Package Details: python-pafy-git 0.5.5.r17.g0580c72-2

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Package Base: python-pafy-git
Description: Python API for YouTube - Download videos and retrieve metadata from YouTube.
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Licenses: LGPL3
Conflicts: python-pafy
Provides: python-pafy
Submitter: demize
Maintainer: yar
Last Packager: yar
Votes: 12
Popularity: 0.000000
First Submitted: 2014-02-06 01:11 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2023-05-18 14:09 (UTC)

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dreieck commented on 2023-07-31 22:18 (UTC)

You need to move away from and use python-build, python-installer, python-wheel:

/usr/lib/python3.11/site-packages/setuptools/_distutils/ SetuptoolsDeprecationWarning: install is deprecated.

        Please avoid running ```` directly.
        Instead, use pypa/build, pypa/installer or other
        standards-based tools.

        See for details.


Regards & thanks for maintaining!

SolarAquarion commented on 2019-07-09 21:36 (UTC)

you need to python-setuptools or whatever it's termed

ids1024 commented on 2018-06-14 23:40 (UTC)

@FichteFoll For reference, the project moved to the mps-youtube organization a while ago. GitHub places a redirect when a repository is moved to an organization, but np1 deleted the repos (from the organization) after GitHub's acquisition. They've since been restored, but I guess that broke the redirect.

This doesn't change your point that the url should be changed here, but I thought I might as well clarify that the new url is "official" and that the organization was set up by the original author.

FichteFoll commented on 2018-06-14 22:38 (UTC)

The author pulled all their repositories from Github after Microsoft aquired it. is a 404 and the only repo on that account is

A replacement is available on the mps-youtube org at, found via their IRC channel.

parkerlreed commented on 2017-03-06 01:45 (UTC) (edited on 2017-03-06 01:56 (UTC) by parkerlreed)

EDIT: Odd I was using the youtube-dl from the main repo but even just trying to use youtube-dl itself I got pkg_resources.DistributionNotFound: The 'youtube-dl==2017.3.2' distribution was not found and is required by the application Manullay installed with pip and it seems to be working fine. ---- Is upstream broken? :: Building python-pafy-git package(s)... ==> Making package: python-pafy-git (Sun Mar 5 20:45:25 EST 2017) ==> Checking runtime dependencies... ==> Checking buildtime dependencies... ==> WARNING: Using existing $srcdir/ tree ==> Starting pkgver()... ==> Entering fakeroot environment... ==> Starting package()... Traceback (most recent call last): File "", line 13, in <module> from pafy import __version__ File "/home/parker/.cache/pacaur/python-pafy-git/src/pafy/pafy/", line 7, in <module> from .pafy import new File "/home/parker/.cache/pacaur/python-pafy-git/src/pafy/pafy/", line 52, in <module> "pafy: youtube-dl not found; you can use the internal backend by " ImportError: pafy: youtube-dl not found; you can use the internal backend by setting the environmental variable PAFY_BACKEND to "internal". It is not enabled by default because it is not as well maintained as the youtube-dl backend. ==> ERROR: A failure occurred in package(). Aborting... :: failed to build python-pafy-git package(s)