Newbie question -- MHonArc not processing From:

1996-12-22 23:39:09
I recently installed MHonArc v2.0.0.alpha 2 running under perl
version 5.002 on an Unix box.  I am trying to process digests
of a mailing list I administer.  The list software is a package
called BestServ, and was customed developed by my ISP.  I've been
able to get most of it working, by setting the message separator
as follows:

% mhonarc -msgsep ^From: testdigest.txt

However, the index & message files that are built don't have
the From: field processed correctly.  The message HTML files
simply don't have a From: field in the header, while the main
index file has a blank line following the From: field.

It seems (to my inexperienced eye) that the From: line is
not getting passed to the header processing routine along
with the rest of the header lines for each message.  Is this
because it's marking it as the message separator, and skipping
it as a result?  If so, is there any way to tell MHonArc to
include the message separator line as part of the mail header?

I'm relatively new to both perl and to MHonArc, so I appreciate
any level of detail that someone is patient enough to provide.
Thanks in advance for any advice.

An extract from a sample digest follows:

Received: from ( []) by (8.6.12/8.6.5) with ESMTP id NAA06573 for
<kwoolner(_at_)shellx(_dot_)best(_dot_)com>; Wed, 6 Nov 1996 13:33:35 -0800
From: bosox-errors(_at_)lists(_dot_)best(_dot_)com
Received: (daemon(_at_)localhost) by (8.6.12/8.6.5) id IAA05888;
Wed, 6 Nov 1996 08:36:44 -0800
Date: Wed, 6 Nov 1996 08:36:44 -0800
Message-Id: <199611061636(_dot_)IAA05888(_at_)lists1(_dot_)best(_dot_)com>
Subject: Digest bosox.v004.n1650
Sender: bosox-errors(_at_)lists(_dot_)best(_dot_)com
Errors-To: bosox-errors(_at_)lists(_dot_)best(_dot_)com
To: bosox(_at_)lists(_dot_)best(_dot_)com

-------------- BEGIN bosox.v004.n1650 --------------

    001 - "Clifford Otto" <otto(_at_)dn(_dot_) - Darryl Hamilton
    002 - "Derek W. Miles" <dmiles@ - Hosey
    003 - "Joe Brooks" <jbrooks3(_at_)ni - "Catching" up on catcher stats
    004 - Steven Joseph Mastroyin < - Re: "Catching" up on catcher stats
    005 - x84976g2(_at_)cadet1(_dot_)usma(_dot_)edu  - Yankees in SI
    006 - "Tony K. Olsen" <tkolsen@ - RANGERS ACQUIRE OF HOSEY FROM RED SOX
    007 - rgf(_at_)cimx(_dot_)com              - Re: "Catching" up on catcher 
    008 - Sean McGerty <drbob(_at_)speed - Re: bosox-digest V4 #1607
    009 - David & Margie Dupre & Fa - Testing
    010 - The Solitary Soldier <vol - RE: Homework assignment
    011 - "Keith Woolner" <kwoolner - RE: Homework assignment
    012 - "Keith Woolner" <kwoolner - Re: Stanley
    013 - "Keith Woolner" <kwoolner - Mercker?
    014 - "Clifford Otto" <otto(_at_)dn(_dot_) - Re: Stanley
    015 - "Clifford Otto" <otto(_at_)dn(_dot_) - Sale of Clark and Milacki to 
    016 - ray(_dot_)mac(_at_)ix(_dot_)netcom(_dot_)com     - Hosey Trade
    017 - "Clifford Otto" <otto(_at_)dn(_dot_) - All-time won-lost percentages 
for AL

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--------------- MESSAGE bosox.v004.n1650.1 ---------------

From: "Clifford Otto" <otto(_at_)dn(_dot_)net>
Subject: Darryl Hamilton
Date: Tue, 5 Nov 1996 10:36:10 -0500
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7BIT

The Globe is reporting that the Sox have made inquiries of Darryl
Hamilton's (Rangers) agents.
Clifford Otto

--------------- MESSAGE bosox.v004.n1650.2 ---------------

From: "Derek W. Miles" <dmiles(_at_)gwis2(_dot_)circ(_dot_)gwu(_dot_)edu>
Subject: Hosey
Date: Tue, 5 Nov 1996 11:01:44 -0500 (EST)
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; charset=US-ASCII

I have to say that I am glad the Sox got rid of Hosey.  He is a career AAA
player and they would have kept trying to bring him up to the bigs.


Democracy is a beautiful thing, except for 
that part about letting just any old yokel vote.
Derek Miles
The George Washington University

--------------- MESSAGE bosox.v004.n1650.3 ---------------

From: "Joe Brooks" <jbrooks3(_at_)niu(_dot_)edu>
Subject: "Catching" up on catcher stats
Date: Tue, 5 Nov 1996 10:50:29 -0600
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit

????'s about Stanley?
        Just look in the latest issue of Baseball Digest.  There is an article
about the decline in the quality of catchers.  The article focused on
percentages of picking off base stealers.  I thought it was rather funny
that certain individuals on this list would give their left nut for Mike
Piazza, but, he had the worst numbers for pick-offs.  He was 26/181
attempts.  Coincidentally, no other catcher had as many attempts against
him as did M. Piazza.  The league average was 24.7% and Mike Stanley ended
at a figure slightly below that, but not nearly as low as M.P.'s.  Do you
still think we need a new catcher?  Any comments?       


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[digest continues...]

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