Recent linux client update changes

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Recent linux client update changes

meahtenoha
Spotify
Spotify

Hi there!

 

We have a quick update for Linux users. 

 

We recently updated the signing key for Linux client upgrades. Linux users on recent version shouldn't notice anything--but users on older versions will need to manually add the new key.

 
Adding the key is as easy as performing step 1 described at https://www.spotify.com/se/download/linux/.
 

At that link you can find a build of Spotify for Linux. We are running this ourselves and we will try to make sure it keeps pace with its Mac and Windows siblings. However, this version is unsupported. You can tell us what you think and ask other users for help at The Spotify Community.

 

Spotify for Linux is released as a Debian package. Our aim is that it should work with the latest Long Term Support release of Ubuntu, but we will try to make it work for other releases of Ubuntu and Debian as well.

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capricorn86
Casual Listener

I would also like to say my thanks. I would not be using Spotify if it wasn't for the great Linux support. Keep up the good work!

SalCaFrank
Casual Listener

good morning! I'm new here and i have a problem with Spotify.    

 

I can't find a version avalaible for my ubuntu 18.10, 32 bit.    

How i can fix this?   

Please help me!

 

JSJB
Music Fan

Add these lines to /etc/apt/sources.list (they will be added when spotify is installed in sources.d):

 

deb http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free
deb http://repository.spotify.com testing non-free

 

SalCaFrank
Casual Listener

I have copied the lines on the terminal but it appears to me "permission denied". Why?

JSJB
Music Fan

you need to be root to edit /etc/apt/sources.list and add these lines to it.

Then you have to run

apt-get update

to refresh the package lists from the repositories, including spotify now.

At this point,

apt-cache policy spotify-client 

should show the client to install.

[once you've installed spotify-client, it will add a spotify.list file to /etc/apt/sources.d/ directory and you can remove the two lines you added to sources.list]

SalCaFrank
Casual Listener

to be root. Right, how?

JSJB
Music Fan

You should read the basics of system admin for your distribution to learn  how to get root priviliges and update your system.

 

Is this a shared system that someone else administers? Only root can normally install and configure new packages. If you're not the admin you won't be able to do this.

 

Look also at: https://www.spotify.com/us/download/linux/

 

 

intensedaz
Casual Listener

I can recommend using the link provided , i have installed Spotify using this method on numerous Linux distros. If you are running Ubuntu you shouldn't need to be root for installation

SalCaFrank
Casual Listener

My version of distro is Xubuntu. Maybe i can't be root for security reason. Is possible?

intensedaz
Casual Listener

You can install Spotify by editing your sources list which is why you would need to be root , but since you are running Xubuntu which is a flavour of Ubuntu you should be able to install using the software centre which is called Gnome Software in the application menu

Denis_Leger
Newbie

Please note that in your new version, the HiDPI fix should be applied to a different desktop file.

The file file which needs to be amended is now: /usr/local/share/applications/spotify.desktop

Instead of:

/usr/share/applications/spotify.desktop

 

The fix in the file remains the same:

add: --force-device-scale-factor=x to the Exec line of the file, where x is the scaling factor.

Exec=spotify --force-device-scale-factor=2 %U

Thank you for supporting Spotify for Linux,

DarkAvenger36
Casual Listener

This issue is still present on Linux client: https://community.spotify.com/t5/Ongoing-Issues/Desktop-Podcast-shortcut-gone-in-ver-1-0-94-262-g3d5...

 

When will the updated version be released?

briardew
Newbie

Could you please provide an install option for people that aren't superusers?

The recent web-browser "upgrades" require a system upgrad I cannot make, and I can't install the player w/o superuser privledges.  So I cannot listen to Spotify on this machine, where I spend a majority of my time.  If this isn't fixed, I'll have to cancel my account.

JSJB
Music Fan

If you download the debian package to a directory you own on that machine, you can unpack the contents with:

ar xv spotify-client_....deb

There will be a /usr/bin directory under there with the script that launches spotify.

Adjust the paths, if needed, to work relative to your directory instead of / and you should be able to run this version of spotify for yourself, without installing globally.

dnsglk
Newbie

Thanks for a hint. I just downloaded http://repository-origin.spotify.com/pool/non-free/s/spotify-client/spotify-client_1.0.94.262.g3d5c2...

and there is only ELF which works out of box, even w/o tweaking paths.

 

Peace

RJVB
Regular

Somehow that version was pushed through my apt update channel only yesterday. On Ubuntu 14.04 it crashes immediately.

 

I managed to the spotify snap on my system (and then uninstall snapd, systemd and cgroup stuff to get my system to boot normally again 😠 ).

 

I can run the version from the snap against the system libraries so it looks like the official .deb package just has a glitch somewhere (or doesn't yet have a patch which is already present in the snap version).

notrabbitears
Casual Listener
If it's a work computer, I'd recommend just talking to your sysadmin because it's most likely going to be preferable to not run outdated software on your machine. If it's a personal computer, ask whoever has root privileges for your machine?

capricorn86
Casual Listener

Thanks for the great work! Works perfectly for me.

DenisBY
Newbie

It seems key is expired again:

Err http://repository.spotify.com stable InRelease
  The following signatures were invalid: KEYEXPIRED 1532522191
Fetched 125 kB in 2s (54,0 kB/s)
W: An error occurred during the signature verification. The repository is not updated and the previous index files will be used. GPG error: http://repository.spotify.com stable InRelease: The following signatures were invalid: KEYEXPIRED 1532522191
W: Failed to fetch http://repository.spotify.com/dists/stable/InRelease: The following signatures were invalid: KEYEXPIRED 1532522191
W: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

Ash44092
Casual Listener

I am using UBUNTU 16.04 LTS on a 32 bit system and the app package link is NOT active. Please advise on what I need to do to install the app instead of using the web browser.

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