[Mailman-Developers] Patch #102268

Dan Mick Dan.Mick@west.sun.com
Sat, 04 Nov 2000 15:47:24 -0800

Erik Forsberg wrote:

> Yes. Mailman didn't archive correctly because it didn't understand the
> encoding. Here's the code that caused the problem:

> My patch lowercases self.cenc where it's value is set.

Ah, I see.  I didn't read the patch, and misread your description of it.

> >> I guess the archiver behaves that way so search engines won't get
> >> confused if you remove a message or something?
> >
> >No, arch is there to rebuild archives from .mbox files; it's not there to add
> >messages.  Hence its comment:
> >
> >       Use this command to rebuild the archives for a mailing list.
> Try using arch on a archive that's already existing...

Right, but that's "augment the archives", which is not what arch tries
to do.  If you want to rebuild, delete or move the existing archives,
and rebuild, and you'll get the result you expect.