Mailing list glitch?

Andreas "Cyberfrag" Fischer cyberfrag at
Sun Jun 7 01:49:46 CEST 2009

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Am 05.06.2009 20:08, Doug Jones schrieb:
> 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.

Actually this sounds suspiciously like the mbox-Bug - in which case the
bug is in the spec, not the software. Switching to Maildir might help,
if it's possible.

Andreas Fischer
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