Mailing list glitch?

Harald Welte laforge at
Fri Jun 5 12:25:14 CEST 2009

On Wed, Jun 03, 2009 at 09:16:50PM +0200, Harald Welte wrote:
> 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.

I've now manually patched the mobox archive with a space in front of the "From"
and regenerated the archives to ensure that Sean's post is visible in full

- Harald Welte <laforge at> 
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