The installation manual


This is the installation manual of Fmail 1.0, as of November 11, 1999. For a documentation of the available commands you should read the command reference.

Before starting the installation a few notes:

  • You have managed to unpack this package in a directory of your choice, whether it was gzipped tar-archive or a zip-archive. The path of the file you are reading now is something like .../fmail1.0/doc/html/fmail_install.html. The .../fmail1.0-part of it is that we will call the source-directory from now on.
  • For proper operation this package requires that the following other packages are present on the system you want to install it on:
    • The mail commands depend on Tcl MIME 1.0 or higher.
    • And that one depends on Trf 1.8 or higher.

The installation is TEA compliant. You have to

  • configure it first, to pick up any known paths from the configuration of the tcl core.
  • Then do a make install.

That was it. Now you can use the fmail application to filter mail. Well, actually you still have to set up a suitable ~/.fmail, but the contents of the subdirectory dot are a good start for this.

© Andreas Kupries
Last update at Thu Nov 11 21:48:39 MET 1999