[Mailman-Users] Adding to the archive

James Aylett dj-mailman at insigma.com
Thu Aug 19 20:20:11 CEST 1999

I know this has come up on the list before, because I found it in the
archives. Basically, I'm moving from one MLM to mailman, and want to
transfer the archives across for all the lists.

I know that given an mbox of messages, I should be able to to:

$prefix/bin/arch LIST_NAME path_to_mbox

to add to the archive. Unfortuantely I don't have them in mbox format, and
my slightly primitive efforts at getting them into an appropriate shape
aren't working - it churns for a while, but doesn't add anything to the
archive at all.

Basically, I need to know what it's actually looking for to identify each
message in the file; once I know that I can fairly easily stitch up a file
in the right format.

(My only alternative would be to do something hideous with sendmail -odqr -t
-bm, but that's likely to fall over in a big mess unless I do it really
slowly ...)


  James Aylett                                           www.zap.uk.eu.org
  james at tartarus.org                                    www.footlights.org

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