Alpine after update to Debian 10

Suddenly, Alpine is asking me for a master password to unlock the password file. And then after I defined one, it did not work, though to be fair maybe I mistyped it and that password was not what I thought it was.

Went here:

And in a terminal, went to


and issued the following command, as instructed:

$ openssl req -x509 -newkey rsa:4096 -keyout MasterPassword.key -out MasterPassword.crt -days 10000 -nodes

Then ran Alpine and did as was told, including going into (S)etup Co(L)lections and added /novalidate-cert to the end of the line.

And that seemed to work pretty well.


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