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

a a at kaluta.us
Fri Sep 25 12:41:14 PDT 2020


a at alap:~$ /usr/local/bin/youtube-dl
bash: /usr/local/bin/youtube-dl: Permission denied
a at alap:~$ sudo /usr/local/bin/youtube-dl
[sudo] password for a:
sudo: /usr/local/bin/youtube-dl: command not found
a at alap:~$


On 9/25/20 12:15 PM, Akkana Peck wrote:
> a writes:
>> Hi
>> OS specifics--Debian 10, firefos, cimmanon.
>> Youtube -dl  needs upgrade/ update?
>> Functionally illiterate linux user wishes youtube -dl update/update? advice.
> You didn't like my instructions last night at the meeting, but
> I'll give them again here anyway, with more details:
> YouTube frequently changes its pages, so youtube-dl has to be
> updated frequently to keep up. Since Debian stable doesn't update
> software often, you need to get youtube-dl from somewhere else.
> First, you'll probably want to
>      sudo apt uninstall youtube-dl
> to make sure the obsolete Debian version isn't getting in the way.
> The best place to get the latest youtube-dl is its project website:
> https://yt-dl.org/
> If you click on "Download instructions", you get taken to a page
> that suggests running the two commands:
> sudo curl -L https://yt-dl.org/downloads/latest/youtube-dl -o /usr/local/bin/youtube-dl
> sudo chmod a+rx /usr/local/bin/youtube-dl
> If you run these two commands, now you'll have a copy of the latest
> youtube-do installed in /usr/local/bin, which is probably in your
> path already. But if not (if you type youtube-dl and get Command not
> found), you can run it by typing:
> /usr/local/bin/youtube-dl https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XsvoJ3vyBc
> (or whatever your desired youtube URL is).
> That should work. But if it breaks again, weeks or months from now,
> you can update it by typing those same sudo curl and sudo chmod
> commands again.
>          ...Akkana
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