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Re: Mailman breakage [Was: rawhide report: 20081227 changes]



On Sun, 28 Dec 2008 14:02:19 -0300, Horst wrote:

> > > [...]
> > >
> > > > rpmdevtools-7.0-1.fc11
> > > > ----------------------
> > > > * Fri Dec 26 17:00:00 2008 Ville Skyttä <ville.skytta at iki.fi> - 7.0-1
> > >                                         ~~
> > > Yep, same UTF-8 mangling I see here with my mailman installation. Sigh...
> 
> > Are you sure it's mailman's fault?  The copy I got of the original looked
> > like it was sent by something that just dumped its data into the body of
> > the non-MIME mail it created as raw UTF-8.  I suppose making the mails
> > MIME messages and indicating the correct Content-Type with charset info
> > and an appropriate Content-Transfer-Encoding would work better (+
> > possibly applying e.g. quoted-printable for extra safety).
> 
> AFAICS, Mailman just doesn't forward the headers telling the encoding of
> the non-ASCII body.

Are you sure there are such headers to begin with?

FWIW, the Fedora EPEL build report [posted to epel-devel-list] sets the
content type and the transfer encoding, and that works fine with UTF-8
symbols used in spec changelogs.


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