Bug 724972 - gpg-agent does not support utf-8
gpg-agent does not support utf-8
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: pinentry (Show other bugs)
Unspecified Unspecified
unspecified Severity unspecified
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Assigned To: Stanislav Ochotnicky
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: i18n, Patch, Triaged
Depends On: 1030926
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Reported: 2011-07-22 09:17 EDT by Stanislav Ochotnicky
Modified: 2015-02-18 08:35 EST (History)
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Clone Of: 704495
Last Closed: 2015-02-18 08:35:42 EST
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Patch fixing the bug (5.23 KB, patch)
2011-07-22 09:21 EDT, Stanislav Ochotnicky
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Description Stanislav Ochotnicky 2011-07-22 09:17:50 EDT
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #704495 +++

Created attachment 498757 [details]
garbled output from gpg when asking for password

Description of problem:
gnupg2 requires usage of agent to retrieve key passphrase. Console version of this agent doesn't seem to support UTF-8 properly - see the attached screenshot.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
Use gpg on a key which contains non-ascii characters in its name.
Actual results:
The output is garbled

Expected results:
The output is clean.

Additional info:
Detected on ScientificLinux 6 but I guess this is also a case on RHEL.

--- Additional comment from tmraz@redhat.com on 2011-05-13 14:17:14 CEST ---

I do not think this is a bug in the gnupg2. I suppose there is non-utf8 locale set in the gnupg2 agent environment.

Can you call 'unset GPG_AGENT_INFO' before runing the gpg2 command and test it again?

--- Additional comment from tomasz.kepczynski@intel.com on 2011-05-13 18:51:08 CEST ---

I don't think this is a reason:

triss:~> set | grep GPG

But to make sure I am not missing anything, I tried:

triss:~> unset GPG_AGENT_INFO
triss:~> gpg -d ~/pliki/txt/dane.txt.asc

with exactly the same problem as in the screenshot.

And locale for completness:

triss:~> locale

Now, the problem looks very similar to fault in finger, which also garbled UTF-8 output, this was caused by outputting a string byte by byte with putc instead pushing whole string at once to terminal. Maybe this is the case?

--- Additional comment from tmraz@redhat.com on 2011-05-16 07:45:22 CEST ---

What terminal do you use?

--- Additional comment from tomek@jot23.org on 2011-05-16 20:35:54 CEST ---

I can reproduce this on:
- local text console (linux)
- remote linux console (text console + ssh connection)
- local konsole (kde konsole)
- remote konsole (kde konsole + ssh)

konsole identifies itself as xterm (TERM=xterm)

--- Additional comment from tomek@jot23.org on 2011-05-16 20:41:06 CEST ---

I take back local konsole part - in this case dialog box is displayed and my name is displayed correctly.

--- Additional comment from tmraz@redhat.com on 2011-05-16 21:14:21 CEST ---

The terminal output is handled by pinentry.

--- Additional comment from tomek@jot23.org on 2011-05-17 10:17:11 CEST ---

Created attachment 499280 [details]
pinentry-curses garbled output

--- Additional comment from tomek@jot23.org on 2011-05-17 10:18:55 CEST ---

I tried the following in pinentry-curses:

gklab-63-001:~> pinentry-curses
OK Your orders please
option lc-ctype=pl_PL.UTF-8
setdesc ąćęłńóśźżĄĆĘŁŃÓŚŹŻ

which resulted in the attached above screen. This seems to confirm that a problem is in pinentry.

--- Additional comment from sochotni@redhat.com on 2011-07-18 11:10:30 CEST ---

The bug can be reproduced in also in RHEL 6. Thank you for the bugreport.
Comment 1 Stanislav Ochotnicky 2011-07-22 09:21:17 EDT
Created attachment 514695 [details]
Patch fixing the bug

I have prepared a relatively simple patch that solves the problem accoring to my testing. It consists of 2 things:
 1. link against libncursesw
 2. call setlocale(LC_CTYPE, "") before initialising ncurses

I sent the patch upstream for comments
Comment 2 Rex Dieter 2011-07-22 09:51:15 EDT

For posterity, how did you contact upstream?  via bug tracker? mailing list?  in particular, can you include a reference to that contact here?
Comment 3 Stanislav Ochotnicky 2011-07-22 10:29:06 EDT
Sure, forgot to add it to my previous comment:
Comment 4 Daiki Ueno 2011-09-04 23:03:13 EDT
FYI, another fix has been committed in upstream:

Comment 5 Akira TAGOH 2012-02-29 03:41:15 EST
Any chance to backport it? that may be worth considering if the upstream release cycle is too long...
Comment 6 Rex Dieter 2012-02-29 09:38:38 EST
Sure, just need to carve out some time to work on it.
Comment 7 Daiki Ueno 2012-08-12 21:29:46 EDT
New upstream version with the fix has been released last week:
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Comment 9 Fedora Admin XMLRPC Client 2014-07-19 13:59:51 EDT
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database.  Reassigning to the new owner of this component.
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