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sr #108553: Web-based archive for a list stops updating if list receives a specifically formatted message

Submitted by:  Earl Hood <ehood>
Submitted on:  Tue 22 Apr 2014 03:06:24 AM UTC  
 
Category: Project mailing listsPriority: 5 - Normal
Severity: 4 - ImportantStatus: None
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Tue 22 Apr 2014 09:53:45 PM UTC, comment #1:

Hi Earl - thanks very much. I've told the FSF syadmins, who are the ones who have to install the patch.

Best,
Karl

Karl Berry <karl>
Site Administrator
Tue 22 Apr 2014 03:06:24 AM UTC, original submission:

It has come to my attention that the software, MHonArc, behind the
generation of the mail archives (which I maintain) contains a mail
parsing bug that will cause perl to abort execution. This bug will
cause any updates to a mail web archive to stop.

For example, the nmh-workers archive has not been updated
since Apr 19th:
https://lists.nongnu.org/archive/html/nmh-workers/2014-04/index.html

The bug for the software is tracked here:
https://savannah.nongnu.org/bugs/index.php?42155

The bug has been fixed and a new release of the software, MHonArc, has
been made:
<http://www.mhonarc.org/release/MHonArc/tar/>

The fix was done to the file readmail.pl, so if the admins of savannah
can either do a full upgrade of mhonarc, or they can just drop in
readmail.pl into their current installation.

Earl Hood <ehood>

 

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