[Slackbuilds-users] straw-viewer and youtube-viewer

B Watson yalhcru at gmail.com
Sun Sep 13 18:23:36 UTC 2020

On 9/13/20, Jude DaShiell <jdashiel at panix.com> wrote:
> straw-viewer has a new git clone url:
> https://github.com/trizen/straw-viewer

Huh? It's the same URL. Except mine has a slash at the end, so it
looks like:


Works for me either way, with or without the trailing slash.

It looks like there's a new release today (0.0.9) so I'll be updating
the build anyway.

> The url in the SlackBuild file fails.

What URL is failing for you?

> The youtube-viewer package will build but fails to run correctly any
> longer.

You have to get a google API key. The README on SBo says:

Note: Google has revoked the API key formerly used by youtube-viewer. To
use this, you'll have to create a Google account and register for an API
key. See /usr/doc/youtube-viewer-$VERSION/README.md for instructions.
See https://github.com/trizen/youtube-viewer/issues/308 for more

If you don't like this restriction, try using straw-viewer instead.

> straw-viewer is a fork of youtube-viewer and I suspect the author decided
> to no longer support youtube-viewer.

The last commit to youtube-viewer was on August 26, around 3 weeks
ago. There have been several releases of youtube-viewer since the
straw-viewer fork was created. It looks like the author is still
maintaining youtube-viewer...

Though I'm not maintaining the SlackBuild actively. I don't have a
google API key and don't want one. Sooner or later, youtube-viewer
will get handed off to someone else as maintainer, or if not, it'll
eventually get removed from SBo... probably when Slackware 15.0 get

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