Redistribute Spotify on Linux Distributions

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linus1
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I would love that

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Hipsu33
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Yes please, this is very much needed.
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nfntybeats
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I completely support this course of action.

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ethanxxxl
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Yes please do this. As both and arch and spotify premium user, I can say that this would be a big step for spotify.

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dock3r
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Yes please!

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Mantoshelis
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Good idea, go on!

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unseenlarks
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adding a "me too"!

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loradona
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Thats will be great !!

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Spotify is officially distributed as a Snap app for Linux.

Snapd runs on Arch Linux and other distributions.

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Snap

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Re: Redistribute Spotify on Linux Distributions

-mpc2b4ia_gwa
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HiFolks,

It would be  great to see a spotify app in the official Arch repositories.

Many thanks.


@NicoHood wrote:

Dear Spotify Team,

my name is NicoHood and I am an official ArchLinux Trusted User. This means I maintain some packages in the official [community] repository [1]. I am also able to move packages from the ArchLinux User Repository (AUR)[2] into [community] if the packages are popular enough (>10 votes).

 

As you can imagine spotify is really popular on ArchLinux with more than 1100 votes on AUR[3]. Me and the community would love to have spotify in our official repositories to provide our users a simpler channel of installing Spotify on ArchLinux.

 

The problem we face is that the Terms of Use forbid us to redistribute Spotify. We'd require an official statement that ArchLinux is allowed to package Spotify in its repositories.

 

I've already contacted Brendan Marsh (Product Owner, Desktop) about this topic via email without any further response. It would be nice if you can give the linux community a better channel for installing Spotify on non-debian systems.

 

Furthermore we then can cooperate and optimize spotify for ArchLinux (e.g. using more shared libraries, providing gpg signed tarballs and https downloads etc).

 

Me and the community hope to get some positive feedback. Thanks for taking the time. Please upvote this post if you also with to natively install Spotify on ArchLinux and other Linux Systems.

 

[1]: https://www.archlinux.org/packages/?maintainer=NicoHood

[2]: https://aur.archlinux.org/

[3]: https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/spotify/


 

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