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Spotify for Linux is a misleading statement.

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I have searched the web for Spotify for Linux. Since your page refers to "Spotify for Linux" generalizing the Linux distro to be debian/Ubuntu is sad actually.

There are alot of distros out there that are Linux based. I am running the RedHat based Fedora system, and i use CentOS for my servers.

I cannot use spotify on my desktop because there is no Spotify for Fedora Linux.

Where is the support for actual linux distributions, and why have you left out the rest of the distributions ?

 

Br

Karl

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Hey @karlheidar 

 

Check this tutorial on how to install Spotify on Fedora:

 

https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/quick-docs/installing-spotify/

 

https://snapcraft.io/install/spotify/centos

 

Hope it helps. 🙂

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Hello,

 

On LMDE 4 32bit it does also not work. something is missing! Libcurl3.

A update is needed by spotify!

 

Maybe this works on your desktop

http://repository.spotify.com/pool/non-free/s/spotify-client/spotify-client_1.0.72.117.g6bd7cc73-35_...

 

Jan

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This is easily something that Spotify could should be providing in a script.

 

If you are in 64 bit land you can do the following:

Note: There's something weird about the server and it drops the connection near the end of the download so I'd highly recommend using wget and not downloading it via the browser.

Download the deb file like so (or in your browser http://repository.spotify.com/pool/non-free/s/spotify-client/spotify-client_1.1.42.622.gbd112320-37_...

) :

 

 

 

$ wget http://repository.spotify.com/pool/non-free/s/spotify-client/spotify-client_1.1.42.622.gbd112320-37_amd64.deb

 

 

 

extract the deb file using ar then extract the tar into a new folder:

 

 

 

$ ar x spotify-client_1.1.42.622.gbd112320-37_amd64.deb data.tar.gz
$ mkdir ~/spotify && tar -xvf data.tar.gz -C ~/spotify

 

 

 

 Now you can browse to ~/spotify/usr/bin and run spotify but it makes more sense to move it into your /usr/local prefix. (and delete the old spotify directory)

 

 

 

$ sudo mv ~/spotify/usr/bin/* /usr/local/bin
$ sudo mv ~/spotify/usr/share/spotify /usr/local/share
$ rm -r ~/spotify

 

 

 

To create a desktop entry for Spotify that can be found in launchers create the file ~/.local/share/applications/spotify.desktop with the following contents:

 

 

 

[Desktop Entry]                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Encoding=UTF-8                                                                                                                                                                                                     
Version=1.0                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Type=Application                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Terminal=false                                                                                                                                                                                                     
Exec=/usr/local/bin/spotify                                                                                                                                                                                        
Name=Spotify                                                                                                                                                                                                       
Icon=/usr/local/share/spotify/icons/spotify-linux-64.png 

 

 

 

 You can do this without moving things to /usr/local if you'd like by changing the exec and icon lines to be

 

 

 

Exec=/home/<user name>/spotify/usr/bin/spotify
Icon=/home/<user name>/spotify/usr/share/spotify/icons/spotify-linux-64.png

 

 

 

 putting your user name where indicated.

edit: pointed to the latest linux binary

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Providing an official flatpak version alongside snap would be nice to have.
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