[Mailman-Users] compress full mbox files?

Jeremy Portzer jeremyp at pobox.com
Thu Dec 12 21:05:55 CET 2002

On Tue, 2002-12-10 at 09:27, Karl Berry wrote:
> Back on November 18, 2001, Jackie Meese asked about gzipping the full
> mbox files in the mailman archive system:
> http://www.mail-archive.com/mailman-users@python.org/msg05253.htm
> There was no answer that I could see.
> Is there an answer?  The uncompressed file is many megabytes on active
> lists.  This is not good either for disk space on the server, or for
> people who want to download it.

For a workaround that doesn't involve modifying mailman, consider 
enabling mod_gzip or similar.  This will compress it for the folks
downloading the archive, but won't help the disk space.  (And obviously
it adds server CPU cycles.)


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