Hypermail and Y2k + New Version Available

From: Kent Landfield <kent_at_hypermail-project.org>
Date: Mon, 27 Dec 1999 09:54:39 -0600 (CST)
Message-Id: <199912271554.JAA20252_at_landfield.com>

New Version Available:

   A new version of hypermail has been rolled and is available.    hypermail-2b29 is available at


   See the Changelog for a list of corrections.

Hypermail Y2K Issues:

If you are still using 1.02 or 2.03b versions of hypermail, please read the rest of this message very carefully.

Older versions of hypermail (2.03b and earlier) are not Y2K comliant!

Hypermail 2b29 is Y2K compliant.

The older versions of hypermail are not Y2K compliant. The problem is that all messages after December 31, 1999 have their year changed to 1970 for sorting purposes. Thus new messages after December 31, 1999 will start showing up at the top of the date order list instead of the bottom.


   hypermail-2b29 generated archives are not backward    compatible with older 1.02 and 2.03b generated archives.

Processing an old archive with the new software can lead to unpredictable results. Hypermail users should convert their old archives back to mbox format, if they don't have a copy already in that format. Using the hypetombox.pl utility, the command line should be like the following.

   hypetombox.pl -d hypermail_archive_directory -m new_mbox_file

The new mbox formatted file can then be processed by the newer version of hypermail. Please refer to the hypermail man page for instructions on creating an archive from a mbox formatted file.

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Received on Mon 27 Dec 1999 05:55:34 PM GMT

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