[Mailman-Users] Converting LISTSERV archives to something arch can understand
Barry A. Warsaw
bwarsaw at cnri.reston.va.us
Sun Jul 18 21:17:06 CEST 1999
>>>>> "M" == Moacir <moacir at zuikis.uchicago.edu> writes:
M> I'm having a bit of trouble updating the three years of
M> listserv files I have to mbox format--or any format that arch
M> can understand. I receive the files as body text of an email,
M> that looks basically like this:
M> all the way to the end. Now, we've managed to convert those
M> lines of "=" into what looks like a normal email "From" line,
M> but it still doesn't seem to be working out right.
M> Any quick hints on how to mboxify (or anything arch can read)
M> this file format?
The trick is that the From_ header has to be gotten exactly right,
otherwise the archiver won't be able to tell where the message
begins. Take a look at the code in Mailman/GatewayManager.py that
fakes a From_ header for messages sucked off of Usenet.
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