Bug 251635 - astro/googleearth: cannot start, tries to load wrong url
Summary: astro/googleearth: cannot start, tries to load wrong url
Status: Open
Alias: None
Product: Ports & Packages
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Individual Port(s) (show other bugs)
Version: Latest
Hardware: Any Any
: --- Affects Some People
Assignee: freebsd-ports-bugs (Nobody)
Depends on:
Reported: 2020-12-06 11:27 UTC by tech-lists
Modified: 2020-12-09 22:44 UTC (History)
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Description tech-lists 2020-12-06 11:27:19 UTC

astro/googleearth tries and fails to load at startup http://kh.google.com:80 and this failure is because that url 404s. There appears nowhere to change this within the program.


ports: 557130 system: 12-stable 368361
Comment 1 Fernando Apesteguía freebsd_committer 2020-12-09 12:16:29 UTC
(In reply to tech-lists from comment #0)

Any changes on your side?

Comment 2 tech-lists 2020-12-09 17:03:45 UTC
(In reply to Fernando Apesteguía from comment #1)


The port is open and the IP resolves:


% nmap -p 80 kh.google.com
Starting Nmap 7.91 ( https://nmap.org ) at 2020-12-09 16:53 GMT
Nmap scan report for kh.google.com (
Host is up (0.011s latency).
Other addresses for kh.google.com (not scanned): 2a00:1450:4009:810::200e
rDNS record for lhr25s11-in-f46.1e100.net

80/tcp open  http

Nmap done: 1 IP address (1 host up) scanned in 0.30 seconds

Viewed in lynx, this is the error:


   404. [INS: That’s an error. :INS]

   The requested URL / was not found on this server. [INS: That’s all we know. :INS]

   [Document has only hidden links. Use the 'l'ist command.]

hidden links show www.google.com

The problem appears to be on the google side if it's meant to load "/" or in the program, I guess, if there's supposed to be a string after the slash
Comment 3 tech-lists 2020-12-09 17:31:23 UTC
also 7.1.7 is ancient, there's linux versions for 7.3.3 so am not sure if this version is even fixable
Comment 4 tech-lists 2020-12-09 22:44:06 UTC
version in ports is,3