[Mailman-Developers] List archiving broken? Qmail?

Troy Morrison troy@graphon.com
Thu, 07 Oct 1999 13:45:00 -0700 (PDT)

qmail does not add a "From " line when it delivers the message into the
mailbox.  I did something like this for my archives (which aren't using
the archiving built into mailman):

What I did was to subscribe archives-{listname} to each list I support,
and then I have an 'archives' user whose home directory has a
'.qmail-default' that does:

|preline cat >> ./$DEFAULT && exit 0

man preline for more information.

Preline adds the 'From ' line.


On 06-Oct-99 Sean Reifschneider wrote:
|  In tracking down why my list archiving has not been functioning,
|  I've found that the .mbox files do not have a 'From ' line at
|  the beginning of each message.  I'm forced to wonder if this
|  is a problem with QMail, but normally my mbox format files
|  written from qmail seem to be fine...
|  To work around this, I've added the following lines to the
|  ArchiveMail() function in Archiver/Archiver.py:
|         # archive to builtin html archiver
|  +      if not msg.unixfrom:
|  +         import time
|  +         msg.unixfrom = 'From unknown %s\n' % time.ctime(time.time())
|         import traceback
|  This seems to cause the archives to begin functioning quite nicely.
|  I would submit that this should probably be there as a fail-safe.
|  Any ideas why the From line might not be getting preserved though?
|  Sean
|  -- 
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|   it.  And your poetry will now be written with blood. -- _Dead_Man_
|  Sean Reifschneider, Inimitably Superfluous <jafo@tummy.com>
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