How to Install and Uninstall pinentry-tty Package on Ubuntu 21.10 (Impish Indri)

Last updated: April 13,2024

1. Install "pinentry-tty" package

Please follow the instructions below to install pinentry-tty on Ubuntu 21.10 (Impish Indri)

$ sudo apt update $ sudo apt install pinentry-tty

2. Uninstall "pinentry-tty" package

This guide let you learn how to uninstall pinentry-tty on Ubuntu 21.10 (Impish Indri):

$ sudo apt remove pinentry-tty $ sudo apt autoclean && sudo apt autoremove

3. Information about the pinentry-tty package on Ubuntu 21.10 (Impish Indri)

Package: pinentry-tty
Architecture: amd64
Version: 1.1.1-1
Multi-Arch: foreign
Priority: optional
Section: universe/utils
Source: pinentry
Origin: Ubuntu
Maintainer: Ubuntu Developers
Original-Maintainer: Debian GnuPG Maintainers
Installed-Size: 77
Provides: pinentry
Depends: libassuan0 (>= 2.1.0), libc6 (>= 2.33), libgpg-error0 (>= 1.16)
Suggests: pinentry-doc
Enhances: gnupg-agent
Filename: pool/universe/p/pinentry/pinentry-tty_1.1.1-1_amd64.deb
Size: 27984
MD5sum: 38b010c8b9572bf5400bb94350a0e31c
SHA1: 1059501c2d9f4c86e60d21232c9589119a91f571
SHA256: 57871935282d8bc276289cf0d024f117b1997be9aa105f4073ba08213c739dfa
SHA512: e19d785bbbe852e3143f3caea7cc5b5f36968dad5d2ac9921ebe13ba82600257d14c0971316aa3d12201a64b14b298cfeb776a27edfed2203982f1f226a36510
Description-en: minimal dumb-terminal PIN or pass-phrase entry for GnuPG
This package contains a program that allows for secure entry of PINs or
pass phrases. That means it tries to take care that the entered
information is not swapped to disk or temporarily stored anywhere.
This functionality is particularly useful for entering pass phrases
when using encryption software such as GnuPG or e-mail clients using
the same. It uses an open protocol and is therefore not tied to
particular software.
The program contained in this package implements a PIN entry prompt
that interacts directly with the controlling terminal. It has
minimal dependencies, meaning that it is useful for users working
with dumb terminals or similarly constrained environments. There are
sibling packages that implement PIN entry dialogs that use curses for
friendlier text-mode inputs on non-dumb terminals, and other sibling
packages that provide PIN entry dialogs using an X tool kit.
Description-md5: fb1b5491849b43150afbc7d00b1d4d4f