Mailing list glitch?

Doug Jones dj6mf at
Fri Jun 5 20:08:35 CEST 2009

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.

This is a test message.
 >From this point on, will it be truncated in the archive?

I did a cursory search of the mailman-user archives:

but didn't find any reference to this bug.  I suppose we should report 
it to them.

Apparently they don't have a bug tracker, just the lists.  I imagine the 
code doesn't change very often.

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