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default linux install doesn't work, installs old spotify version from 2014

Status: Closed

Device: PC

 

Operating System Version: Ubuntu 15.10

 

Spotify Version: 0.9.17.8 and 1.0.17.75

 

Description:

Default Linux Install-Steps on this Page https://www.spotify.com/de/download/linux/  

 installs the OLD Version: 0.9.17.8 - from 2014 with this URL:

http://repository-origin.spotify.com/pool/non-free/s/spotify/

 

the new version spotify version from October 2015 is in 

http://repository-origin.spotify.com/pool/non-free/s/spotify-client/

 

MIND the additional "-client". Only that directory holds the correct new version 1.0.17.75.

 

The default install descriptions, uses the OLD version.

 

To reproduce:

  1. Step 1 Use Default Ubuntu 15.10 with no Spotify installed
  2. Step 2 Use Default Spotify Linux Install Docu and see that it fails to install spotify, because of the old version of spotfiy.
  3. ...

Workaround:

Use a manual downloaded version - with wget. That works, but is hard to find.

https://community.spotify.com/t5/Help-Desktop-Linux-Windows-Web/spotify-error-while-loading-shared-l...

sudo apt-get purge spotify-client
sudo apt-get autoremove
sudo add-apt-repository --remove 'deb http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free'
sudo apt-get update wget http://repository-origin.spotify.com/pool/non-free/s/spotify-client/spotify-client_1.0.17.75.g8f111100_amd64.deb sudo dpkg -i spotify-client_*.deb spotify &

 

 

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Comments
Jake
Status changed to: Closed
 
Jake

Hey ajoe04

 

We can use this space to escalate cases directly to developers. We're afraid we don't officially support Linux though, it's something they work on as a side project and in their spare time.

 

So, the best place to get the info you need will be in our Linux help boards: 

https://community.spotify.com/t5/Help-Desktop-Linux-Windows-Web/bd-p/001

 

The developers keep a passive eye on things from there.

 

Thanks

 

Jake