[Mailman-Users] Importing an archive from another system

Kevin McCann kmccann at bellanet.org
Wed Jan 17 15:59:44 CET 2001


I now have Mailman up and running. Many thanks to all who have contributed 
to it. I'm a long-time admin of Listproc and Lyris and if I can contribute 
to the cause in any way, let me know.

I would like to import an archive from another system into the archive of a 
new Mailman list. I thought it would be a cinch but I have run into 
difficulties. This is what I did as a test:

- created testing-l list on Mailman system
- sent one message to create the archive
- created a .mbox file from the archive on the other system (it was a Lyris 
list, also called testing-l, and I exported the archive into an mbox format 
- deleted /home/mailman/archives/testing-l directory
- deleted /home/mailman/archives/private/testing-l.mbox/testing-l.mbox file 
and replaced it with the like-named, exported .mbox file

So far so good, right?

Then I did:  bin/arch testing-l

I went to refresh my testing-l archive web page and now I have a link to 
"download the full archive", which is great, but I no longer have the "by 
thread, by author, etc." stuff below. Instead, I see "There are currently 
no archives."

So, my question is: does /bin/arch care if the .mbox file was created on a 
different system (eg To: headers would have testing-l at lyris.myorg.com 
instead of testing-l at mailman.myorg.com)? Or does the problem lie elsewhere? 
I have checked ownership and file permissions on the imported .mbox file - 
that's fine.

Thanks in advance for any help,
Kevin McCann

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