[Mailman-Developers] clobber_date bug

Eric Seppanen eds@reric.net
Thu, 8 Nov 2001 15:17:29 -0600

Hello nice Mailman folks, thanks for the great software.  I've been
using it for over a year to run a handful of small mailing lists and
I've always been impressed with the quality.

I just noticed a small bug.  On an active list, I turned on the
clobber_date setting (to apply the "resent" time to messages stored in
the archives), and I noticed that it messed up the order of a bunch of
messages in the archive.

The reason is that clobber_date doesn't put the timezone information in
the Date: field.  So it looks as though the messages are dated GMT
instead of GMT-6, and the messages from this morning appear after those
from the afternoon.

Example message without clobber_date:
  Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2001 10:48:20 -0600

Example message with clobber_date:
  Date: Thu Nov  8 13:33:00 2001
  X-Original-Date: Thu, 08 Nov 2001 13:31:30 -0600