How to download list archives?


#1

How can I get a copy of the archives of this list?

I e-mailed the published list owner (Nathan Haneysmith
chef-request@lists.opscode.com) a few days ago, but haven’t
received a response. I would like to be able to search and browse
the archives using my MUA instead of the MHonArc Web interface. I
don’t see any “download archive” option on Opscode’s site, and a
spin through various Sympa and MHonArc docs suggests I’m not going
to get it straight from the list management software.


Phil Mocek


#2

On Thu, Nov 15, 2012 at 2:02 AM, Phil Mocek phil-lists@mocek.org wrote:

How can I get a copy of the archives of this list?

I e-mailed the published list owner (Nathan Haneysmith
chef-request@lists.opscode.com) a few days ago, but haven’t
received a response. I would like to be able to search and browse
the archives using my MUA instead of the MHonArc Web interface. I
don’t see any “download archive” option on Opscode’s site, and a
spin through various Sympa and MHonArc docs suggests I’m not going
to get it straight from the list management software.

I forwarded your email to Nathan directly.

I usually use google to search the archives, e.g.
“site:lists.opscode.com whyrun”

There was some movement toward Google Groups a while ago but it seems
to have died out.

Bryan


#3

On Nov 15, 2012, at 8:18 AM, Bryan McLellan wrote:

On Thu, Nov 15, 2012 at 2:02 AM, Phil Mocek phil-lists@mocek.org wrote:

How can I get a copy of the archives of this list?

I e-mailed the published list owner (Nathan Haneysmith
chef-request@lists.opscode.com) a few days ago, but haven’t
received a response. I would like to be able to search and browse
the archives using my MUA instead of the MHonArc Web interface. I
don’t see any “download archive” option on Opscode’s site, and a
spin through various Sympa and MHonArc docs suggests I’m not going
to get it straight from the list management software.

I forwarded your email to Nathan directly.

I usually use google to search the archives, e.g.
“site:lists.opscode.com whyrun”

There was some movement toward Google Groups a while ago but it seems
to have died out.

Bryan

Yup, the inability to easily export the archives and the ease of search are the two primary motivators in our plan to move off of Sympa. When we do make the cutover, we will be taking the archives from Sympa and importing them to another service that would allow for nice things like downloading the entire archive and easier search of the history.

In short, “no simple way to do this currently, and we plan to fix that.”

Thanks,

Nathan Haneysmith


#4

On Thu, Nov 15, 2012 at 08:12:18PM +0000, Nathan Haneysmith wrote:

In short, “no simple way to do this currently, and we plan to
fix that.”

Great! Thanks in advance for that.

On that general topic, is this “Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re:” trend a
problem with Sympa or just bad subscriber netiquette? I’m new to
this list.


Phil Mocek
http://mocek.org/