Recent linux client update changes

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Re: Recent linux client update changes

i0otc_-fifr6
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I want to thank the dev team for continuing Linux support. Great work, everything works well on Debian Buster running KDE :)

Re: Recent linux client update changes

Ash44092
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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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Re: Recent linux client update changes

DanielE-D
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Spotify is available in 16.04 as a snap. Look in the Ubuntu Software application.

Re: Recent linux client update changes

Ash44092
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I found a way with ALOT of command line typing. No GUI or easy app installation was accessable but like I said, ALOT of command line typing from the Linux forum did the trick. Just type it PERFECTLY. Works like a charm. I REALLY am happy I took the time to find a way to install it on this system. CHEERS to my good brother & sisters of rock & roll and ALL music fans. I LOVE MUSIC!!

 

Look for my play list at:

https://open.spotify.com/user/ashlyquin123/playlist/7kVLR5fNSt4YcEC6qqPNn3?si=aQAPdiu2QBC3kfkDKsf4sQ

 

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Re: Recent linux client update changes

JSJB
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"Spotify is available in 16.04 as a snap. Look in the Ubuntu Software application."

 

The problem is only the 64 bit version with libcurl4 is available as a snap. The 32 bit (i386 architecture) is not.

 

I got around this by creating my own spotify-client debian package, which combines the spotify-client from the distribution, the libcurl3 shared library and a script that prepends that libcurl3 to LD_LIBRARY_PATH before starting up spotify. 

 

That works perfectly  and no longer depends on spotify recompiling with libcurl4:

 

=> apt-cache policy spotify-client
spotify-client:
  Installed: 1:1.0.72.117.g6bd7cc73-35-js
  Candidate: 1:1.0.72.117.g6bd7cc73-35-js
  Version table:
 *** 1:1.0.72.117.g6bd7cc73-35-js 400
        400 copy:/usr3/Installs/DEB ./ Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     1:1.0.72.117.g6bd7cc73-35 500
        500 http://repository.spotify.com stable/non-free i386 Packages
        500 http://repository.spotify.com testing/non-free i386 Packages

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Re: Recent linux client update changes

Ash44092
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Snap didn't work for me. I tried using the software installer also but it doesnt even show in there. Thank you for your input on this!! Spotify on Ubuntu 16.04 works great so far.

 

Here is the system I am running:

Intel Core 2 Duo CPU @ 2.33GHz x 2

4GB Ram

(Its a Dell flat Opltiplex)

32bit OS UBUNTU 16.04

 

Now, to get Spotiify to run as an App vs using the web browser, this is what I did.

I used xTerm and typed:

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv-keys 931FF8E79F0876134EDDBDCCA87FF9DF48BF1C90

 then

echo deb http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/spotify.list

 then

sudo apt-get update

 then

sudo apt-get install spotify-client

That's what I typed from the Spotify for Linux page because its debian based. Hope this helps some one out there. Good Brother Ash----OUT

Re: Recent linux client update changes

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.

Re: Recent linux client update changes

Vanadyel
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Has the key changed again ?

Re: Recent linux client update changes

JSJB
Regular

@Ash44092 wrote:

32bit OS UBUNTU 16.04

 

Now, to get Spotiify to run as an App vs using the web browser, this is what I did.

I used xTerm and typed:

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv-keys 931FF8E79F0876134EDDBDCCA87FF9DF48BF1C90

 then

echo deb http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/spotify.list

 then

sudo apt-get update

 then

sudo apt-get install spotify-client

That's what I typed from the Spotify for Linux page because its debian based. Hope this helps some one out there. Good Brother Ash----OUT


This is quite obvious for how to setup spotify-client on a 32 bit debian-based linux system.

 

The real problem is:   the spotify-client package requires the libcurl3 shared library from the libcurl3 package. This package has been obsoleted by the libcurl4 package, which is not compatible with libcurl3. So, if you keep spotify-client, you cannot install libcurl4, which will prevent hundreds of other packages from being upgraded to their newest version.

 

The ideal solution would be to have a spotify-client built with libcurl4; this is available for 64 bit linux as a testing package but there is no version for 32 bit linux.

 

The alternative I used on my 32 bit system was to create a new spotify-client package, starting with the original spotify-client, adding to it the contents of libcurl3 (but in a special directory) and running spotify via a script that prepends that libcurl3 to LD_LIBRARY_PATH.

 

This allowed my 32 bit system to run spotify  AND  upgrade all the packages that need the latest libcurl4 shared library.

Re: Recent linux client update changes

DaveMellor
Music Fan
No! Sorry but this overblown security system invented by programmers with
too much time on their hands defeats me!

I don't know what they think they are protecting (their reputations
probably) but most of it is **bleep**.

But let me know how you get on. Sorry I can't help.

Dave
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