Need help setting up Patchwork

Deen Sethanandha deenseth at
Tue Jul 6 13:43:30 EST 2010

Thank you very much for your reply!

> So it works if you boot directly to Ubuntu, but not if you boot Ubuntu as a
> virtual machine?
Yes that's what happened.  I didn't know why either. The /bin/sh worked
I didn't try to trouble shoot it since it worked on Ubuntu host.

> Yes, patchwork needs a List-Id (or X-Mailing-List) header to determine
> which
> project an email is for. If the mbox you have is from a mailing list, it
> should have one of these headers. You will need to check that the settings
> for
> the project (in the patchwork /admin/ interface) have the matching list-id
> setting.

When I am taking about mailinglist, I meant the archive from this page.  When I unzip the archive
it didn't have the List-ID information.

>  formail -i 'List-Id: My project <>' < old.mbox > new.mbox

Thank you very much.  I modified it a bit so that it works with multiple
email per file. expects one email on its input.
> However, you can use formail to execute the parser on each mail of a
> multiple-
> mail mbox file:
>  formail -s /srv/patchwork/apps/patchwork/bin/ < your-file.mbox

This works fine.  Thanks!

> >   I saw the, but it seems to require one email per
> >   file because it uses the
> This is for importing a maildir-style directory of single-mail files
> Cheers,
> Jeremy
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