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Cannot download linux client

Cannot download linux client

Since Grooveshark died I want to use a new platform. Downloading music is a hassle and doesn't compensate artists. Spotify seems popular, so I decided to give it a go (and I intend to become a subscriber if it works well enough). So far I'm disappointed by the support: I have to ask on a public forum? There is no number to call for support nor is there a contact form I can use (yeah there is a form but none of the categories fit -- like always with those dumb forms).


Downloading the Linux client gives an error:


# cat /etc/apt/sources.list
deb stable non-free
# apt-get update > /dev/null
W: Failed to fetch  Hash Sum mismatch

E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
# apt-get install spotify-client
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
  libgconf2-4:i386 libnspr4-0d:i386 libnss3-1d:i386
Recommended packages:
  libavcodec53:i386 libavcodec52:i386 libavcodec-extra-53:i386
  libavcodec-extra-52:i386 libavformat53:i386 libavformat52:i386
  libavformat-extra-53:i386 libavformat-extra-52:i386
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  libgconf2-4:i386 libnspr4-0d:i386 libnss3-1d:i386 spotify-client:i386
0 upgraded, 4 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1 not upgraded.
Need to get 41.7 MB/41.8 MB of archives.
After this operation, 101 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n]
Err stable/non-free spotify-client i386 1:
  404  Not Found [IP: 80]
E: Failed to fetch  404  Not Found [IP: 80]

E: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try with --fix-missing?

As you can see, it fails to download -- in fact it fails to perform apt-get update. It's something on your end. Please fix or update the instructions on the website if the URLs have changed.

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That link goes to another post that links to another question where you didn't post, so I'm not sure what exactly you are referring to, but reading that thread I found the following post with direct download links:

Installing it manually like this works for me, so it's a workaround, but if you guys have repository then it's nice if they work and I can actually use apt-get to install and upgrade the software. Thanks anyway! 🙂

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