On Wed, May 16, 2007 at 08:58:44AM +0100, Dave Page wrote:
> Jim C. Nasby wrote:
> > On Tue, May 15, 2007 at 10:32:14PM +0200, Magnus Hagander wrote:
> >> Stefan Kaltenbrunner wrote:
> >>>> They are not stable.  The items should point to the archives, which are
> >>>> supposedly more stable.  (I had already fixed one item in PatchStatus
> >>>> this morning).  Really it would be much nicer to have links using the
> >>>> Message-Id but I doubt that's at all doable.
> >>> hrm - I see so is there a particular reason for that behaviour ?
> >> They're stable until Bruce removes something from the queue. When
> >> something is removed, it's renumbered.
> >>
> >> It's how mhonarc works. It's the same with the archives - if we delete a
> >> mail, they get renumbered. So we never should delete, we should just
> >> blank out, but it has happened a couple of times.
> > 
> > Isn't there any other archiver we could use? The lack of URL stability
> > in mhonarc is bad enough, but the cross-month issue is just horrible.
> Nothing useful last time I looked (a year or two back admittedley). I
> have a design for one in mind that I was looking to prototype - there
> are some php classes that would make it quite simple to get messages
> into a database either via procmail, or from an mbox.
> the stumbling block I was running into was rewriting the old archives
> URLs to the new ones.

How much visibility do we have into the mhonarc database? We should be
able to come up with a simple redirector that would point the old
mhonarc URLs to URLs for the new system...
Jim Nasby                                      [EMAIL PROTECTED]
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