On the off chance there was an issue with config path when running inside kstars/snap, I added the --config line above to the custom astrometry options but the result was the same.
In addition --config /path/to/astrometry.cfg did not show up in the log file as a used option. This is also the case with the search radius. Options dialog shows -5 is set to 30 and the options edit box in the solver options also shows -5 30.
why is the radius showing in log as 15 when options specify 30? Are other params including custom not been passed through too like --config ? Is there any way to get more output from the solver to be logged to troubleshoot this further? -vv in custom options doesn't appear to do anything, unlike on cmd line.