OK, I'm (finally) about to send a reworked version based on your comments.
Here's a couple of other thoughts to go with it...

> > --- a/INSTALL
> > +++ b/INSTALL
> > @@ -8,32 +8,32 @@ if they want to import mail into their personal inboxes.
> >  TODO: this still needs to be documented better,
> >  also see the scripts/ and sa_config/ directories in the source tree
> >  
> > -It should also be possible to use public-inbox with only IMAP
> > -(or even POP(!)) access to a mailbox.
> > -
> > -standard MakeMaker installation (Perl)
> > ---------------------------------------
> > -
> > -   perl Makefile.PL  
> 
> I'm not completely sure if moving this part makes sense, as
> Makefile.PL will warn about modules it can't find, at least.
> I think that's typical for ./configure errors in non-Perl
> projects, too.

I've opted to keep that order.  The alternative is to iterate through that
"find the next missing dependency" loop, which really gets annoying after a
while.  One generally wants to install dependencies before building, IMO...

> > +Beyond that, there is a long list of Perl modules required, starting with: 
> >   
> 
> I'm not sure if four constitutes as "long"

It does say "starting with" :)

Thanks,

jon
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