Package Details: alpine 2.20-3

Git Clone URL: (read-only)
Package Base: alpine
Description: Apache licensed PINE mail user agent
Upstream URL:
Licenses: Apache
Conflicts: pine, re-alpine
Provides: pine
Replaces: pine
Submitter: anrxc
Maintainer: kyak
Last Packager: kyak
Votes: 25
Popularity: 0.666869
First Submitted: 2013-01-29 22:28
Last Updated: 2015-09-20 09:26

Dependencies (6)

  • gettext
  • krb5
  • libldap
  • aspell (optional) – for spell-checking support
  • hunspell (optional) – for spell-checking support
  • topal (optional) – glue program that links GnuPG and alpine

Required by (0)

Sources (4)

Latest Comments

acharis commented on 2016-10-22 15:30

Can someone host this? I can't get to and I get 404 from

kyak commented on 2016-02-11 15:00

It builds just fine here.

As for availability, you might try to download the source from one of the comments below - someone hosted it.

krprescott commented on 2016-02-11 14:42

The site has some sort of a routing problem. I am a Mediacom cable customer and I cannot reach the site at all from there, but I can reach it from AWS, and TWC. I can also reach it from other places I have account access too. I have told Mediacom about this several times, but they claim it is a Comcast problem and they don't fix it.

krprescott commented on 2016-02-11 14:40

It seems like alpine will no longer compile on my arch system. I have a up-to-date system and when I try to make the package, I get about 4,000 lines of errors in maildir.h and maildir.c. There are so many I don't know where to start debugging. I have all the depends installed on my system.

jhubbard commented on 2015-11-20 08:04

To answer an earlier question, here's a patch that I've been using for a couple years, in order to make [re-]alpine save passwords. It would be nice if this were the default, IMHO. Credit: someone in the community, I don't recall who, pointed out this option, years ago:

1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/PKGBUILD b/PKGBUILD
index f5ebc15..1ebf0dc 100644
@@ -41,7 +41,7 @@ build() {

# Configure Alpine
LIBS+="-lpam -lkrb5 -lcrypto" ./configure --prefix=/usr \
- --without-passfile --without-tcl --disable-shared \
+ --with-passfile=.pine-passfile --without-tcl --disable-shared \
--with-system-pinerc=/etc/${pkgname}.d/pine.conf \


jhubbard commented on 2015-11-20 07:52

Hello there, the site is totally not responding for me. Here's a hacked up patch (it's not great, because it skips the all-patch.gz entirely), but it does get me up and running on the 2.20-3 version. This is meant more for inspiration than as an actual fix, but anyway:

PKGBUILD | 15 ++++++++++-----
1 file changed, 10 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)

diff --git a/PKGBUILD b/PKGBUILD
index f5ebc15..ccb64d7 100644
@@ -17,13 +17,18 @@ provides=("pine")
conflicts=("pine" "re-alpine")
+# is apparently off-line. Use instead:
+ #${pkgname}/patches/${pkgname}-${pkgver}/all.patch.gz
- "e5dc1147886b2f425765abaa076e6b89"
+ #"043b67666af73b26f9627ad97e2aaf92"
+ #"e5dc1147886b2f425765abaa076e6b89"

@@ -33,7 +38,7 @@ build() {

# User compile time patches
# - Eduardo Chappa patches
- patch -p1 < ../all.patch
+ #patch -p1 < ../all.patch
# - Phil Brooke patches (optional topal support)
#patch -p1 < ../topal-1.patch
#patch -p1 < ../topal-2.patch

kyak commented on 2015-09-30 15:17

All of these can be added, if you:
- Try out the option yourself (i don't have IPv6, neither i save passwords).
- Make sure these options don't break existsing users' experience.
- Suggest the patch.

lagagnon commented on 2015-09-29 21:39

Does not seem to be compiled with the option to save and remember passwords? At least it does not work for me. Could this be added possibly? Thanks...

grawity commented on 2015-09-25 14:10

Curious if this could be built with IPv6 support?

kyak commented on 2015-09-20 09:27

Thanks for the heads up! Updated.

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