[Mailman-Users] mbox files with leading blank line
jonc at nc.rr.com
Sat Oct 12 20:27:45 CEST 2002
This is really not a bug in Mailman - though I think the new series (ver
2.1.x) checks for this condition and "fixes" it.
I believe this is caused by some Mailers that leave off the From: or
misconfigure it. This issue was discussed in detail on the list about a
On Fri, 2002-10-11 at 15:13, Greg Ward wrote:
> My usual mode of interaction with Mailman is via the command-line --
> this web stuff is just too newfangled. Thus, whenever I want to look in
> a list's archive, I generally run "mutt -f" on the archive mbox file.
> I have noticed that many Mailman mbox archives are just a tad bogus:
> ie. they start with a blank line rather than a "From " line, eg.
> $ head -2 archives/private/microscope-list.mbox/microscope-list.mbox
> >From microscope-list-admin Thu Jan 28 10:11:07 1999
> Naturally, mutt complains that this is not a valid mbox file.
> Is this an old bug that was fixed long ago, and does not affect new
> lists? Or can this still happen with the current Mailman? (I'm in the
> process of switching from 2.0.12 to 2.1b3+.)
> My usual workaround is to look over both shoulders to make sure no one's
> watching, cross my fingers and hope that no posts come in in the next
> few seconds, and manually remove the offending blank line with a text
> editor. Is there a better way?
> Thanks --
> Greg Ward - software developer gward at mems-exchange.org
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