[Mailman-Users] some messages missing from archive

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Fri Mar 27 17:07:44 CET 2009

David Newman wrote:

>On 3/26/09 2:49 PM, Mark Sapiro wrote:
>> You can also see if this
>> post in in archives/private/LISTNAME.mbox/LISTNAME.mbox which will
>> tell you that Mailman tried to archive it. Note that two different
>> messages should never have the same Message-ID, but ...
>And the message is the LISTNAME.mbox file.
>Another post from this same subscriber today also failed to make it into
>the archive. Any other places to check?

You can look in the archives/private/LISTNAME/yyyy-mmmm.txt file and
see if it is there. In fact you can do

>  grep "COL113-W22FAD79423AE3666EAAE42CC900 at phx.gbl" archives/private/LISTNAME/*.txt

And see if you can find it in any month's .txt file.

The archiving code first appends the message to the LISTNAME.mbox file
and then adds it to the pipermail archive which includes the periodic
.txt file. If the message gets as far as being appended to
LISTNAME.mbox, only a processing exception (which should be logged) or
the message-id already existing in the archive should prevent it's
being added.

In fact, you could grep the LISTNAME.mbox for the message-id to see if
there's a duplicate there.

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

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