Can't add the PHP repository!

When i hit enter after typing the command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ondrej/php

My terminal keeps loading for like 5-10 minutes, after this wait, it asks for the confirmation but when i hit enter to confirm the following error comes up: Error: retrieving gpg key timed out.

Hi @Lucas1880 and welcome.

The command to add the PHP Repository normally responds instantly. What you’re describing isn’t something I’ve ever experienced. But If I were to take an educated guess, I’d suspect one of two things. Try looking into both of these leads:

  1. The Repo was unavailable at the time of your request
  2. Your firewall may be restricting all external connections

Alternatively, if you don’t get anywhere with those then you might want to try a Q&A site more qualified to answer Linux enquiries:

Thank you very much for your reply, I will check if that works as soon as possible! And congrats for your content it’s the best I could find until now
Edit: the repository is unavailable at the time, i swapped my source list to another one with php 7.2 and skipped the repository adding step

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