[vdr] reading epg.data kills vdr-1.3.27

Darren Salt linux at youmustbejoking.demon.co.uk
Thu Jul 21 18:54:32 CEST 2005

I demand that Olaf Titz may or may not have written...

>> I think I've tried all EPG bugfix levels, to no avail.  Removing epg.data
>> and restarting VDR appears to fix it.  And I don't think I've ever seen
>> the off-by-one problems until VDR writes epg.data to disk some time after
>> a "fresh" restart.  Anyone seeing similar effects?

> I'm seeing this occasionally. I think this has something to do with
> short-term programming changes - perhaps the stations are not always
> providing EPG data which properly overrides the old versions, or VDR
> sometimes ignores the new version. The latter could be a VDR bug but the
> former may be really hard to hunt down...

I've seen that today on BBC1 wrt a few detonators being set off in London.
Basically, what's happening is that the new EPG data (extra news programmes)
is being added, but the programmes which are completely replaced aren't
removed, at least if they don't have the same start times as the new

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