[Mailman-Users] Converting Majordomo archive files to Mailman archives?

John R. Ackermann N8UR jra at febo.com
Tue Aug 3 19:19:41 CEST 2004

Thanks for the quick and helpful reply, Richard!  I remember the htdig 
patch and will probably use that.

Mhonarc/wilma/glimpse was nice, but having to set it up per-list was a 
real pain, and I found that it was very picky about file permissions and 
just sneezing as the wrong user would screw things up.  I'm hoping with 
htdig to have an automatic solution.



Richard Barrett wrote:

> You can use $prefix/bin/arch to add the contents of .mbox files to the 
> HTML archives of a Mailman mailing list. RUn it with the -h option for 
> more information.
> You could consider using the following patch to Mailman for integrating 
> htdig for archive search:
> http://www.openinfo.co.uk/mailman/patches/444884/index.html
> and the following patch which integrates MHonArc for HTML archive page 
> generation, which is compatible with the htdig integration:
> http://www.openinfo.co.uk/mailman/patches/mhonarc/index.html
> These patches are also available via sourceforge.
> On 3 Aug 2004, at 17:47, John R. Ackermann N8UR wrote:
>> Hi --
>> I just moved a small, but very long lived, mailing list system from 
>> Majordomo to Mailman.  The basic conversion went just fine, thanks.
>> I have archives of the old lists going back almost ten years, and I'd 
>> like to import those into the Mailman archiver.  They're stored in 
>> what I think is standard mbox format (each message begins with a "From 
>> " line) with each month's messages stored in a single file named 
>> something like "list.0303" for the March, 2003 archives.
>> Is there a way to bring these into the Mailman archive system?
>> Thanks,
>> John
>> PS -- previously, these archives were processed by 
>> wilma/mhonarc/glimpse to make a set of full-text searchable web 
>> archives, but for the new system I'm thinking of just adding htdig or 
>> similar to the existing Mailman archives rather than trying to 
>> maintain a separate system.

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