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.
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a work computer, I'd recommend just talking to your sysadmin because it's most likely going to be preferable to not run outdated software on your machine.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?
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).