Number: 623

Date: 10-Apr-84 15':40':05

Submitter: Sannella.PA

Source: Denber.wbst

Subject: Want Lafite Mail file Scavenger

Lisp Version: 

Description: '
Date': 10 Apr 84 15':31 EST'
From': Denber.wbst'
Subject': Lafite': Mail File Trashed'
Lafite-System-Date': 28-Feb-84 13':10':33'
Lisp-System-Date':  1-Mar-84 14':24':22'
Machine-Type': Dolphin'
I was Moving a message from a mail file on my local disk to {Ice}<Denber>Lisp>Active.mail when Ice crashed.  I tried it again when Ice came back up and this time it worked.  Then I closed the local browser and tried to open the remote file.  I got'
"Cannot parse file {ICE}<DENBER>LISP>ACTIVE.MAIL;1 near message 188, byte 456030 because': Bad header or previous message length is incorrect".'
Now what?  I sure hope you have a LafiteMailFileScavenger - I really need that file.  Help!'
			- Michel'
Date': 10 Apr 84 14':00 PST'
Subject': Re': Lafite': Mail File Trashed'
In-reply-to': Denber.wbst''s message of 10 Apr 84 15':31 EST'
To': Denber.wbst'
Lafite is clever enough to parse a file that has had only part of a message moved into it, but only if that message is the last one in the file; i.e., you would have to browse the file immediately after the aborted Move.'
There is no Lafite scavenger yet, but the Laurel MailFileScavenger works just fine.'
Date': 12-Jul-84 14''':34''':48'
Source': MikeDixon.PA'
Subject': Lafite needs a scavenger!'
Description': my mail file gets garbled too often.  usually this is not Lafite''''s fault -- something goes wrong with the file system, or the server, or the machine crashes, or whatever, but one way or another the folder gets scrambled.  with copybytes i can recover the msgs up to the point it gets confused, but everything from there on must be discarded or essentially rebuilt by hand...  no good.  laurel''''s scavenger isn''''t much use to those of us on DLions.  even a simple-minded scavenger would be a considerable bonus, and should be considered a high priority.'
Date': 20 Jul 84 14':39 EDT'
From': Mcfarland.henr'
Subject': Lafite': Lafite Mail file scavenge'
cc': Mcfarland.henr, KMatysek, Gocek, Garnaat'
Lafite-System-Date': 28-Feb-84 13':10':33'
Lisp-System-Date':  9-Apr-84 18':28':19'
Machine-Type': Dolphin'
Since all of us out here, at one time or another, has had a mail file clobbered. A suggestion for future improvements (or an auxiliary program), would be a lisp based mail file scavenger (to avoid moving mail files to a laurel scavenger).  My compliments to all lafite implementors - a great package.'
Doug McFarland'


Test Case: 

Edit-By: Sannella.PA

Edit-Date: 22-Jul-84 11':52':59


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System: Text

Subsystem: Lafite



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Difficulty: Hard


Impact: Annoying

Priority: Unlikely

Status: Open

Problem Type: Design - UI

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