mb2md - Convert Mbox mailboxes to Maildir format

Property Value
Distribution Debian 10 (Buster)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package filename mb2md_3.20-9_all.deb
Package name mb2md
Package version 3.20
Package release 9
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Category implemented-in::perl interface::commandline mail role::program scope::utility use::converting works-with::mail
Homepage http://batleth.sapienti-sat.org/projects/mb2md/
License -
Maintainer Debian Perl Group <pkg-perl-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org>
Download size 23.87 KB
Installed size 73.00 KB
mb2md (mbox to maildir) takes one or more Mbox format mailbox files
in a directory and convert them to Maildir format mailboxes.
As the Mbox format has some drawbacks, D. J. Bernstein created the
Maildir format when he wrote Qmail. With the Mbox format all mail of
a specific folder is stored as one large text file. The Maildir
format stores each mail as a separate file. It is a faster and more
efficient way to store mail. It works particularly well over NFS,
which has a long history of locking-related woes.
The Mbox format is used by many POP3/IMAP servers, most mail servers
(MTAs) and mail readers (MUAs). The Maildir format is used by Qmail,
Courier-MTA and can be also used as a alternative mail storage format
by Postfix and Exim or any MTA which can use procmail as
MDA. POP3/IMAP servers which support Maildirs are e.g. Courier IMAP
and Dovecot.
mb2md does not only convert Mbox mailbox files into a Maildir but can
also convert the /var/spool/mail/$USER mailspool file. It is smart
enough to not transfer a dummy message such as the UW IMAPD puts at
the start of Mbox mailboxes - and you could add your own search terms
into the script to make it ignore other forms of dummy first message.


Package Version Architecture Repository
mb2md_3.20-9_all.deb 3.20 all Debian Main
mb2md - - -


Name Value
libtimedate-perl -
perl -


Type URL
Mirror ftp.br.debian.org
Binary Package mb2md_3.20-9_all.deb
Source Package mb2md

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install mb2md deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install mb2md




2018-10-27 - gregor herrmann <gregoa@debian.org>
mb2md (3.20-9) unstable; urgency=medium
* Team upload.
[ Salvatore Bonaccorso ]
* Update Vcs-* headers for switch to salsa.debian.org
[ Jelmer Vernooij ]
* Remove unnecessary 'Testsuite: autopkgtest' header.
[ gregor herrmann ]
* Add build dependency on libtimedate-perl. Thanks to Daniel Schepler
for the bug report. (Closes: #912045)
* debian/copyright: use HTTPS for Copyright-Format URL.
* debian/rules: honour DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS=nocheck.
* Declare compliance with Debian Policy 4.2.1.
* Bump debhelper compatibility level to 10.
* Remove trailing whitespace from debian/*.
2016-05-22 - Axel Beckert <abe@debian.org>
mb2md (3.20-8) unstable; urgency=low
[ Salvatore Bonaccorso ]
* debian/control: Use HTTPS transport protocol for Vcs-Git URI
[ gregor herrmann ]
* Change bugtracker URL(s) to HTTPS.
[ Axel Beckert ]
* Switch Vcs-Browser header from http:// to https://.
* Declare compliance with Debian Policy 3.9.8. (No changes needed.)
* Remove trailing blank line from debian/changelog.
* Convert debian/copyright to machine-readable DEP5 format
+ The packaging is licensed under GPLv3 as Noël stated in a private,
signed e-mail to me.
* Refresh all patches to get rid of small line offsets.
* Add minimal test suite for build time and as-installed testing.
+ Add patch to take home directory from $HOME if set.
+ Add b-d on libpath-tiny-perl and libtest-command-simple-perl.
+ Raise versioned debhelper b-d to ≥ 9.20141010 for <!nocheck>.
+ Add versioned dpkg-dev build-dependency for <!nocheck>.
* Fix Make-source-and-destination-path-expansion-behave-mo.patch to work
properly in one more case. (Closes: #818678)
2014-08-31 - David Bremner <bremner@debian.org>
mb2md (3.20-7) unstable; urgency=medium
* Team upload
* Only prepend working directory to relative paths
(Closes: #759912)
2014-08-10 - Axel Beckert <abe@debian.org>
mb2md (3.20-6) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Axel Beckert ]
* Change section from net to mail
* Redact short and long description
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.5 (no changes).
* Fix typo in previous changelog entry.
* Fix UW-IMAP misspelling in multiple places. Thanks Jonas Smedegaard!
(Closes: #757601)
* Switch Vcs-Browser URL to new preferred cgit web interface.
[ gregor herrmann ]
* debian/watch: don't try to run uupdate.

See Also

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