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Bug 445276 - mail-client/alpine-2.20.10 - Version bump request.
Summary: mail-client/alpine-2.20.10 - Version bump request.
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal enhancement (vote)
Assignee: Net-Mail Packages
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-11-29 23:50 UTC by Ivan S. Titov
Modified: 2017-11-24 08:36 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

See Also:
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

ebuild for alpine 2.10 (alpine-2.10.ebuild,1.83 KB, text/plain)
2013-04-03 12:25 UTC, Robert G. Siebeck
alpine-2.11.ebuild (alpine-2.11.ebuild,1.83 KB, text/plain)
2014-04-25 09:44 UTC, Robert G. Siebeck
alpine-2.20.ebuild (alpine-2.20.ebuild,1.81 KB, text/plain)
2015-01-18 13:15 UTC, Robert G. Siebeck
alpine-2.20.10.ebuld (alpine-2.20.10.ebuild,1.93 KB, text/plain)
2015-12-27 20:06 UTC, Robert G. Siebeck
alpine-2.20.12.ebuild (alpine-2.20.12.ebuild,2.09 KB, text/plain)
2016-04-18 17:36 UTC, Robert G. Siebeck
alpine-2.20.13.ebuild (alpine-2.20.13.ebuild,2.08 KB, text/plain)
2016-07-25 22:23 UTC, Robert G. Siebeck

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Description Ivan S. Titov 2012-11-29 23:50:54 UTC
Please bump mail-client/alpine-2.01
Patches and sources are at

Reproducible: Always
Comment 1 Steve Herber 2013-01-16 23:32:27 UTC
Please bump to 2.10.  Thank you.

[Alpine-info] Alpine 2.10 Released!
Eduardo Chappa chappa at
Tue Jan 15 08:30:55 PST 2013

Dear Alpine Community,

After four years of the last release of Alpine, and given that the
re-alpine project has not advanced much since then, I am gathering part of
my work in patches for Alpine and releasing version 2.10 of Alpine. This
work is released under the Apache License 2.0. In order to build you will
need OpenSSL 1.0 or above.

Links to the source code and Windows binaries are:

Source Code

Windows Binary:

This new version includes most of the bug fixes reported in public forums
to date, as well as new features.

Additions include:

* Quota report for IMAP folders that support it (press the "@" command in
the index screen of such folder).
* Search a folder for the content of any header with the ";" command.
* Foreign characters are decoded correctly in IMAP folder names.
* Question about breaking connection to slow servers includes their name.
* Internal x-alpine-help: resource locator for sending links to internal
* OpenSuse: Alpine find location of OpenSSL certificates.
* Cygwin: Alpine builds without need of patch.
* Recognition of proper mime type for docx, xlsx, and pptx files.
* When composing a message, Alpine will create a new thread when the
subject is erased.
* Add support for strong encryption of password file when S/MIME is built

Bugs that have been addressed include:

* Alpine will close a folder after confirming with user their intention
and not reopen it.
* Double allocation of memory in Pico.
* Alpine does not give warning of message sent and posted upon receipt
by email of message posted in newsgroup.
* Handling of STYLE html parameter may make Alpine not display the
content of a message.
* Not recognition of environment variables in some options.
* Not display of login prompt during initial keystrokes.
* justification of long urls breaks them.
* Incorrect New Mail message when envelope is not available.
* Inorrect display of PREFDATE, PREFDATETIME and PREFTIME tokens.
* Crash when resizing the screen after display of LDAP search.
* Crash when redrawing screen while opening a remote folder collection.
* Infinite loop in scrolltool function during notification of new mail.
* No repaint of the screen was done when the SMARTDATE token is used in
the index screen after midnight.
* No display of signed and encrypted S/MIME messages.
* Alpine will not build with OpenSSL.
* Crash for double locking in calls to c-client.
* Bad recognition of mime-encoded text may make Alpine not print the
subject of a message.
* Ignore the references header when threading messages
* No update of colors in index screen after update to addressbook.

I will be shifting my development efforts by releasing updates to Alpine
in the future. I have integrated some of the old patches - mainly bug
fixes - and will be adding more in the future, while at the same time I
will need to modify Alpine so I can integrate other projects in the

As an added bonus, there are some new spinners for your amusement when
Alpine takes too long to complete an operation.

In terms of versioning, I intend to number versions so that these do not
collide with the efforts in the re-alpine project. In that way it will be
easy to figure out which software has a bug when it is reported.

Please test it and let me know any problems that you find with it.

Thank you.

Comment 2 Robert G. Siebeck 2013-04-03 12:25:50 UTC
Created attachment 344210 [details]
ebuild for alpine 2.10

I modified the old 2.0-r5 ebuild to build alpine 2.10 (see attachment). It works for me on amd64.
Comment 3 Ivan S. Titov 2013-08-22 23:51:30 UTC
In the mean time version 2.11 is here...
Comment 4 Robert G. Siebeck 2014-04-25 09:44:39 UTC
Created attachment 375654 [details]

Here's an ebuild for alpine 2.11, successfully tested on amd64.
Comment 5 Robert G. Siebeck 2015-01-18 13:15:02 UTC
Created attachment 394258 [details]

Alpine 2.20 was released in the last days (see Attached is an ebuild for the new version. Tested on amd64.
Comment 6 Erik Quaeghebeur 2015-07-07 08:01:43 UTC
Source code at

Current most recent patchlevel seems to be 2.20.8
Comment 7 Oleh 2015-12-27 11:00:42 UTC
2.20.10 out.
Comment 8 Robert G. Siebeck 2015-12-27 20:06:22 UTC
Created attachment 420956 [details]

Here's an ebuild for alpine 2.20.10 which builds and runs fine on amd64.
Comment 9 Robert G. Siebeck 2016-04-18 17:36:22 UTC
Created attachment 431156 [details]

ebuild for Alpine 2.20.12. Tested on amd64.

I couldn't test USE="topal" because of bug #574678.
Comment 10 Robert G. Siebeck 2016-07-25 22:23:34 UTC
Created attachment 441556 [details]

Here's an ebuild for the new version 2.20.13 released 2 days ago.
Comment 11 Byron Stanoszek 2017-09-20 21:53:46 UTC
Please bump to 2.21, released March 17 2017.
Comment 12 Larry the Git Cow gentoo-dev 2017-11-24 08:36:33 UTC
The bug has been closed via the following commit(s):

commit 1ff347c9b83bdc135746d9f374c4657fdf2560d2
Author:     robert <>
AuthorDate: 2017-11-19 14:02:37 +0000
Commit:     Amy Liffey <>
CommitDate: 2017-11-24 08:33:53 +0000

    mail-client/alpine: bump to version 2.21

 mail-client/alpine/Manifest           |  1 +
 mail-client/alpine/alpine-2.21.ebuild | 86 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 mail-client/alpine/metadata.xml       |  8 ++++
 3 files changed, 95 insertions(+)