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

Richard Barrett r.barrett at ftel.co.uk
Tue Aug 3 19:05:08 CEST 2004

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:


and the following patch which integrates MHonArc for HTML archive page 
generation, which is compatible with the htdig integration:


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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