[packman] python error with youtube-dl

Steven Swart steven.swart at gmail.com
Sat Feb 6 10:47:51 CET 2021

Good day, all!

I already replied to this issue, but I see that I didn't hit "reply to all".

See below.

Masaru, your solution will only work in very few cases. In most cases,
Python 2 dependencies won't work with Python 3.

Kind regards,

On Sat, 06 Feb 2021, 11:06 Steven Swart <steven.swart at gmail.com> wrote:

> Good day, pilotgi!
> As I recall, I may be wrong, but the binary naming conventions for Python
> is that 'python' is for legacy Python 2, if you want to invoke Python 3,
> you have to explicitly call 'python3'.
> This is how both versions can coexist on one installation. Ino general,
> Python 2 scripts are not compatible with Python 3.
> You may need to install Python 2. As I recall though, it will be
> deprecated soon, or already has been.
> Kind regards,
> Steven.
> On Sat, 06 Feb 2021, 07:56 pilotgi <pilotgi at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Your youtube-dl pkg for openSUSE/Tumbleweed returns a python error when
>> attempting to download video.
>> "/usr/bin/env: ‘python’: No such file or directory"
>> Tumbleweed uses python38. The Tumbleweed forums suggested it might be the
>> package naming convention.
>> Thanks for your attention.
>> kv
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