Package Details: youtube-dl-gui-git 0.3.8.r447.g182a587-2

Git Clone URL: (read-only)
Package Base: youtube-dl-gui-git
Description: A cross platform front-end GUI of the popular youtube-dl written in wxPython
Upstream URL:
Licenses: custom:UNLICENSE
Conflicts: youtube-dl-gui
Provides: youtube-dl-gui
Submitter: willemw
Maintainer: willemw
Last Packager: willemw
Votes: 61
Popularity: 2.922153
First Submitted: 2014-03-25 10:50
Last Updated: 2017-06-23 06:05

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Latest Comments

willemw commented on 2017-08-13 21:11

The version number is not out-of-date.
This is a VCS package: reinstall to update the package.

willemw commented on 2017-06-23 06:00

@Samuel_SH: Thanks. Updated.

Samuel_SH commented on 2017-06-23 03:50

Ln: failed to create symbolic link 'youtube-dl-gui.png': File exists
==> ERROR: A failure occurred in prepare().
==> ERROR: Makepkg was unable to build youtube-dl-gui-git.
==> Restart building youtube-dl-gui-git ? [y/N]

willemw commented on 2017-06-18 21:31

The mismatch warning is an Arch Linux "packages build and distribution" problem.

Youtube-dl-gui now requires twodict. I have added python2-twodict-git to the AUR. Install it, for example, by running:

$ pacaur -S --asdeps python2-twodict-git

Oczkins92 commented on 2017-06-18 19:19

When i try package i get error:
21:18:33: Warning: Mismatch between the program and library build versions detected.
The library used 3.0 (wchar_t,compiler with C++ ABI 1010,wx containers,compatible with 2.8),
and wxPython used 3.0 (wchar_t,compiler with C++ ABI 1009,wx containers,compatible with 2.8).
No module named twodict

gamezelda commented on 2017-05-15 21:03

@willemw: Sorry, you're right, it was my fault. I accidentally set the --global core.autocrlf setting of git to true, so the download was introducing like breaks.

willemw commented on 2017-04-07 15:08

@gamezelda: /usr/bin/youtube-dl-gui has no DOS/Windows line feeds. You could try a clean reinstall of the package.

gamezelda commented on 2017-04-06 20:56

Seems like the repo has been commited using Windows line feeds:

[zealcharm@PC ~]$ youtube-dl-gui
/usr/bin/env: ‘python2\r’: No such file or directory

As a fix, use dos2unix to fix the script. Only required once:

[zealcharm@PC ~]# sudo dos2unix /usr/bin/youtube-dl-gui
dos2unix: converting file /usr/bin/youtube-dl-gui to Unix format...

B4SH-B00STER commented on 2017-01-02 16:10

PKGBUILD can be named anything
This patch will only patch it for archlinux systems
till it is fixed upstream :)

willemw commented on 2017-01-02 15:14

@B4SH-B00STER: Thanks. Note: your PKGBUILD has another package name.
I can include the "license install" part the PKGBUILD file.

I'm not sure I should include the "youtube-dl-gui.patch" file. This should be "fixed" upstream, I think, so it will work on any Linux distro and maybe on other operating systems.

B4SH-B00STER commented on 2017-01-02 14:08

re-done PKGBUILD and patched the source to use youtube-dl from Community repo

willemw commented on 2016-04-08 19:44

@swyter: Should be fixed now.

swyter commented on 2016-04-08 13:22

Can you use `Icon=youtube-dl-gui` as the icon so that it picks the better variant? The 48px version for everything makes it look needlessly ugly in things like Gnome.

Here's a patch against the current PKGBUILD:

willemw commented on 2014-07-22 07:51

@parafa45: Fixed (added a fallback application icon as a more stable patch). Created an upstream issue

parafa45 commented on 2014-07-22 06:30

==> Starting prepare()...
sed: can't read youtube_dl_gui/ No such file or directory
==> ERROR: A failure occurred in prepare().
==> ERROR: Makepkg was unable to build youtube-dl-gui-git.
==> Restart building youtube-dl-gui-git ? [y/N]

willemw commented on 2014-05-07 07:22

@DaveCode: youtube-dl is now an optional dependency.

DaveCode commented on 2014-05-07 04:11

Posted issues #10 and #11 at upstream github.

DaveCode commented on 2014-05-07 03:59

OK. Double-check me but is youtube-dl really a dep? This app keeps its own copy in ~/.youtube-dl-gui (which folder should live in $XDG_CONFIG_HOME not $HOME btw).

willemw commented on 2014-05-01 06:51

@DaveCode: Updated. Fixed.

DaveCode commented on 2014-05-01 03:43

Tried, now get
# pacaur -Sa --asroot youtube-dl-gui-git
install: cannot stat ‘icons/ytube.png’: No such file or directory
==> ERROR: A failure occurred in package().

willemw commented on 2014-04-06 08:01

@DaveCode: Thanks. Try again. It should be fixed now.

DaveCode commented on 2014-04-06 06:13

Get same icon error as PhotonX on two PCs with latest git. Code says it wants icon in a Python subfolder, but package puts it in an Arch sys folder. Symlink? But no Py2.7 icons subfolder even exists. Pkg must create it?

Program launch error dialog report: can't open file '/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/icons/ytube.png' (error 2: No such file or directory)

$ ls /usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/icons

ls: cannot access /usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/icons: No such file or directory

$ ls /usr/share/pixmaps/y*


PhotonX commented on 2014-04-03 11:06

Thanks for the quick fix, the error is gone now.

willemw commented on 2014-04-03 09:11

@PhotonX: Thanks. Updated the package.

PhotonX commented on 2014-04-03 07:38

I don't know if it is a problem with the package or with youtube-dl-gui itself, but an icon is missing, youtube-dl-gui reports:

09:33:58: can't open file '/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/icons/ytube.png' (error 2: No such file or directory)
09:33:58: Failed to load image from file "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/icons/ytube.png".

willemw commented on 2014-03-28 17:16

@lw4z: The URLs are correct. Try instead of git://$_gitname.git in the PKGBUILD file.

lw4z commented on 2014-03-26 13:32

fatal: Could not read from remote repository.
Please make sure you have the correct access rights
and the repository exists.