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sr #108249: Move mailing lists to savannah

Submitted by:  Scott Christley <schristley>
Submitted on:  Wed 06 Feb 2013 05:47:58 PM UTC  
Category:  Project mailing lists Priority:  5 - Normal
Severity:  3 - Normal Status:  Ready For Test
Assigned to:  None Operating System:  None
Open/Closed:  Closed

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Sat 03 Aug 2013 11:30:48 PM UTC, comment #11:

looks good, thanks!

Scott Christley <schristley>
Sat 03 Aug 2013 10:47:05 PM UTC, comment #10:

i see. i think i've repaired it. let me know if still broken.

Karl Berry <karl>
Site Administrator
Sat 03 Aug 2013 10:22:38 PM UTC, comment #9:

It's okay for the other lists, it is just swarm-directors that is funky. Right now it is set to private, but there are just a few messages in the archive, only the recent ones from when I created the list. However, if I switch to public archive, then the archives show all the history that was moved over, so somehow the two are mixed up.

Scott Christley <schristley>
Sat 03 Aug 2013 10:11:36 PM UTC, comment #8:

Hi Scott - I think it is already set up that way, since you made the archiving private when you created the list. I unpacked all the mboxes in the private subdir, since that's the standard mailman setup. (All mbox files in private, with symlinks from public when the lists are public.)

Let me know if problems. Happy swarming,

Karl Berry <karl>
Site Administrator
Sat 03 Aug 2013 12:37:10 PM UTC, comment #7:

Hi Karl,

Everything looks great. Only one thing I forgot to mention is that the archive for swarm-directors lists should be private. If you could move the mbox from public to private that would be great.


Scott Christley <schristley>
Sat 03 Aug 2013 12:19:21 AM UTC, comment #6:

All mboxes imported. Sorry for the delay. A few messages could not be parsed properly so were inserted with the current date, but almost all seemed to go fine. Hope it's ok.


Karl Berry <karl>
Site Administrator
Wed 31 Jul 2013 09:31:56 PM UTC, comment #5:

Hi Scott - can you put them on the web somewhere and I will grab them that way? Just email me ( with the url. Or I can give you an alternative way to upload if need be.


Karl Berry <karl>
Site Administrator
Wed 31 Jul 2013 07:10:51 PM UTC, comment #4:

Actually it seems that the mbox files are too big to attach to this support message. The tgz file of all the mbox files is 45Mb, what is the best way to send to you?


Scott Christley <schristley>
Wed 31 Jul 2013 07:03:28 PM UTC, comment #3:

Hello Karl or other awesomely GNU admin,

I've got the mailing list archives! I created the mailing lists for the Swarm project, there are 11 mailing lists total:


I'm attaching files which contains the mbox files from mailman, please place them in the archives for the lists.

The swarm-directors list may have some messages in it already, those are just testing messages so no problem if they are deleted.


(file #28728)

Scott Christley <schristley>
Wed 06 Feb 2013 10:17:43 PM UTC, comment #2:

Thanks Karl. I will coordinate with the developer and start the transition.

Scott Christley <schristley>
Wed 06 Feb 2013 10:09:37 PM UTC, comment #1:

Hi Scott - sure, we can import the archives. What's needed is the .mbox files saved by mailman. Best way to send them is to make a .tar.gz or .zip or whatever, to avoid encoding errors or other garbling. One for all of them is fine, or whatever is reasonable in terms of size. You can attach it/them to this form, or send them to, whatever works.


Karl Berry <karl>
Site Administrator
Wed 06 Feb 2013 05:47:58 PM UTC, original submission:

We have used Savannah to host our project (Swarm) for quite some time, but we've been using one of the developer's machines to host some of the mailing lists. We would like to move these mailing lists to Savannah. Creating the lists is not a problem, but would it be possible to import the archives as well so that they don't get lost? Mailman is being used by the developer, so I'm hoping the archives are in the same format and can be easily copied.

Scott Christley <schristley>


(Note: upload size limit is set to 16384 kB, after insertion of the required escape characters.)

Attach Files:

Attached Files
file #28729:  gis.mbox.bz2 added by schristley (151KiB - application/x-bzip2 - mbox files)
file #28728:  announce.mbox.bz2 added by schristley (177KiB - application/x-bzip2)


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