[Slackbuilds-users] youtube-dl DOWNLOAD= moved ?

Alexander Verbovetsky alik at ejik.org
Sat Jul 14 13:31:11 UTC 2018

On Sat, 14 Jul 2018, at 15:58, Ed Ender wrote:
> >What is a "referral link"? Is the link
> >https://yt-dl.org/downloads/2018.07.10/youtube-dl-2018.07.10.tar.gz
> >bad?
> >1. Why the source from upstream is better then the github source
> >(discussed above in this thread) if they are identical?
> When you click the link:
> https://yt-dl.org/downloads/2018.07.10/youtube-dl-2018.07.10.tar.gz
> you are not actually downloading anything from "yt-dl.org", but
> instead it is referring you to download it from GitHub. That is why
> they are the same, because both links download the exact same file
> from the exact same place.

Now I understand what do you mean, thank you. BTW, github in both cases
is referring me to Amazon's S3

> >2. Why the SlackBuild uses the link
> >http://www.yt-dl.org/downloads/latest/youtube-dl-2018.07.04.tar.gz
> >which is obviously valid for the "latest" release only.
> It is just for aesthetics really I'm guessing. It's really just up to
> the SlackBuild maintainer what link they prefer to use.

I think it's not just aesthetics, because the ".../latest/..." link is

Best regards,

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