Thanks to Tom Koelman and others at http://gmane.org
fsf-friends(a)gnu.org.in is now available as a news group
at server : news.gmane.org
groupname : gmane.org.fsf.india.fsf-friends
U can set it up in ur news reader with the above information
or by clicking
in mozilla browser/mail reader
U can also view it online at
Arun, Thanks for ur willingness to allow fsf-friends(a)gnu.org.in
If v want to hav our old mails available at http://gmane.org
V hav to import old mail archives into Gmane
Here is the instruction (from http://gmane.org/import.php
Importing Archives Into Gmane
Mailing list archives can be imported into Gmane.
Archives to be imported can be in one of two formats:
Either a tar file of a one-message-per-file directory,
where the files have names that increase numerically,
or a Unix mbox file. No other formats are acceptable.
A Unix mbox file is preferred.
If you wish to have an archive of a mailing list you
administrate imported into Gmane, send a mail to Lars
( larsi+gmane(a)gnus.org )
with the URL of the mailing list archive, and which
group it should be imported into.
The list admin/owner should OK this before the archive
is imported. If you're the list admin, please say so in
the email where you request the import. If not, please
get in touch with the list admin first and get an approval
before you request the import. The list admin often has
access to an mbox format mail archive for the list, so get
the URL for the archive at the same time.
For the technically inclined, here's how a mailing list
archive import is done. It's not always as straightforward
as it may seem.
* If there are no articles already in the group,
the archive is simply imported.
* If there are already articles in the group, things
get a bit more complicated, since Gmane tries to keep
at least a loose correlation between the order of the
article numbers and the sequence in which the messages
1. Let's say there's already articles 1-1000 in the group,
and there's 2000 (unstored) articles in the archive.
2. Reception of new articles for the group is temporarily
3. The archive is imported into the group, ignoring any
articles that have already been stored in the group.
The articles from the archive get article numbers
4. Articles 1-1000 are renamed to 3001-4000.
5. Using a hacked-up version of the prunehistory inn
command, the storage tokens for these moved articles
6. The overview file for the group is regenerated.
7. Any articles that arrived while doing this operation
are handled and injected into the group.
This means that if you've read articles in the group before
doing the import, they'll suddenly become unread again,
since they're assigned new article numbers. This is
inconvenient, but it's a one-time inconvenience.
Having the articles permanently out of sequence would be a
The web interface to the articles will still respect the
old article numbering, as well as the new.
both refer to the
same article after one of these renumberings.
--- Tom Koelman <tkoelman(a)xs4all.nl> wrote:
The following message is a courtesy copy of an
that has been posted to gmane.discuss.subscribe as well.
An open list which invites questions, proposals, suggestions, comments to aid the
A subscription message for the requested mailing list has been sent.
The resulting group will be created when the first message arrives
from the mailing list. New groups that are created are announced in
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