Re: What happen to mailing list archives?

From: Baptiste Daroussin <bapt_at_FreeBSD.org>
Date: Mon, 7 Jun 2021 22:35:20 +0200
On Mon, Jun 07, 2021 at 12:30:46AM -0700, Mark Millard wrote:
> On 2021-Jun-6, at 13:25, Mark Millard <marklmi_at_yahoo.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.

This missing month are being populated right now

Best regards,
Bapt
Received on Mon Jun 07 2021 - 20:35:20 UTC

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