bad signatures preventing TL2020 update

AC achirvasub at
Sun May 3 12:31:59 CEST 2020

As of this morning (~6 AM EST, Sun, May 3) attempts to update with 

tlmgr update --self --all

results in the following type of error:

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signature verification error of /axiomatic/data/texlive/2020/tlpkg/texlive.tlpdb.fbf22200f2de81d918aad63c374280dc from cryptographic signature verification of
failed. Output was:
gpg: Signature made Fri 01 May 2020 07:58:00 PM EDT
gpg:                using RSA key 4CE1877E19438C70
gpg: BAD signature from "TeX Live Distribution <tex-live at>" [ultimate]

Please try from a different mirror and/or wait a few minutes
and try again; usually this is because of transient updates.
If problems persist, feel free to report to texlive at

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The same happens with other mirrors, such as


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