[Mailman-Users] Archive question

Dragon dragon at crimson-dragon.com
Mon Mar 20 18:57:48 CET 2006

Stewart, Tom sent the message below at 08:54 3/20/2006:

>I inherited a mailman system and need to move some monthly archives from
>a list called test to the actual mailing list. Both lists are on the
>same system.
>Everything I could find indicates to copy the file over to the public or
>private area and then run  \arch --wipe maillistname.
>When I do that, it justs deletes the .txt and folder that I copied over.
>What am I missing?
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Do you have a valid .mbox file in the archive directory?  (That 
directory will be something like 
/usr/local/mailman/archives/private/listname.mbox and the file in 
there will be called listname.mbox)

If not, arch has nothing to work with as that is the file that the 
arch script uses to build the archive message files and index.

If you want to build a single contiguous archive for both the 
previous list and the current one, you can concatenate the two .mbox 
files into a single file named with your list name and an .mbox 
extension. Once that is done, you can rebuild the archive using the 
arch script.


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