7.160. pinentry

Updated pinentry packages that fix two bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The pinentry packages contain a collection of simple personal identification number (PIN) or password entry dialogs, which utilize the Assuan protocol as described by the Project Aegypten. The pinentry packages also contain the command line version of the PIN entry dialog.

Bug Fixes

Due to an auto-detection problem, the pinentry wrapper in some cases attempted to launch the pinentry-gtk program even if it was not installed. The pinentry wrapper has been updated, and the problem no longer occurs.
Due to lack of UTF-8 support, the output description text got scrambled when the "pinentry getpin" command was used. The same problem could occur when using the GNU Privacy Guard utility that called the "pinentry getpin" command on a key containing non-ASCII characters in its name. To fix this bug, proper UTF-8 translation has been performed, and the pinentry-curses binary file has been compiled against the ncursesw library, which contains wide character support. As a result, the output text is now correct.
Users of pinentry are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs.