Package youtube-dl

Gunnar Hjalmarsson gunnarhj at
Sun Mar 7 00:19:58 UTC 2021

Hi Franklin,

On 2021-03-05 07:45, Franklin Hunter wrote:
> The version in focal is 2020.03.24-1 .
> The developer is at 2021.03.03.
> Can it get freshened?

It can't be updated easily given Ubuntu's policy for stable release updates.

At the same time I know that youtube-dl upstream is updated frequently, 
and that it's a pain to try use anything but the latest upstream. IMO 
there are reasons to question why it's present in the Debian/Ubuntu 
archives at all.

There are two much better options:

1. Install it as a snap (the latest/edge channel).

2. Install it from upstream:


Gunnar Hjalmarsson

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