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From Chris Haumesser ...@awry.ws>
Subject Re: mod_mbox attachment handling
Date Tue, 17 Jul 2007 22:20:40 GMT
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On Tuesday 17 July 2007 15:15:25 Chris Haumesser wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I'm trying to help a client improve its list archives.  They've been using
> mailman with pipermail for many years, and pipermail is problematic in many
> ways.
>
> We like the look and feel of mod_mbox, and would like to deploy it. 
> However, it doesn't seem to handle common attachments correctly (as of svn
> rev 556672).
>
> Here's an example from an apache list (check the jpeg attachment):
>
> http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/ws-axis-user/200704.mbox/%3C460FD7
>22.7050303@wso2.com%3E
>
> In my testing, I've had similar results with jpg, png, gif, and pdf files.
> mod_mbox seems to recognize the mime parts/types, but doesn't actually
> serve up the attachment properly.  Text/plain and text/html seem to be ok.
>
> The only relevant info I've found in Googling is the following from a
> couple of summers ago - http://blog.bulix.org/index.php/blog/494:
>
> ---
> mod_mbox has now a brand new and complete MIME parser. The attachment
> downloading is still to be implemented, but it's really no big deal
> considering the data structures generated by the
> mbox_mime_decode_multipart() function.
> ---
>
> Is the above still an accurate statement of attachment handling status in
> mod_mbox?  If so, does anyone know what it would take to add this
> functionality?  Anyone interested in helping us for a modest bounty?
>
> If adding the needed attachment handling is impractical, does anyone have
> alternative list archival solutions (aside from the usual suspects -
> pipermail, mhonarc, lurker).
>
>
> Thanks,
>
>
> -C-



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