[Pkg-freevo-maint] Bug#688997: youtube-dl: Needs update to newer version to fix youtube downloading

Rogério Brito rbrito at ime.usp.br
Tue Oct 9 18:25:44 UTC 2012

Hi there.

On Tue, Oct 9, 2012 at 1:34 PM, Julien Cristau <jcristau at debian.org> wrote:
> Well.  There's too many changes for me to be happy with getting this
> into wheezy.

Too many changes? Which ones? Compared to my last upload, there aren't
really. The strictly needed is just a one-liner, but I would like to
keep my uploads simple (the code of youtube-dl is reasonably
straightforward---and I will be probably be making some
simplifications upstream).

I am already looking to upload a new version with some fixes for sites
other than youtube (and, actually, fixes for downloading the videos in
a youtube playlist---say, a video course).

> And even if I were to make an exception, I'd like to know
> what's the plan for keeping the package working for the lifetime of
> wheezy.  Failing that the package needs to be removed, which involves
> either removing or fixing freevo to not depend on it.

The plan is to always upload things speedily, as I have done for the
past few years. I *personally* use youtube-dl and I recommend it to my
friends, which means that I care enough to always be uploading things.

It is by no means a problem to me to upload backported stuff.

In summary: I want to keep youtube-dl up-to-date for stable releases also.


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