Weather App for AWN not working: Network ErrorApr 19th, 2012 | By admin | Category: Linux / Freebsd
So the weather applet for AWN is definitely one of the most useful of the applets. But I haven’t used it in forever because it stopped working and would no longer connect, kept telling me that there were connectivity issues. It’s clearly not being maintained anymore as the fix was fairly simple and cuold have been implemented and pushed out in 5 seconds so you’ll have to fix it yourself. Here’s what you need to do:
Edit /usr/share/avant-window-navigator/applets/weather/weather.py (you’ll need to be root)
and search and find the 3 lines with http://xoap.weather.com/
and change to http://xml.weather.com/
they’ll have a bunch of other things in the lines that don’t need to worry about. Just find all instances of the xoap.weather.com and replace it with xml.weather.com
Save the file, remove the weather app from your doc, put it back on again and viola! You’ve got live weather updates again.