My Question or Issue
Today I received a new update to the spotify linux client
spotify-client:amd64 (1:220.127.116.11.g378f6f25-11, 1:18.104.22.168.gf614956d-16)
After which, spotify would crash immediately after starting up. Starting the client from a terminal yielded the following error
Segmentation fault (core dumped)
After troubleshotting for a while, I noticed the problem stopped happening when I deleted my local config directory
rm -rf ~/.config/spotify
Clearly this isn't a solution so I dug in a little, spelunking through the output from running
One line stood out from the rest
13:00:33.032 W [collection_local_bans_file.cpp:51] bans: could not read local bans file: /home/<me>/.config/spotify/Users/<my account>-user/local_bans.pb
(obvious private stuff redacted)
So I checked and I don't have that file. But I do have this file
So I tried deleting it to see what happened and started the spotify client back up and it worked but only from the terminal. However, after a few more tries, it only worked part of the time :/ So I am not sure what to make of that anymore.
I would be happy to send my logs to someone in engineering if you would like.
It is totally sporadic. Without fiddling with anything and starting the client works about 1 out of 3 times.