[Mailman-Users] Outlook Indenting messages

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Mon Jul 27 20:40:03 CEST 2009

This thread began in June at
and continued at

Gerrat Rickert wrote:
>I have (a little) more info about this now, Mark (another list that this
>type of thing is happening on).
>This was a posting on the twisted-python mailing list (on which I had
>indentation issue):
>>I was reminded of this thread when I came across what appears to be the
>>same bug on the Tahoe list:
>>  http://allmydata.org/pipermail/tahoe-dev/2009-July/thread.html
>>Notice multiple posts in threads they don't look like they belong to,
>>well as many threads which have nonsensical levels of indentation.
>>I'm not sure if anyone ever answered your question about twisted- 
>>python's mailman installation being "stock" or not.  If not, then I 
>>think I can confirm that it is.  There is also no configuration that 
>>would alter this behavior, as far as I know.  We've probably set a few 
>>options via the admin interface, but I don't think any of those should 
>>affect this behavior.
>The twisted python mailing list is running on:
>"unmodified mailman 1:2.1.9-9ubuntu1 install", and the 
>Tahoe list is using: "2.1.9-4ubuntu1"
>Could this be an ubuntu-specific issue?

Ubuntu is based on Debian.

I have just confirmed by testing that this problem is caused by the
Debian Mailman patch "30_pipermail_threads.patch".

This patch can be found by following the links from
<http://patch-tracking.debian.net/package/mailman> (I don't want to
give a more specific URL because the URLs below this level are

Thus, the problem potentially exists in all Debian/Ubuntu Mailman
packages. The patch attempts to fix Debian bug  #167758
<http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=167758>, and it may
do that, but it clearly breaks this.

I'll try to report this to Debian.

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