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Updating youtube-dl fails, claims success, odd result #3908
I have installed youtube-dl using apt-get on Debian Wheezy:
The version is rather old (2012.02.27), so i decided to update it:
Though it appears to have been a success, the result is this:
What's that?, I wondered. Turns out, the contents of
I used to have a far more recent version of youtube-dl than that since I had updated it a few, well, months back (sadly I did not take note of what it actually was), so I'm fairly confident that this error exists in later versions than 2012.02.27.
Thank you for the report. I am sorry for the fault; we did not expect anyone to run versions of youtube-dl that have been broken since 2012.
Use the following commands to update:
(Sorry for the late reply)
While this is probably a matter of keeping the package up to date (though I'm familiar neither with the degree in which the maintainers are affiliated with the youtube-dl project nor with the policies that Debian has put in place regarding that), I figured, judging from what I had observed, that maybe a URL had changed that used to provide the latest version of youtube-dl, in which case this could have been considered as a suggestion on how to fix this rather bad behaviour.
So please don't take this as an offense. I like youtube-dl and I'd like to make sure that people that are new to it aren't going to be scared away by it breaking from trying to update it.
I have done the same as you have suggested but I get this error every time when I try to download,
Please guide me to fix this error.