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Re: lists-archives not supported anymore? not y2k compliant.


I have been working on the list-archives for some time, the version I have
is y2k compilant and fix most of the bugs in the bug list. I talked with
Johnie Ingram, the current mainteiner and he agreed to my take over of the
package. I have the binary version of the deb package ready, but I have
been unable to work on the source package (I just have a kid, and things
are going crazy around her since then :-) ). I don't have mailman
installed on my machine, but may be you can help me so I can fix all the
bugs related to that. Againg all the y2k have been fixed. Johnie is just
waiting for me to finnish the source package, so he can sponsor it into

Cesar Mendoza

On 9 Feb 2000, Brian May wrote:

> Hello,
> last I checked frozen, lists-archives has the following comment:
>  This package may also be used as the backend archiver for mailman
>  (www.list.org).  For the full effect, configure the webserver:
> However, not only did I find a number of problems with incorrect file
> permissions (it uses daemon:daemon, mailman uses root:list), poor
> documentation (there is no indication that it will automatically try
> and use the archives produced by mailman) and buggy (1. it tried to
> access archives from mailman in groups of three months, and complained
> if they didn't all exist, 2. it listed two seperate mailing lists:
> test and test.mbox - both were the same list), but has serious y2k
> bugs (it listed the archive as 1900, not 2000, and it stores files
> with 2 digit years).
> As there are long standing bug reports on lists-archives not being y2k
> compliant, I was wondering why they haven't been fixed, or even if
> lists-archives should be removed from potato. Perhaps lists-archives
> is no longer supported? Should I upgrade the bugs to important?  (I am
> unsure of etiquette here).
> Then again, if this is the same software that is used by the Debian
> mailing lists, why haven't the y2k fixes been incorporated into the
> Debian package?
> -- 
> Brian May <bam@debian.org>
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