[Mailman-Users] Mailman archive messages(not rm, but install!)
ptomblin at xcski.com
Thu Dec 7 23:26:51 CET 2006
I just checked my blog, and found I message a step:
Quoting Paul Tomblin (ptomblin at xcski.com):
> I've just spent two days manipulating a bunch of mbox files into archives.
> Let me tell you how it goes:
> 1. Blow away the html archives. You may prefer to use that arch command
> we were just discussing, but I used "rm -rf
> 2. Stop mailman's qrunners using "/etc/init.d/mailman stop"
> 3. Run bin/arch on the huge mbox file.
3a. Discover that bin/arch is dying on lines in the mbox where somebody's
broken MUA was putting in a Content-Type: header with a charset of
".chrsc". Use sed to change that to "us-ascii". Delete the html archives
again and start bin/arch again.
> 4. Discover that bin/arch is consuming all the memory and swap on the
> system, and your system has ground to a halt.
Paul Tomblin <ptomblin at xcski.com> http://blog.xcski.com/
"I fly because it releases my mind from the tyranny of petty things."
-- Antoine de Saint-Exupery
More information about the Mailman-Users