline.so.7, while I have libreadline.so.8 at the system. I tried creating a link with ln, the install progressed but failed at another point (dirmngr).
After making the link the error with pacman -Sy changed too. Now for anything I try to install through Pacman the process fails to download required keys ("key ABC123 could not be looked up remotely")
sudo pacman-key --init does not have an output.
sudo pacman-key --refresh-keys fails: "gpg: connecting dirmngr at '/etc/pacman.d/gnupg/S.dirmngr' failed: IPC connect call failed
I am currently at a loss, I'd love to be able to restore this system to a functional state. Any help is welcome.
I do have a bootable usb for manjaro 18.0.0 in hand, if that could help.