Re: What happen to mailing list archives?

From: Mark Millard via freebsd-current <>
Date: Mon, 07 Jun 2021 07:30:46 UTC
On 2021-Jun-6, at 13:25, Mark Millard <> wrote:

> Baptiste Daroussin <> wrote on
> Date: Sun, 6 Jun 2021 10:53:49 +0200 :
>> What has happended:
>> plan A: we migrated everything off mailman/pipermail seamlessly with redirection
>> and so on. We patched the new archiver to produce the same file names has
>> pipermail
>> Plan A worked fine up to a limit, there was plenty of hand edition in the past,
>> we we decided to move to plan B which is what is happening now.
>> Plan B: We keep a frozen version of the archives up to the migration date under
>> the pipermail directory and have the new archives created in the archives
>> directory.
>> All the pipermail archives have been restored as they were. The new archives
>> receives in their index a new link to point people to the pipermails archive if
>> looking for older archives.
>> this has been done a couple of hours ago (before Steve emails) during a window,
>> of ~ 10 hours, the mailing lists which slow traffic aka the one which didn't
>> received any email since the migration ended up with an empty "archives"
>> directory (aka a 404), a file with explanation and redirection to pipermail has
>> been installed there.
>> Some work is still needed for the mailing lists which has been transformed as
>> readonly, this will be done in the next couple of days
> It is too bad that a reference to a "no examples yet"
> month, such as, (at the time I write this):
> does not show at least (Date view specific example):
> 	• Other periods:[ Previous, Date view ] [ List of Folders ]
> 	• Other: [ Actives mailing lists ] [ Archives from mailman's time ]
> when there are prior months available in
> or show at least just:
> 	• Other: [ Actives mailing lists ] [ Archives from mailman's time ]
> when no prior months are available there.

Looks like there are missing months.

Using freebsd-hackers as an example:
shows the oldest month being "May 2021".

But . . .
shows the most recent month being "September 2020".

So: 2020-Oct through 2021-Apr are completely missing.

Then, going for more detail for 2020-Sep and 2021-May . . .
shows "Starting Tue May 18 2021 - 21:07:44 UTC".
shows "Ending: Tue Sep 15 14:12:20 UTC 2020".

So there are about 2 more half-months missing.

Some other lists have other date ranges, some similar,
some not.

Mark Millard
marklmi at
( went
away in early 2018-Mar)