[Mailman-Users] Importing archives again

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Sat Apr 21 00:27:10 CEST 2007

Ivan Van Laningham wrote:

>Mark writes:
>> >
>> >The address is supposed to be "ryunyo at earthlink.net".
>> No, it is supposed to be "ryunyo at earthlink.net".
>Not exactly.  On the index pages for the archives, index lines take
>one of two forms:
># [Sangha] Welcome Home   mag at swcp.com
># [Sangha] Welcome Home   Pat Stacy
>Nowhere are @ signs supposed to be used in the archives.  Or at least
>in the version of Mailman I'm using and the way I've got it set up.

You are missing my point. The address has been munged by archiving for
the .txt file, but the address in the .mbox file is not a munged
address. It is the original address with "@".

What you are trying to do is recreate a .mbox file from the .txt files.
Thus you must unmung the address.

>I looked at .txt files produced by the new list and compared them with
>the old .txt files I've got.
>>From lines from new .txt file:
>>From erstad at nilsandreas.info  Thu Feb  1 01:01:49 2007
>From: erstad at nilsandreas.info (Nils Andreas Erstad)

This is not acceptable for the .mbox input to bin/cleanarch and

>>From lines from an old .txt file:
>>From ivanlan at home.com Mon, 31 Jul 2000 23:34:46 -0600
>Date: Mon, 31 Jul 2000 23:34:46 -0600
>From: Ivan Van Laningham ivanlan at home.com

The "From " line is OK, but the From: header is not. It needs to be

From: Ivan Van Laningham <ivanlan at home.com>


From: (Ivan Van Laningham) ivanlan at home.com

>>From lines from existing mbox file:
>>From ivanlan at pauahtun.org Wed Feb 28 01:40:24 2007
>Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2007 18:38:34 -0700
>From: Ivan Van Laningham <ivanlan at pauahtun.org>

Yes, this is how it should look.

>The difference appears to be in the address on the From: line:  that
>is, "Ivan Van Laningham ivanlan at home.com" fails but "Ivan Van
>Laningham <ivanlan at pauahtun.org>"
>If that's correct, I can modify those lines easily.

That's what you need to do.

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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