Opened 8 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

#10847 closed Bug Report - General (fixed)

Time conversion error

Reported by: Andreas Reibring <andreas@…> Owned by: Raymond Wagner
Priority: minor Milestone: 0.27
Component: Bindings - Python Version: Master Head
Severity: medium Keywords:
Cc: Ticket locked: no


After upgrading to 0.25 my old scripts using MythTV.MythXML.getProgramDetails() stopped working, giving either urllib2.HTTPError or httplib.BadStatusLine errors. (Traceback from the Python interpreter attached.) The reason seems to be that getProgramDetails() now expects the starttime argument in UTC. However, when passed a UTC starttime argument, the method returns a Program object with an incorrect starttime attribute that is neither UTC nor local time.

Example: The news program 'Rapport' starts at 19:30 local Swedish time (17:30 UTC).

>>> prog = MythTV.MythXML().getProgramDetails(u'6011', u'2012-06-20 17:30:00')
>>> print prog.title, prog.starttime
Rapport 2012-06-20 18:30:00

I believe that the problem is the time representation conversion in MythTV.utility.datetime.timestamp(). This method is calling time.mktime(), which expects a struct_time in local time as argument, with a struct_time in UTC. The problem can be resolved by calling calendar.timegm() instead. (See table on Patch is attached.

Attachments (2)

traceback (3.0 KB) - added by Andreas Reibring <andreas@…> 8 years ago.
utility.py_timeconversion.patch (636 bytes) - added by Andreas Reibring <andreas@…> 8 years ago.

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Change History (6)

Changed 8 years ago by Andreas Reibring <andreas@…>

Attachment: traceback added

Changed 8 years ago by Andreas Reibring <andreas@…>

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by Raymond Wagner

Milestone: unknown0.26
Status: newaccepted

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by Raymond Wagner

Milestone: 0.26unknown
Version: 0.25-fixesMaster Head

In b393cbc969f26c470e0ae38e48d9780b67dad604/mythtv:

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comment:3 Changed 7 years ago by Raymond Wagner

Milestone: unknown0.27

comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by Raymond Wagner <rwagner@…>

Resolution: fixed
Status: acceptedclosed

In 6b01d7ba4c2a77fbeed59ba9f2671e8038432611/mythtv:

Improve time zone behavior in Python bindings at transition points.

This adds pre-computed ranges during which time zone definitions are in
effect, allowing the search to function more correctly in the hour
immediately before and after a transition.

Fixes #11447
Closes #10847

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