Windows executable for XMLTV
The XMLTV software is written in Perl and requires a working Perl installation and several modules. This is asking a lot on Windows, so we have a binary distribution (xmltv.exe) made using a tool from Activestate. (Using Autrijus Tang's packaging tool instead is something we'd like to do but have never quite gotten around to.)
Mostly, you can use it the same way as normal, but instead of tvgrabfoo args you type xmltv.exe tvgrabfoo args.
If a grabber won't fetch web pages, it could be because of the 'protocols file' in Windows. If you do install perl, you can test with
perl -MLWP::Simple -e "LWP::Simple::getprint 'http://www.google.com/'"
If this says "Bad protocol 'tcp'" then probably the file C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\protocol is bad or missing. Its contents should normally look like
# Copyright (c) 1993-1999 Microsoft Corp. # # This file contains the Internet protocols as defined by RFC 1700 # (Assigned Numbers). # # Format: # # [aliases...] ip 0 IP # Internet protocol icmp 1 ICMP # Internet control message protocol ggp 3 GGP # Gateway-gateway protocol tcp 6 TCP # Transmission control protocol egp 8 EGP # Exterior gateway protocol pup 12 PUP # PARC universal packet protocol udp 17 UDP # User datagram protocol hmp 20 HMP # Host monitoring protocol xns-idp 22 XNS-IDP # Xerox NS IDP rdp 27 RDP # "reliable datagram" protocol rvd 66 RVD # MIT remote virtual disk
You can try to create the file manually, or perhaps try the command:
netsh int ip reset "c:\log.txt"
or try to uninstall and reinstall TCP/IP from Control Panel. See bug #901963.