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

I didn't know about backports, although I am a long time Debian user.
Maybe it's because I was lazy to read any manual :). 

I am on Debian 10 stable and I can confirm that youtube-dl works via

I followed the instructions on: 
https://backports.debian.org/Instructions/ and it worked.

First I opened a new file called backports.list under
/etc/apt/sources.list.d/ (e.g. emacs

Inside the file I put the line:
deb http://deb.debian.org/debian buster-backports main

Then I ran: sudo apt update
sudo apt-get -t buster-backports install youtube-dl

It works flawlessy. 

I also agree that using backports would be to use Debian backports. The
slightly outdated software versions on Debian was bothering me for a
long time, I always thought backports was something used for older
versions of Debian, to port Debian 10 level software back to them. It
is fantastic that backports work on the latest stable debian :). 

On Wed, 2020-07-15 at 16:10 +0000, nodiscc wrote:
> 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
> https://packages.debian.org/buster-backports/youtube-dl.
> Maybe debian-installer does not make it clear enough that enabling
> backports is strongly recommended for desktop macidnhines?
> 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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