[Mailman-Users] Rebuilding the Archive mbox File

Barry Finkel b19141 at anl.gov
Fri Oct 2 18:15:06 CEST 2009

I am running Mailman 2.1.11 from an Ubuntu/Debian package I created
from the SourceForge source.

I have a question about list archives.  I have a list that I
converted from Majordomo to Mailman in July, 2007.  I was helping
one of the list owners in managing the list, and I went to the list
archives.  The web page has all of the combined archives that I copied
from Majordomo; they go back to May, 1996.  When I went to the Mailman


that file contains only the last two postings - Jul 2007 and
Feb 2008.  When I go to


I see all of the archive files for each month:


How do I rebuild the


file?  I have the collected mbox file from Majordomo, and I can easily
pre-pend it to the current LISTNAME.mbox file.  Is that all I have to
do?  Or do I need to run

     bin/arch --wipe

Barry S. Finkel
Computing and Information Systems Division
Argonne National Laboratory          Phone:    +1 (630) 252-7277
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