Bug 155 - freedb.freedb.org is dead; use gnudb.gnudb.org instead
Summary: freedb.freedb.org is dead; use gnudb.gnudb.org instead
Status: CONFIRMED
Alias: None
Product: abcde
Classification: Unclassified
Component: CD lookup (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All All
: Normal normal
Assignee: Steve McIntyre
URL:
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Blocks:
 
Reported: 2020-09-15 06:53 BST by Richard Kiss
Modified: 2020-09-15 06:53 BST (History)
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Description Richard Kiss 2020-09-15 06:53:48 BST
The web site freedb.org no longer resolves. I've had good luck using gnudb.org instead. Maybe consider this patch to make it easier for new users:

diff --git a/abcde b/abcde
index 7ea1f94..2dc3d77 100755
--- a/abcde
+++ b/abcde
@@ -3769,8 +3769,8 @@ post_encode ()
 
 # CDDB
 # Currently three supported options ("musicbrainz", "cddb" for freedb.org and "cdtext")
-CDDBMETHOD=musicbrainz
-CDDBURL="http://freedb.freedb.org/~cddb/cddb.cgi"
+CDDBMETHOD=cddb,musicbrainz
+CDDBURL="http://gnudb.gnudb.org/~cddb/cddb.cgi"
 CDDBSUBMIT=freedb-submit@freedb.org
 CDDBPROTO=6
 HELLOINFO="$(whoami)@$(hostname)"
diff --git a/abcde.conf b/abcde.conf
index 3c6272a..7dfb765 100644
--- a/abcde.conf
+++ b/abcde.conf
@@ -10,12 +10,12 @@
 # "cdtext". Default is "musicbrainz", but all can be specified in a
 # comma delimited list to be tried sequentially. All the results will
 # be displayed ready for user choice.
-#CDDBMETHOD=musicbrainz
+#CDDBMETHOD=cddb,musicbrainz
 
 # If you wish to use a different CDDB server, edit this line.
 # If you just wanted to use a proxy server, just set your http_proxy
 # environment variable - wget will use it correctly.
-#CDDBURL="http://freedb.freedb.org/~cddb/cddb.cgi"
+#CDDBURL="http://gnudb.gnudb.org/~cddb/cddb.cgi"
 
 # The CDDB protocol level.
 # Right now 5 is latin1 output and 6 is UTF8 encoding.