Package Details: yt-dlg 1.8.5-1

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Package Base: yt-dlg
Description: A cross platform front-end GUI of the popular yt-dlp written in wxPython (maintained fork of youtube-dl-gui)
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Licenses: custom:UNLICENSE
Conflicts: youtube-dl-gui, yt-dlg
Provides: yt-dlg
Submitter: Gr3q
Maintainer: Gr3q
Last Packager: Gr3q
Votes: 2
Popularity: 1.00
First Submitted: 2021-11-06 11:31 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2023-03-11 09:03 (UTC)

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jantrix commented on 2023-03-19 14:24 (UTC)

I've now done it exactly as TrollmanCapote recommended and it went through the new Installation with no errors. Thank you for the tips!

TrollmanCapote commented on 2023-03-19 11:24 (UTC)

I'm also on Manjaro and had this issue too, i uninstalled yt-dlg as KrisAphalon said (it also removed the orphan python-wxpython), then rebooted and installed yt-dlg again (and python-wxpython) and it worked perfectly.

jantrix commented on 2023-03-19 09:11 (UTC)

pacman -Q | grep python- gives me this results on Manjaro: python-aaf2 1.6.0-1 python-attrs 22.2.0-1 python-autocommand 2.2.2-1 python-beautifulsoup4 4.11.1-1 python-brotli 1.0.9-9 python-build 0.10.0-1 python-cairo 1.23.0-3 python-certifi 2022.12.07-1 python-cffi 1.15.1-1 python-chardet 5.1.0-1 python-cryptography 39.0.1-1 python-cssselect 1.2.0-1 python-dateutil 2.8.2-4 python-deprecation 2.1.0-6 python-distro 1.8.0-2 python-dnspython 1:2.2.1-2 python-docopt 0.6.2-11 python-fastjsonschema 2.16.2-1 python-gnupg 0.5.0-1 python-gobject 3.42.2-1 python-html5-parser 0.4.10-4 python-html5lib 1.1-11 python-idna 3.4-1 python-inflect 6.0.2-1 python-installer 0.6.0-1 python-jaraco.context 4.3.0-1 python-jaraco.functools 3.5.2-1 python-jaraco.text 3.11.1-1 python-keyutils 0.6-8 python-lxml 4.9.2-1 python-manjaro-sdk 0.9-1 python-markdown 3.4.1-2 python-more-itertools 9.0.0-1 python-mouseinfo 0.1.3-1 python-mutagen 1.46.0-1 python-npyscreen 4.10.5-7 python-numpy 1.24.1-1 python-opengl 3.1.6-1 python-ordered-set 4.1.0-1 python-packaging 23.0-1 python-pikepdf 7.0.0-1 python-pillow 9.4.0-2 python-pip 23.0-1 python-platformdirs 2.6.2-1 python-ply 3.11-10 python-polib 1.1.1-1 python-psutil 5.9.4-1 python-pyautogui 0.9.53-1 python-pybluez 0.23-4 python-pychm 0.8.6-6 python-pycparser 2.21-3 python-pycryptodome 3.17.0-1 python-pycryptodomex 3.12.0-1 python-pycups 2.0.1-5 python-pycurl 7.45.2-1 python-pydantic 1.10.4-1 python-pygments 2.14.0-2 python-pymsgbox 1.0.9-1 python-pyopenssl 23.0.0-1 python-pyparted 3.12.0-2 python-pyperclip 1.8.2-4 python-pyproject-hooks 1.0.0-1 python-pypubsub 4.0.3-4 python-pyqt5 5.15.9-1 python-pyqt5-sip 12.11.1-1 python-pyscreeze 0.1.28-1 python-pysmbc 1.0.23-3 python-pysocks 1.7.1-7 python-pytweening 1.0.4-1 python-pyxdg 0.28-1 python-reportlab 3.6.12-2 python-requests 2.28.1-1 python-setproctitle 1.3.2-1 python-setuptools 1:67.3.0-1 python-shiboken 1.2.4-8 python-shiboken2 5.15.8-6 python-six 1.16.0-6 python-soupsieve 2.3.2.post1-1 python-systemd 235-1 python-tomli 2.0.1-1 python-trove-classifiers 2023.2.8-1 python-typing_extensions 4.4.0-1 python-urllib3 1.26.12-1 python-validate-pyproject 0.12.1-1 python-webencodings 0.5.1-9 python-wheel 0.38.4-1 python-wxpython 1:4.2.0-3 python-xapp 2.4.0-1 python-xlib 0.31-4 python-yaml 6.0-1

New installation gives the same error message.

KrisAphalon commented on 2023-03-18 17:35 (UTC) (edited on 2023-03-18 17:36 (UTC) by KrisAphalon)

I don't know what causes the issue, but removing the package and clean installing it installed it correctly, while updating from 1.8.4 to 1.8.5 showed AttributeError: 'PathDistribution' object has no attribute 'key' error.

This is actually author's solution for Windows version ( but it worked for me here as well.

@jantrix So to upgrade from 1.8.4 to 1.8.5 uninstall the package, then install it again.

Gr3q commented on 2023-03-17 08:16 (UTC)

Unfortunately I don't have a lot of time to fix the issue especially I can't reproduce it on any of my machines, neither in an isolated chroot environment.

So, a couple of questions:

Are you using Arch or derivatives? What is the output of pacman -Q | grep python- for you?

Alternatively, whoever can find the cause of the issue (before me) I will at least make them a co-maintainter if they want that.

jantrix commented on 2023-03-13 06:56 (UTC)

Get an Error while update: AttributeError: 'PathDistribution' object has no attribute 'key' ERROR Backend subprocess exited when trying to invoke get_requires_for_build_wheel

xiota commented on 2022-11-13 17:51 (UTC) (edited on 2022-11-16 04:20 (UTC) by xiota)

Description should be changed to refer to yt-dlp instead of youtube-dl.

MarsSeed commented on 2022-05-13 18:56 (UTC)

I've found there is a 'no_updates' options for the builtin

python no_updates

I think you should use that option during build(). Then the app itself should not download youtube-dl or yt-dlp during runtime.

(The mentioned setup option will hardcode the call path prefix for the youtube downloader binaries to /usr/bin in yt-dlg's, therefore it seems yt-dlg will work with the installed versions of the downloaders.)

Then of course you are advised to add optdepends=yt-dlp to PKGBUILD as well.

I think it's worth implementing this change and check if it works.

MarsSeed commented on 2022-05-13 18:52 (UTC) (edited on 2022-05-13 18:58 (UTC) by MarsSeed)

I see. I think I've seen this happening but I've forgotten that since.

But is there no option to disable that auto-download?

I think it is the norm, and therefore strongly preferable for package repositories to configure their packages in a way that the dependencies are also handled exclusively via the package manager and fetched from the package repositories.

Gr3q commented on 2022-05-12 19:56 (UTC)

@MarsSeed yt-dlg downloads yt-dlp for itself, so there is no need to add it to optdepends. (also youtube-dl has the same behavior, so I should remove that from optdepends as well)