How to Install and Uninstall pinentry-tty Package on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)

Last updated: April 23,2024

1. Install "pinentry-tty" package

This tutorial shows how to install pinentry-tty on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)

$ sudo apt update $ sudo apt install pinentry-tty

2. Uninstall "pinentry-tty" package

Please follow the guidelines below to uninstall pinentry-tty on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):

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

3. Information about the pinentry-tty package on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)

Package: pinentry-tty
Priority: optional
Section: universe/utils
Installed-Size: 75
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)
Suggests: pinentry-doc
Filename: pool/universe/p/pinentry/pinentry-tty_0.9.7-3_amd64.deb
Size: 27468
MD5sum: 2515a953fae43a34ec4ef9cb8f9fcdfa
SHA1: 51fcded13d3e3701683f0e25cfb1a849608a329b
SHA256: 57115b21756a8698c0887cdd32eaea686fe906527d3c9af50746a11010094a36
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
Enhances: gnupg-agent
Origin: Ubuntu