pinentry-curses on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)

Last updated: October 03,2023

1. Install pinentry-curses package

Learn how to install pinentry-curses package:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install pinentry-curses

2. Uninstall / Remove pinentry-curses package

Please follow the instructions below to uninstall pinentry-curses package:

sudo apt remove pinentry-curses
sudo apt autoclean && sudo apt autoremove

3. Details of pinentry-curses package

Package: pinentry-curses
Priority: optional
Section: utils
Installed-Size: 86
Maintainer: Ubuntu Developers
Original-Maintainer: Debian GnuPG Maintainers
Architecture: amd64
Source: pinentry
Version: 0.9.7-3
Provides: pinentry
Depends: libassuan0 (>= 2.0.1), libc6 (>= 2.14), libgpg-error0 (>= 1.14), libncursesw5 (>= 6), libtinfo5 (>= 6)
Suggests: pinentry-doc
Filename: pool/main/p/pinentry/pinentry-curses_0.9.7-3_amd64.deb
Size: 31226
MD5sum: 91cd08be74aca2054d5622933c30d898
SHA1: cf7ea147a08f100399f1d93046d2787bcada0320
SHA256: 054575b17d611875799895a99c045461b0c15dd87041809ebc2d96000c75d3aa
Description-en: curses-based PIN or pass-phrase entry dialog 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 dialog
using the curses tool kit, meaning that it is useful for users
working in text mode without the X Window System. There are sibling
packages that implement PIN entry dialogs that use an X tool kit. If
you install any of the graphical packages then this package is not
necessary because the sibling packages automatically fall back to
text mode if X is not active.
Description-md5: 40c3b46e5e326523fcd237c6508519bf
Enhances: gnupg-agent
Origin: Ubuntu
Supported: 5y
Task: ubuntu-desktop, mail-server, ubuntu-usb, edubuntu-desktop, edubuntu-usb, mythbuntu-desktop, ubuntu-gnome-desktop, ubuntukylin-desktop