[Mailman-Users] Re: list stopped archiving

Harald Koch chk at pobox.com
Tue Apr 2 23:16:54 CEST 2002

Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, Patrik Wallstrom
had to walk into mine and say:
> A list on a server that I maintain suddenly stopped updating the
> pipermail archives a couple of months ago. The mbox file however,
> contains all messages posted to the list. I don't really know where to
> begin to look for the potential problem, and the other archives works
> well. Any suggestions?

The only problem I've ever had with the mailman archiver is with "From "
at the beginning of a line in the middle of a message; that confuses the
mailbox parser. I would edit the .mbox file and then run
${prefix}/bin/arch to rebuild the archives.

(IMHO, it's a bug that mailman wasn't escaping the From when adding the
message to the .mbox file :-)

Harald Koch     <chk at pobox.com>

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