[Mailman-Users] Adding to the archive

Ron Jarrell jarrell at vt.edu
Thu Aug 19 22:14:04 CEST 1999

It's looking for the mbox style "From " header that seperates each message.
(Not the "From: ", a mbox style message has a "From " (note the space)
at the top, then later on the header From: will appear.

At 07:20 PM 8/19/99 +0100, you wrote:
>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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