Package Details: kwrite-root 19.04.2-1

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Package Base: kate-root
Description: Text Editor, patched to be able to run as root
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Licenses: GPL, LGPL, FDL
Provides: kwrite
Submitter: Megver83
Maintainer: Megver83
Last Packager: Megver83
Votes: 13
Popularity: 0.43
First Submitted: 2017-06-02 00:51
Last Updated: 2019-06-16 05:32

Latest Comments

Drommer commented on 2020-01-10 10:31

Version 19.12.1 is available now. You need to change the source to build: "$pkgver/src/$_pkgbase-$pkgver.tar.xz"

jsie commented on 2019-06-10 21:19

I upload a working patch to pastebin if someone wants to adapt this Package or to build it from source (

Megver83 commented on 2019-01-31 02:15

@victorbrca why are you running gpg with sudo?

hardyh commented on 2019-01-12 13:00

I can't import the key/install that package, I am also having the gpg problem.

victorbrca commented on 2018-09-12 20:10

I'm not able to import the keys anymore:

==> Verifying source file signatures with gpg...
    kate-18.04.0.tar.xz ... FAILED (unknown public key DBD2CE893E2D1C87)
    0001-Defuse-root-block.patch ... FAILED (unknown public key 227CA7C556B2BA78)

I can download and sign Christoph's key, but that does nothing to the install:

sudo gpg --receive-keys DBD2CE893E2D1C87
gpg: key DBD2CE893E2D1C87: "Christoph Feck <>" not changed
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg:              unchanged: 1

sudo gpg --lsign DBD2CE893E2D1C87

pub  rsa2048/DBD2CE893E2D1C87
     created: 2017-06-27  expires: never       usage: SC  
     trust: unknown       validity: unknown
sub  rsa2048/C714D46F0AB88BAA
     created: 2017-06-27  expires: never       usage: E   
[ unknown] (1). Christoph Feck <>

gpg: no default secret key: No secret key

Key not changed so no update needed.

But I cannot download David's key:

sudo gpg --receive-keys 227CA7C556B2BA78
gpg: keyserver receive failed: No data

theforeigner commented on 2018-08-17 16:39

This package needs updating to the latest one.

Besides that, I tried adapting the PKGBUILD to 18.08.0 but patch the .diff-files fail as they no longer seem compatible with the latest release.

playenball commented on 2018-04-24 07:17

Updated PKGBUILD for 18.04.0

Megver83 commented on 2017-08-20 03:19

@simona, first of all you have to give the output in *english* by running:

$ LANG=C command

As I can see, your problem seems obvious, you haven't imported the keys.

$ gpg --receive-keys 3A6A4DB839EAA6D7

simona commented on 2017-08-17 17:20

==> Validazione delle firme dei sorgenti con gpg in corso...
kate-17.04.2.tar.xz ... NON RIUSCITO (chiave pubblica sconosciuta 3A6A4DB839EAA6D7)