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Re: smtube, youtube-dl and other apps that work with youtube

I think the proper Debian way to handle such tools, is to install them
from backports. youtube-dl from buster-backports is currently
up-to-date with upstream

Maybe debian-installer does not make it clear enough that enabling
backports is strongly recommended for desktop machines?

For smtube you would need to find a maintainer for a backported package.

Le mer. 15 juil. 2020 à 08:29, erkin@tuzcular.com <erkin@tuzcular.com> a écrit :
> As far as I know, youtube-dl can be installed and updated through pip.
> I think updating packages if we can is a better idea than removing
> them. It might be useful to put a warning saying that "Youtube is a
> propriatery script and makes breaking changes very fast. If this
> software doesn't work you can try getting a newer version from the
> python package index at your own risk. "
> On Tue, 2020-07-07 at 00:51 +0200, Ervin Dine wrote:
> > YouTube changes it's code fast.
> > This renders programs that are free and open source working with
> > YouTube obsolete very fast unless they update too.
> > Such is the case with smtube, youtube-dl in the official Debian 10
> > stable repositories. They are completely useless for youtube.
> > Should Debian update broken packages or remove packages that rely on
> > proprietary services?
> >

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