[vdr] "ERROR: unexpected tag while reading EPG data: ....." caused by bug in epg.c?

Carsten Koch Carsten.Koch at icem.com
Tue Oct 4 23:23:45 CEST 2005


I am getting an
    ERROR: unexpected tag while reading EPG data: .....
error message on every start up of VDR.

So I tried the following:

*  compile plain vanilla VDR 1.3.34.
    No patches, no plugins.

*  remove /video/epg.data.

*  start up VDR using a copy of my config directory.

Here is what I get:

Oct  4 23:09:39 vdr vdr[3846]: VDR version 1.3.34 started
Oct  4 23:09:39 vdr vdr[3846]: loading /tmp/vdrconfig//setup.conf
Oct  4 23:09:39 vdr vdr[3846]: ERROR: unknown config parameter: SourceCaps = 1 S19.2E
Oct  4 23:09:39 vdr vdr[3846]: ERROR: unknown config parameter: SourceCaps = 2 S19.2E
Oct  4 23:09:39 vdr vdr[3846]: ERROR: unknown config parameter: SourceCaps = 3 S13.0E
Oct  4 23:09:39 vdr vdr[3846]: loading /tmp/vdrconfig//sources.conf
Oct  4 23:09:39 vdr vdr[3846]: loading /tmp/vdrconfig//diseqc.conf
Oct  4 23:09:39 vdr vdr[3846]: loading /tmp/vdrconfig//channels.conf
Oct  4 23:09:39 vdr vdr[3846]: loading /tmp/vdrconfig//timers.conf
Oct  4 23:09:39 vdr vdr[3846]: loading /tmp/vdrconfig//commands.conf
Oct  4 23:09:39 vdr vdr[3846]: loading /tmp/vdrconfig//reccmds.conf
Oct  4 23:09:39 vdr vdr[3846]: loading /tmp/vdrconfig//svdrphosts.conf
Oct  4 23:09:39 vdr vdr[3846]: loading /tmp/vdrconfig//ca.conf
Oct  4 23:09:39 vdr vdr[3846]: loading /tmp/vdrconfig//remote.conf
Oct  4 23:09:39 vdr vdr[3846]: loading /tmp/vdrconfig//keymacros.conf
Oct  4 23:09:39 vdr vdr[3846]: video directory scanner thread started (pid=3846, tid=-1211290704)
Oct  4 23:09:39 vdr vdr[3846]: probing /dev/dvb/adapter0/frontend0
Oct  4 23:09:39 vdr vdr[3846]: ERROR: unexpected tag while reading EPG data: USA 1992
Oct  4 23:09:41 vdr vdr[3846]: tuner on device 1 thread started (pid=3846, tid=-1219683408)
Oct  4 23:09:41 vdr vdr[3846]: section handler thread started (pid=3846, tid=-1228076112)
Oct  4 23:09:41 vdr vdr[3846]: probing /dev/dvb/adapter1/frontend0
Oct  4 23:09:41 vdr vdr[3846]: tuner on device 2 thread started (pid=3846, tid=-1236468816)
Oct  4 23:09:41 vdr vdr[3846]: section handler thread started (pid=3846, tid=-1244861520)
Oct  4 23:09:41 vdr vdr[3846]: probing /dev/dvb/adapter2/frontend0
Oct  4 23:09:41 vdr vdr[3846]: tuner on device 3 thread started (pid=3846, tid=-1253254224)
Oct  4 23:09:41 vdr vdr[3846]: section handler thread started (pid=3846, tid=-1261646928)
Oct  4 23:09:41 vdr vdr[3846]: probing /dev/dvb/adapter3/frontend0
Oct  4 23:09:41 vdr vdr[3846]: found 3 video devices
Oct  4 23:09:41 vdr vdr[3846]: setting primary device to 1
Oct  4 23:09:41 vdr vdr[3846]: SVDRP listening on port 2001
Oct  4 23:09:41 vdr vdr[3846]: loading /tmp/vdrconfig//themes/sttng-default.theme
Oct  4 23:09:41 vdr vdr[3846]: loading /tmp/vdrconfig//themes/sttng-default.theme
Oct  4 23:09:41 vdr vdr[3846]: remote control KBD - learning keys
Oct  4 23:09:41 vdr vdr[3846]: KBD remote control thread started (pid=3846, tid=-1270039632)
Oct  4 23:09:43 vdr vdr[3846]: ERROR: unexpected tag while reading EPG data: USA 2003

Where does it read the EPG data from (remember: there is no /video/epg.data file)?
Why does it complain about something that looks like
the production date of a movie?

Carsten.



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