Re: What happen to mailing list archives?
Date: Mon, 07 Jun 2021 07:30:46 UTC
On 2021-Jun-6, at 13:25, Mark Millard <email@example.com> wrote: > Baptiste Daroussin <bapt_at_FreeBSD.org> 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): > > https://lists.freebsd.org/archives/freebsd-toolchain/2021-June/date.html > > 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 > https://lists.freebsd.org/archives/ 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: https://lists.freebsd.org/archives/freebsd-hackers/index.html shows the oldest month being "May 2021". But . . . https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-hackers/ 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 . . . https://lists.freebsd.org/archives/freebsd-hackers/2021-May/date.html shows "Starting Tue May 18 2021 - 21:07:44 UTC". https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-hackers/2020-September/date.html 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 yahoo.com ( dsl-only.net went away in early 2018-Mar)