Mailing list glitch?

Harald Welte laforge at
Wed Jun 3 21:16:50 CEST 2009

On Wed, Jun 03, 2009 at 03:21:26PM -0300, Werner Almesberger wrote:
> Doug Jones wrote:
> > Has this bug been there all along?  Does our community's collective 
> > memory have a hole in it?
> Seems that it chopped the mail at the line beginning with "From".
> Not sure where the rest ended up ...

It looks like the mailman/pipermail parser is somewhat broken and considers
every line starting with "^From " as the beginning of a new mail
(envelope-from).  This is really weird, one would expect this kind of bug in
the UUCP days of the early 1990ies but not in 2009.

- Harald Welte <laforge at> 
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