jed-script, getmail

Rafael Laboissiere Rafael Laboissiere <>
Mon, 2 May 2005 23:02:59 +0200

* Jörg Sommer <> [2005-05-02 09:47]:

> jed --help shows a command jed-script and the Makefile in jed source
> create it as symbolic link on jed. Is there a reason, why we not create
> it?

I think we should.

> What is getmail? Should we install it with jed?

According to the documentation at the top of src/getmail.c it is intended
at "Moving mail from a maildir.  Written in C to avoid a race condition."

This program is called from lib/  If getmail is not installed,
then will fail.  To answer your question, I think you should
install this program.  However there will be two issues:

1) We should not install it in /usr/bin, because there is already another
   package (called getmail) that has /usr/bin/getmail.

2) Debian Policy mandates that every program in PATH has a man page.