topal - Links Pine and GnuPG together

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Universe i386
Package name topal
Package version 75
Package release 2
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 1.54 KB
Download size 515.25 KB
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Topal is yet another program that links GnuPG and Pine/Alpine.  It
offers facilities to encrypt, decrypt, sign, and verify messages.
Multiple PGP blocks included in the text of a message are processed.
Decryption and verification output can be cached to reduce the
number of times the passphrase is entered.  RFC2015/3156 multipart
messages can be sent and received with help from some scripts,
procmail, and a patch to Pine/Alpine.  It includes basic support for
verifying S/MIME multipart/signed messages.  There is a remote
sending mode for reading email on a distant computer via SSH with
secret keys on the local computer.  There is a high level of


Package Version Architecture Repository
topal_75-2_amd64.deb 75 amd64 Ubuntu Universe
topal - - -


Name Value
gnupg -
less -
libc6 >= 2.4
libgcc1 >= 1:4.1.1
libgnat-4.9 >= 4.9.0-1ubuntu5
libreadline6 >= 6.0


Type URL
Binary Package topal_75-2_i386.deb
Source Package topal

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install topal deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install topal




2014-07-22 - Phil Brooke <>
topal (75-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Remove metamail from suggests list.  (Closes: #665090.)
* Update to gnat-4.9.  (Closes: #751697.)
* Bump standards-version to 3.9.5.
* Add dpkg-buildflags.
* Add debian/source/format.
* Add an override re: the mime-tool source.  This is a bug to be
fixed upstream, then the override can be removed.
2012-02-27 - Phil Brooke <>
topal (75-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
* Bump standards-version to 3.9.3.
* Bump gnat version to 4.6.
2011-07-04 - Phil Brooke <>
topal (74-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
* Bump standards-version to 3.9.2.
* Upstream documentation changes:
* No longer need weblint.
* Uses some texlive packages instead.
* Remove LaTeX aux files in clean target.
* Updated debian/docs.
* Rename and convert Changelog.html to text.
* Added build-arch and build-indep targets.
2010-03-01 - Phil Brooke <>
topal (72-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
2010-02-06 - Phil Brooke <>
topal (70-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
* Bump gnat version to 4.4.
* Change architecture to any (to match gnat-4.4).
(Closes: #568453, #542420).
* Bump standards version to 3.8.4.
* Add ${misc:Depends} to Depends.
* Topal no longer uses tofrodos.
2009-06-27 - Phil Brooke <>
topal (68-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
* Bump standards-version to 3.8.2.
* Bump debian/compat to 6 and build-depends on debhelper.	
* Now refer to GPL-3 common licence, not GPL.
* Adjust dates in copyright notice.
* Alpine patch names have changed slightly in upstream: so
update debian/rules.
2008-07-18 - Phil Brooke <>
topal (62-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.  This includes the necessary upstream work
to make it work properly again.
* Move from contrib to main (Alpine is in main).
* Fix standards-version to 3.8.0.
* Update gnat dependency and add more architectures.
* Update debian/compat.
* Update description.
* Update copyright file.
* Update depends/recommends/suggests.
* Patches are installed in their own directory.
2005-09-11 - Phil Brooke <>
topal ( unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
* Added missing upstream file: pine-4.60-patch.
* Changed build dependencies on libreadline (closes: #326276).
* Bumped standards-version to 3.6.2.
* Fixed broken email address in changelog entry (0.6.4-3).
* Updated FSF postal address in copyright.
* Changed prerm and postinst to refer to /bin/bash not /bin/sh.
2003-12-10 - Phil Brooke <>
topal ( unstable; urgency=low
* Set priority to `optional'.
2003-12-10 - Phil Brooke <>
topal ( unstable; urgency=low
* Moved from GNAT 3.14 to GNAT 3.15.
* Added indirection layer to avoid complaint of `Incorrectly
built binary which accesses errno or h_errno directly.'

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