[Mailman-Users] Importing LISTSERV archives

Todd Pfaff pfaff at edge.cis.mcmaster.ca
Thu Mar 2 00:14:07 CET 2000

On Wed, 1 Mar 2000, David B. O'Donnell wrote:

> I have a bunch of old archives for a list that I moved from Revised LISTSERV
> to Mailman 1.1. I'd like to know if there's any way to merge the old
> archives into the new server, or if there is any way to make them available
> as files through the List web interface.

look at the ~mailman/bin/arch program.

how easy this is depends on how well formatted your listserv archives are.
if they are in standard mbox format then arch should be able to deal with
them.  you could just cat the old mbox archives together with any existing
mailman mbox archive file for a list, delete the existing html archives 
and then run arch against the entire mbox file to recreate all the html
archives for the list.

i had some very messy old listproc archives which i had to pre-process
with formail (from the procmail package) to get a decent format that arch
could deal with.

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