[Bug 596764] Re: malformed digest archive

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Mon Jun 21 17:22:04 CEST 2010

This does not appear to be a Mailman bug per se. I can see the problem
with the .txt.gz files in the http://mail.gnome.org/archives/xslt/
archive, but I see this is a MHonArc archive, not a pipermail archive,
and I don't know how the .txt.gz files are made in this environment.

As noted, I am able to gunzip the .txt.gz file into a .txt file which is
the full length, and if I then gzip that file with the Python 2.6.5 gzip
module (which is the what standard GNU Mailman does) I get a result as

$ gunzip -l 2002-August.txt.gz
         compressed        uncompressed  ratio uncompressed_name
              82840              380598  78.2% 2002-August.txt

I get the same result with the gzip modules from Python 2.5.2 and 2.4.3.

So, this appears to be a problem with whatever process produces the
.txt.gz files from the .txt files in this particular installation's

I have also looked at some .txt.gz files in some other installation's
archives, and they don't have this problem.

** Changed in: mailman
       Status: New => Invalid

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