Installing Archive Keyring on Debian/Ubuntu

Keeping your server's package sources secure is essential. Learn how to install and maintain the debsuryorg-archive-keyring package to securely manage the APT repositories on your Debian or Ubuntu system.

Introduction to Repositories provides newer versions of PHP and related packages for Debian and Ubuntu systems through its repositories. To ensure the authenticity of these packages, it is crucial to have the GPG key properly installed and managed on your system. This is facilitated by the debsuryorg-archive-keyring package.

Why Update the Archive Keyring?

Regular updates of the debsuryorg-archive-keyring ensure that the GPG keys are up to date, which helps in avoiding issues related to expired keys that can disrupt your system's package management.

Step-by-Step Installation Guide

Follow these steps to install the archive keyring on your Debian or Ubuntu system.

1. Add the Repository

Before installing the keyring, add the repository to your system's sources list. Open a terminal and execute the following command:

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb $(lsb_release -sc) main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/php.list'

2. Download the Keyring Package

You can download the latest version of the debsuryorg-archive-keyring package directly from the repository:

wget -O sury.gpg

3. Install the Downloaded Package

Install the downloaded GPG key by running:

sudo apt-key add sury.gpg

4. Update Package Lists

After the key is added, update your package list to reflect the new changes:

sudo apt update

Maintaining the Keyring

It is important to periodically check and update the debsuryorg-archive-keyring to ensure the integrity and security of the repository. This can typically be done through the package manager itself:

sudo apt install --only-upgrade debsuryorg-archive-keyring

Common Issues and Troubleshooting

Discusses common issues like expired GPG keys, and how to troubleshoot them by reinstalling or updating the keyring package.


Managing the GPG keys through debsuryorg-archive-keyring is a best practice that enhances the security of your Debian or Ubuntu systems. Regular updates ensure that you have the latest keys avoiding any disruptions in your system’s package management.

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