[Mailman-Users] Mailman archive - archive date does not match thedate the message was posted

Anthony Wilson (Jaf) eviljafar at gmail.com
Wed Nov 7 03:32:28 CET 2012

Thanks for your reply Mark.

I took a look in the .mbox file and unfortunately the dates in the From and
Date headers are 2000, so it seems a manual fix is in order. There's 230
messages so I'll put that on hold for now.

On Sun, Nov 4, 2012 at 11:07 PM, Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net> wrote:

> Anthony Wilson (Jaf) wrote:
> >There is an existing Mailman list with an archive which needs to be moved
> >to a different server, however it seems that the archive is a bit messed
> >up. I assume that the list was set up in 2006, but for some reason there
> is
> >a 2002 archive, and all of the posts in there seem to have been posted in
> >2012. It's a public archive so I assume there's no harm in posting a link
> >to it - https://secure.neap.net/pipermail/montrealers/.  Is there some
> way
> >to fix this?
> There are two different groups of messages in the archive for January,
> 2002. One group is messages numbered 023657 through 023673. These
> actually belong in July, 2009 between
> <https://secure.neap.net/pipermail/montrealers/2009-July/023656.html>
> and
> <https://secure.neap.net/pipermail/montrealers/2009-July/023674.html>.
> The other group is messages numbered 052646 through 052858. These
> actually belong in May, 2012 between
> <https://secure.neap.net/pipermail/montrealers/2012-May/052645.html>
> and
> <https://secure.neap.net/pipermail/montrealers/2012-May/052859.html>.
> How they wound up with wrong dates is something of a mystery. My best
> guess is that the system clock on the server that archived them was
> set wrong during some periods in July 2009 and May 2012, but that
> seems far fetched.
> I'm assuming that the messages are in correct sequence in the
> archives/private/montrealers.mbox/montrealers.mbox file. The first
> step is to find some of these messages in that file ans see what the
> time stamps are in their From_ lines and Date: headers. If the time
> stamps appear correct there,
> bin/arch --wipe montrealers
> will probably fix everything. If those time stamps are from 2002, I
> think the answer is manually editing the timestamps in
> archives/private/montrealers.mbox/montrealers.mbox file and then
> running the above bin/arch command.
> --
> 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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