[mythtv-users] XMLTV errors (UK)
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Mon Mar 22 17:54:33 UTC 2010
On 21 March 2010 18:15, Mike Perkins <mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk> wrote:
> Nick Morrott wrote:
>> .On 21 March 2010 12:51, Mike Perkins <mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk>
>>> My mythfilldatabase run had errors this morning, I'm currently re-running
>>> from the command line and it's throwing out lines like:
>>> http://xmltv.radiotimes.com/xmltv/1544.dat: Use of uninitialized value
>>> $num_titles in concatenation (.) or string at /usr/bin/tv_grab_uk_rt line
>>> There are 11 of these so far. Does this mean that I need to update xmltv
>>> the Radio Times grabber?
>> This was fixed in XMLTV CVS in December 2009 (r1.263) when more debug
>> output was added for empty listings files. This was committed after
>> the release of 0.5.56 (the current release of XMLTV) so users will
>> need to upgrade to current CVS. A new XMLTV release should be out
>> soon, once some issues related to using the latest versions (>=6.00)
>> of the Date::Manip module are resolved.
>> The warning is harmless - there are several files on the Radio Times
>> XMLTV service that are not carrying listings at the moment. A counter
>> was left undefined rather than set to 0, so any empty listings files
>> will have an undef number of titles processed rather than zero. When
>> this information is output, a warning is generated. This error should
>> be repeated for the number of empty listings files your configuration
>> tries to process.
> Snag is, mythweb shows the mythfilldatabase run as "incomplete", and I'm
> missing data for the last two days (ie I only have 12 days ahead instead of
> 14). Does the problem you've outlined above prevent the system from
> exiting with a "successful" status?
The 0.5.56 release of the grabber will exit with a failure status if
it cannot download listings for configured channels whose files on the
Radio Times server are empty. It is not due to the reduced number of
days of available listings.
I will add a TODO item to revisit this behaviour (especially as the RT
data now has a disclaimer at the top of each file, even if empty) and
address it when I can.
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