[Mailman-Users] Archive dating problem - mailman 2.1.2, regenerating archives from mbox

Jon Carnes jonc at nc.rr.com
Sat Aug 16 07:45:10 CEST 2003

Hay Jeremy,

I'll be happy to take a look at this, if you can put a copy of the mbox
in my user directory. I can probably track this down pretty quick.


On Thu, 2003-08-14 at 12:22, Jeremy Portzer wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm having trouble getting the archives to show the correct dates in
> mailman version 2.1.2 (running on Red Hat Linux 7.3).
> I have some lists that I copied to my current server from a previous
> mail host (which was running 2.0.x, but that should be irrelevant).  I
> copied the archives and concatonated the mbox files of the new and old
> archives.  I made sure to include a blank line between messages in the
> mbox files, as suggested in the FAQ, and the mbox file appears correct
> when viewed with mailx (the "mail" comamnd in Linux) and pine.  
> However, when I regenerate the archives from the mbox file, by removing
> the old archive directory and running mailman/bin/arch , many of the
> messages are dated incorrectly.  Some of the messages archive fine, but
> others are given the _current_ date and time, instead of the date on the
> message.  This is very annoying as it means I have a huge number of
> messages in August 2003 which do not belong there, and the original
> date/time information is lost!   When I look at the messages in question
> in the mbox file, they appear to be properly formatted with correct
> Date: and "From " headers.
> In previous versions of mailman, there was a configuration flag on
> whether to follow the date/time of the message Date: header, or the one
> from the mbox format "From " line.  However, I can't seem to find this
> option in mailman 2.1.2.  Has it been removed, and if so, why?
> Thanks for any ideas!
> --Jeremy

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