[Mailman-Users] Problem after bin/arch'ing

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Thu Jul 22 02:25:45 CEST 2004

Ronny Raschkowan wrote:
>I needed do edit a message of an archive today, so i did the change, and 
>saved it. Later, i had to run the bin/arch script to regenerate the 
>archive of the list i had to edit a message. Thats what i did, providing 
>"bin/arch mylist [<mbox>].

It seems from what you say later that you used --wipe. In any case you
should have.

>Now, i have got a problem with that: The numeration of the mails got 
>changed. All links which pointed to a specific mail don't work anymore, 
>because it seems there -3633 after the arch'ing. Meaning: Mail 9659 got, 
>after i had arched, 6026. I can't figure out, what caused it, but i 
>still have the problem that the links are broken after this change. Is 
>there any possiblity to get the numeration like it was before? Or is it 
>possible to say the script, it has to start counting from Mail Number 
>3633, ( i mean giving the (first!) mail the number 3633, to get the old 
>order) ?
>I am really desesperating on this problem - As far, -s and -e can't help 
>in this case.

I'm only guessing, but are there messages missing? it seems that the
.mbox file was probably missing 3633 messages. Was the .mbox "started
over" at some point? Is there an old .mbox file somewhere containing
3633 messages?

Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net>       The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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