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bug#2251: 23.0.90; Summary by label in RMAIL

From: Glenn Morris
Subject: bug#2251: 23.0.90; Summary by label in RMAIL
Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2017 02:30:46 -0500
User-agent: Gnus (www.gnus.org), GNU Emacs (www.gnu.org/software/emacs/)

Glenn Morris wrote:

> To summarize, the issue here is that a corrupted BABYL file
> http://debbugs.gnu.org/cgi/bugreport.cgi?bug=2251#51
> produced a corrupted mbox file, which RMAIL choked on.
> The right solution would seem to be to try and detect the
> corrupted/unexpected BABYL file and either fix it when converting to
> mbox, or if it cannot be fixed abort the conversion with some
> informative error message so that the user can try to fix it by hand
> before converting. Ie do some basic sanity-checking of the input BABYL
> file, to see it has the expected format.

5 years on, it's time to close this as wontfix, since no-one has any
interest in improving support for the by obsolete babyl format,
especially in fringe cases like this.

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