[Mailman-Users] prune_arch

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Tue Sep 25 23:07:19 CEST 2012

Con Wieland wrote:
>I just found this very useful looking script but am getting the following errors when I try running it.
>./prune_arch -l mgsa-l -d 1095 -n   
>Traceback (most recent call last):
>  File "./prune_arch", line 191, in ?
>    main()
>  File "./prune_arch", line 156, in main
>    mdate = mktime_tz(parsedate_tz(msg['date']))
>  File "/usr/local/mailman/pythonlib/email/_parseaddr.py", line 140, in mktime_tz
>    if data[9] is None:
>TypeError: unsubscriptable object
>Any help would be appreciated

The issue is the script didn't take into account messages in the
mailbox without Date: headers. The scripts at
<http://www.msapiro.net/scripts/prune_arch> and
<http://fog.ccsf.cc.ca.us/~msapiro/scripts/prune_arch> have been

The fix is to change line 156 from

                mdate = mktime_tz(parsedate_tz(msg['date']))


                mdate = msg['date'] and

(watch out for wrapping above)

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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