[Mailman-Users] Host won't upgrade, what are my options?

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Thu Nov 3 02:06:23 CET 2005

Brad Knowles wrote:
> If you're lucky, you may be able to make slight modifications to the
>  sample URL that Mark provided, and stumble into wherever your
> provider put the older archive mbox.  Otherwise, you may be able to
> re-construct the raw source format archive mbox, based on the text
> archives which you hopefully have.  The format is very similar.

Unfortunately, this probably won't work. The listname.mbox/listname.mbox
path is special to Private.py. It doesn't allow access to arbitrary 
files in the listname.mbox directory.

As Brad suggests, you can reconstruct an overall .mbox file from the 
monthly .txt or .txt.gz files. You can pretty much just concatenate 
them, but you may need to edit From: headers and From_ separators to 
change ' at ' back to '@' in addresses. Also see 
for some other potential issues with the .txt files.

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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