I am processing some GRIB2 raster files from NCEP (weather model stuff). An example file would be: http://nomads.ncep.noaa.gov/pub/data/nccf/com/hiresw/prod/href.20180906/ensprod/href.t00z.conus.mean.f06.grib2

When I use various GDAL tools to process the file it prints this line for each of the dozens of bands in the raster:

Warning: Master table version == 0, was experimental
I don't have a copy, and don't know where to get one
Use meta data at your own risk

Ok, that warning is fine -- but it's a major problem when I process the file with raster2pgsql as it dumps that message dozens of times into the SQL, which causes an error when I attempt to load it into the db. Using gdalwarp -q or gdal_translate -q still prints the message hundreds of times despite being in quiet mode.

Is there any way I can suppress this warning, either with GDAL or some sort of pre-processing of the file?


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This was a bug in the GDAL library and has been fixed in 2.3 branch with this commit: https://github.com/OSGeo/gdal/commit/d30e7f253a5d7d6fa6c0173e3744b0409fee8a72

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