Brave-ring public key not installed

Fedora 32

Hi All,

First off, I apologize for the bolded text. I have not figured out how to turn it off yet.

I can not install “brave-keyring” as DNF fails it for the Public keyring missing:

“Public key for brave-keyring-1.8-1.noarch.rpm is not installed”

dnf install brave-keyring

Last metadata expiration check: 0:00:41 ago on Tue 21 Apr 2020 12:15:59 AM PDT.
Dependencies resolved.

Package Arch Version
Repository Size

noarch 1.8-1 brave-browser-rpm-release.s3.brave.com_x86_64_ 11 k

Transaction Summary

Install 1 Package

Total download size: 11 k
Installed size: 11 k
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Downloading Packages:
brave-keyring-1.8-1.noarch.rpm 52 kB/s | 11 kB 00:00

Total 51 kB/s | 11 kB 00:00
warning: /var/cache/dnf/brave-browser-rpm-release.s3.brave.com_x86_64_-d55d330619c02b48/packages/brave-keyring-1.8-1.noarch.rpm: Header V4 RSA/SHA512 Signature, key ID 82d3dc6c: NOKEY
Public key for brave-keyring-1.8-1.noarch.rpm is not installed
The downloaded packages were saved in cache until the next successful transaction.
You can remove cached packages by executing ‘dnf clean packages’.
Error: GPG check FAILED

Ed over on the Fedora list helped me figure this out. The key is not overwriting and have to be manually removed first.

Here is my notes on the subject:

Brave Browser: Public Key error:

Fedora 32+


If you are receiving the following error trying to
install/upgrade Brave Browser:

Public key for brave-keyring-1.8-1.noarch.rpm
is not installed

And you did install it with:

# rpm --import

Then you have to manually remove the key and reinstall it:

  1. find the key:
    $ rpm --import rpm -e gpg-pubkey-c2d4e821-5d13a788

  2. remove the key:
    # rpm -e gpg-pubkey-c2d4e821-5d13a788

  3. reinstall the key:
    # rpm --import

  4. verify it was reinstalled:
    # rpm -qa --qf '%{VERSION}-%{RELEASE} %{SUMMARY}\n' gpg-pubkey* | grep -i brave c2d4e821-5e7252b8 Brave Software <> public key

Then go ahead and (re)install Brave Browser

This just happened to me on a Fedora 30 server. Same fix action was applied

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