Re: MHonArc from the command line

2002-05-29 13:30:04
On May 29, 2002 at 10:18, Arlen(_dot_)P(_dot_)Walker(_at_)jci(_dot_)com wrote:

I've been testing this locally by running "MHonArc add message.txt" (where
message.txt is the text file of the archived message, including MIME) and
it successfully adds the message to a MHonArc archive, but does *not* pull
the MIME out of the file and create spearate files linked for downloading;
the MIME is still there, staring back at me, saying nothing.

1) What am I doing wrong?

Probably nothing.  I am guessing it is the data.

2) Is  running it against the Mailman archives in the first place the right
way to try and add MHonArc into the mix, or have I missed a better and
cleaner way (keeping in mind I can't install MHonArc to be run
automagically by Mailman itself)?

It depends on how mailman stores the messages.  MHonArc works best
when given the original raw message data.  Some mail systems that archive
raw messages sometimes strip out useful information, including MIME-related
information.  If this is the case, there may not be enough information
for MHonArc, or any MIME-aware product, to properly decode the message.

Note, I prefer to keep my web archives independent of whatever
mailing list software is being used.  I recommend using a special
user account that is subscribed to the mailing lists you want archived.
Through that user account, you use MHonArc, and any other tools, to
create and update the web archives from the raw mail sent to the account.
The mharc web archiving system (a link to is provided on the MHonArc
homepage under Extras) is designed to work this way.

3) The attachment files in question are three types: PDF, CBV (a binary
database format) and PGN (a text file). IS there something special I need
to do to get them recognized by MHonArc?


If you can make the "message.txt" file available, we can examine it
to know for sure if it is properly formatted wrt MIME.


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