Re: Anybody gotta list archive tarball?

From: Andries Brouwer (
Date: Thu Jun 12 2003 - 09:51:34 EST

On Thu, Jun 12, 2003 at 08:14:46AM -0600, Jonathan Corbet wrote:

> Does anybody happen to have (and is willing to share) a tarball containing
> archives of this list going back well into the 90's? I am, shall we say,
> researching the activities of certain companies (when I should really be
> working on driver books) and something greppable would be most helpful.

I tend to collect such things, but lost early stuff in disk crashes.
There is here

- stuff from
  1 Mar 1996 - now.

[you can ftp that yourself, I suppose]

- stuff from

- linux-activists list archive
  Very fragmentary, Oct 1991 to Oct 1993.
  Also Oct 1993 to Jul 1995.
  Also Jan 1992 to Dec 1993.

- linux-kernel
  Jul 1995 to Apr 1996.

[lots of garbage in various different formats and from various sources;
very time consuming to sort out; different archives are very similar
but do not have precisely the same posts; I can make the raw stuff
available if you want - maybe you don't want]

In case you reply - do so to


[Btw - if others have old archives, I'd be happy to get a copy.
Both mailing lists and old (pre 0.99) sources and binaries.
Still searching libc sources earlier than libc 4.3.]

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