Progress on stitching mailing list history back together

Erik Huelsmann ehuels at
Wed Apr 8 10:13:19 UTC 2015

Hi Mark, all,

No problem. The archives have been offline for so long a week or two
> doesn't make all that much difference.
> It would be nice to be able to announce on ELS that they're finally
> stitched and back though. Hope that's a timeline you can support when you
> look at it more closely on Thursday.

Been searching around for documentation regarding
non-time-sequentially-ordered mailman archives. My reading of is
that we can add the missing posts any time and simply need to regenerated
the entire archive when we do.

That being the case, I think I should restore the mailing list archives and
when we get to it, we can add the missing mails to the armedbear-devel
list's archive. That would remove the pressure off of you to come up with
the missing mails asap.

Would that work for you?



On Mon, Apr 6, 2015 at 8:08 AM, Mark Evenson <evenson at> wrote:
>> @Erik: I've should have the whole armedbear history via IMAP, but am
>> currently on the road so won't necessarily get time until Thursday or so. I
>> will try to post a better estimate later today.
>> Tersely pecked on a Nexus 5
>>  On Apr 6, 2015 12:16 AM, Erik Huelsmann <ehuels at> wrote:
>> Hi Mark, Mario, others,
>> Today I finished a script to stitch the histories of the various mailing
>> lists back together (yay!). However, I'm running into an issue:
>> Mailman's HTML archive generator doesn't want to regenerate the archives
>> for any archive that doesn't have an active mailing list associated (why?!
>> Ugh!).
>> So, I'll be experimenting later to see if I can create an active mailing
>> list while regenerating the archive and deleting the mailing list
>> thereafter again. If anybody feels like major Python hacking to hack the
>> HTML archive generator to use the mailing list default settings if there's
>> no active mailing list, that'd be perfect. (We don't use anything but the
>> defaults...)
>> So, good news, but unfortunately, bad news too.
>> @Mark: some mail to armedbear-devel hasn't been archived between june
>> 2014 and februari 2015. If you could find those mails (preferrably by
>> downloading them in their original text form, by downloading POP3 or IMAP
>> content), now would be an extremely good time, because it'll be easy to
>> stich that content with the rest right now.
>> --
>> Bye,
>> Erik.
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> Bye,
> Erik.
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