[nmglug] Youtube dl on Debian 10 update/upgrade?
ted.pome at gmail.com
Sat Sep 26 09:10:17 PDT 2020
NMGLugers, Okay, Anthony is all set. His version of youtube-dl is
2020.09.20 and he successfully downloaded a video this morning. He had used
curl to obtain the binary, but had not successfully changed permissions as
evidenced by his last email above. Once permissions were set and the
version verified he did a test and successfully got and then viewed his
goal video. Afterwards we discussed how to maintain this in the future and
he has saved a copy of the instructions from Akkana. We discussed the
difference between using the Debian repository and the external source for
Have a good weekend and congratulations to Jared. Thank you, Ted P
On Fri, Sep 25, 2020 at 1:41 PM a <a at kaluta.us> wrote:
> 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?
> > 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
> > 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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