https://open.spotify.com/track/6kjlvJLh2DBsSQtqVzFh8I crashed me today running the latest update. Also, I'm running on my laptop today from South Africa, so it's not unique to my network. When I get back, I'll finish fixing my lab laptop, and try on that one, to remove the system variable.
Okay, i was just fiddling with local files when it happened again. At least the segfaults on my machine seem to be related to some of the local mp3s.
After deleting the ~/.config/spotify directory the "local-files.bnk" was obviously gone and spotify streamed the title i was having issues with before. After adding the local files to spotify again it tried to use the local version of that title and crashed again.
Somehow the spotify-client is completely unable to play any of my local mp3s, while no other music player ever had problems with them.
PS: After reading Linux-Local-files-do-not-play-on-Ubuntu-14-04 I tried running spotify with the mentioned libraries from ubuntu precise in a separate directory specified by LD_LIBRARY_PATH and who would've thought? Local file playback is working again.
11:38 rob@kubuntu5:~/stuff/spotify$ ll total 3660 -rw-r--r--. 1 rob sysadmin 2912334 Mar 22 2012 libavcodec53_0.8.1-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb -rw-r--r--. 1 rob sysadmin 495118 Mar 22 2012 libavformat53_0.8.1-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb -rw-r--r--. 1 rob sysadmin 63446 Mar 22 2012 libavutil51_0.8.1-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb -rw-r--r--. 1 rob sysadmin 269182 Feb 9 2012 libvpx1_1.0.0-1_amd64.deb 11:39 rob@kubuntu5:~/stuff/spotify$ for i in *.deb; do dpkg-deb -R $i ./ > done