I am still having the exact same issue, "....retry in 10s", which can mean anything upto 15 minutes later! This is very frustrating as this feature worked perfectly a couple of months ago for me.

I have update kstars tto 3.3.8 and am running Linux raspberrypi 4.19.75-v7l+ #1270 SMP Tue Sep 24 18:51:41 BST 2019 armv7l GNU/Linux

KDE Frameworks 5.54.0
Qt 5.11.3 (built against 5.11.3)
The xcb windowing system

What else do I need to do to get some feedback on this issue? This is my first chance in over a week to actually see any sky, so spending hours setting up is note very rewarding.

Have I perhaps posted in the wrong forum?