Package Details: youtube-dl-git 2020.03.24.r16.00eb865b3-1

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Package Base: youtube-dl-git
Description: A small command-line program to download videos from and a few more sites (git version)
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Keywords: download player streaming video youtube
Licenses: custom
Conflicts: youtube-dl
Provides: youtube-dl
Submitter: baskerville
Maintainer: disastro
Last Packager: disastro
Votes: 128
Popularity: 3.25
First Submitted: 2012-02-27 11:10
Last Updated: 2020-04-21 13:56

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disastro commented on 2020-10-25 22:13

@LinuxLoverForeve Don't see any way to verify if that repository is official or not?

I'm currently taking the situation one day at a time and seeing what happens until I'm willing to even entertain the idea of using an unofficial mirror. Everyone is free to use the PKGBUILD with their preferred mirror for it until then with their own risk but I would just suggest using youtube-dl from the repos.

yar commented on 2020-10-23 20:26

Broken because github got a DMCA takedown request.

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disastro commented on 2019-01-19 00:08

@pbnoxious Hi, it seems you are mistaken :) -git packages build the latest version and update when the PKGBUILD needs changing. As far as I can tell the package builds and works just fine currently.

pbnoxious commented on 2019-01-18 08:30

Hi, if I am not mistaken this needs to be updated. Youtube doesn't work for me with this version anymore and there is a newer version (via the -U switch) available that works fine.

eschwartz commented on 2018-12-09 15:15

I've deleted a spam comment from @shiskey.

Don't do that again or your account will be suspended.

pablo1 commented on 2018-08-06 20:13

Add phantomjs-bin as optional dependency. It's needed for openload

disastro commented on 2018-03-30 07:44

@cb474 The reason is that's the version that makepkg pulled when I pushed the package. The reason is, there is no need to update the PKGBUILD since it 100% works still, it's unnecessary and takes time. This isn't even a package where that version "incorrectly" stays as the wrong version number due to missing git tags, it updates to the latest one when you makepkg.

cb474 commented on 2018-03-28 16:45

@disastro Maybe people periodically flag this as outdated because of the date that is incorporated into the name of the package, "2017.02.04," and that shows up as the version when you search AUR for youtube-dl. Since as you say makepkg always pulls the latest code, with the latest commits (of which there are some frome even yesterday), is there a reason to have a date from more than a year ago in the name of the package? Perhaps this causes confusion.

disastro commented on 2018-03-27 17:26

Unflagged, please see the comment before this.

disastro commented on 2017-02-05 11:12

I can't confirm or deny that error but regardless setuptools should also be in the makedepends, thanks!

@Cysioland (who flagged out-of-date) this is a git package, there is no "newer version in the repo" most of the time, makepkg pulls the latest. Read how the AUR VCS packages work.

Alad commented on 2017-01-29 12:26

python_setuptools should _also_ be in makedepends, otherwise there were errors like:

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/youtube-dl", line 6, in <module>
from pkg_resources import load_entry_point
File "/usr/lib/python3.6/site-packages/pkg_resources/", line 3019, in <module>
File "/usr/lib/python3.6/site-packages/pkg_resources/", line 3003, in _call_aside
f(*args, **kwargs)
File "/usr/lib/python3.6/site-packages/pkg_resources/", line 3032, in _initialize_master_working_set
working_set = WorkingSet._build_master()
File "/usr/lib/python3.6/site-packages/pkg_resources/", line 655, in _build_master
File "/usr/lib/python3.6/site-packages/pkg_resources/", line 963, in require
needed = self.resolve(parse_requirements(requirements))
File "/usr/lib/python3.6/site-packages/pkg_resources/", line 849, in resolve
raise DistributionNotFound(req, requirers)
pkg_resources.DistributionNotFound: The 'youtube-dl==2016.11.22' distribution was not found and is required by the application

disastro commented on 2016-11-25 22:37

Unflagged, not outdated. @ritchy see AlfredoRamos' comment