[Mailman-Users] 2.1b4 -> 2.1 breaks archive message url's

Jasper Wallace jasper at pointless.net
Mon Jan 20 02:41:00 CET 2003


I just upgraded to 2.1 from 2.1b4 and rebuilt the archives (with --wipe) as
part of the upgrade.

Unfortunatly this changed all the urls for individual messages, and so links
to messages have now broken, and so has googles site:foo search stuff.

This is not good.

Thinking about it there is probably not much anyone can do about it, but
does anyone know if downgrading & rebuilding will go back to the old urls?

Are the developers aware that this is an issue?

Is it possible to guess the old message numbers in some deterministic way?

(you could make the links message id's instead of numbers, but then there
are broken non-unique message id's out there, so you'd have to generate new
ones for the broken ones and keep a cache, or munge the mbox, but the mbox
is probably best left alone).

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