[Mailman-Developers] clobber_date bug

Dan Mick Dan Mick <dmick@utopia.West.Sun.COM>
Thu, 8 Nov 2001 13:59:30 -0800 (PST)

> 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

While clobber_date doesn't process the existing date, it
seems to replace it by the local date (namely
the output of ctime(time()).  That seems correct to me.
Are you certain your local TZ is set properly?