Re: archive/Makefile improved [patch]

From: Bernhard Reiter <>
Date: Sat, 14 Aug 1999 01:30:43 -0500
Message-ID: <>

On Sun, Aug 08, 1999 at 02:18:39PM +0200, Daniel Stenberg wrote:
> On Tue, 6 Jul 1999, Bernhard Reiter wrote:

> > I found the makefile in the archive directory very cumbersome and tried
> > to improve it a little bit. Result attached.
> That patch is only good for GNU make.
True. Though the lists.h will work with a normal makefile.

> Are we really ready to dump normal make
> and require GNU make?

Craig already said no.
I wouldn't have any objections in jumping to GNU make. It is available and the Makefile looks a lot better. They would gain a lot structure and typing errors would be harder to make.

But we could rewrite it to use sed and do some replacements in a subshell.

Okay, two questions for that:

	What is normal make. (E.g. is there a POSIX standard?)
	What is normal sed?

(I see, 2a24 is out, will check...)

Right now I'm thinking in how hypermail and the scripts can help to create nice overview pages for the content of different directories, if e.g. saved in one archive per month.

The pipermail and e-group overview pages would be interesting examples for that. See
(I hope the last one is accessable by everybody.)

Maybe hypermail should leave a database script ready index file, containing simple parseble lines like:


Giving the messages per day.
Just a thought.

Two other things:

If the message was PGP/MIME signed, hypermail should also save the signed message part as a seperate attachment in original form. The webbrowser might then be able to load the signature and the original message version and check the signature.

It would be nice, if hypermail could somehow manage to link to thread messages in different month. Okay, seems hard to do, but it would definately be a very useful feature to follow threads, which run over more than one month.

My reagards to the hypermail developers, and thanks for mentioning me on the Website, Daniel.


ps.: Somehow my last reply about the mailman integration is not in the archive, I hope its content has reached the subscribers. Tell me if you also only got an empty message, I will rewrite my answer if necessary.

Received on Mon 16 Aug 1999 11:17:08 PM GMT

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