[nmglug] Youtube dl on Debian 10 update/upgrade?

J. Marsden DeLapp jmdelapp at delapp.com
Fri Sep 25 12:01:50 PDT 2020

On Fri, 25 Sep 2020 12:15:19 -0600
Akkana Peck <akkana at shallowsky.com> wrote:
> The best place to get the latest youtube-dl is its project website:
> https://yt-dl.org/
I use the version from the debian package archives and that works well
for me. But you need to be running testing or set up apt preferences so
you can pull the package out of testing and/or unstable. As Akkana
pointed out, the version in stable is typically broken.

Unless you already are running testing or have your system setup to run
packages from multiple distributions, you should probably follow
Akkana's instructions.

I just looked at what is currently in the debian archives.

# apt policy youtube-dl
  Installed: 2020.09.14-1
  Candidate: 2020.09.14-1
  Version table:
 *** 2020.09.14-1 650
        650 http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian testing/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     2020.09.14-1~bpo10+1 100
        100 http://ftp.debian.org/debian buster-backports/main amd64
Packages 2019.01.17-1.1 900
        900 http://deb.debian.org/debian buster/main amd64 Packages

So it looks like using backports might also work. But I have never tried that.
It does not make sense to me for my configuration.



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