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Spotify 0.9 for Linux

I used to have to write about this all the time, Spotify but maintainers of the Spotify AUR PKGBUILD have been doing such a great job there aren’t any issues getting Spotify to install and run on Arch.  Hooray!

The ongoing saga of Spotify on Arch

In AUR the spotify PKGBUILD has been brought up to which is the same as the spotify-beta PKGBUILD.  It looks like the difference between the two is the spotify PKGBUILD does not download a set of Ubuntu deb files for libraries that Spotify’s deb looks for, instead it relies on native Arch libraries.  Personally I’m still using the spotify-beta PKGBUILD, it works just fine.  With Spotify using Ubuntu as its base platform Arch’s rolling release may get libraries too far out in front of what Spotify is looking for.  Having a set of libraries that are all but guaranteed to work just saves a headache.  Ideally though Spotify would opensource its client and we can compile against any library our heart desires but that ain’t gonna happen.


“Ain’t” and “gonna” are in Chromium’s spellcheck dictionary.  But spellcheck isn’t.  Weird.

Spotify 0.8.2 Linux beta

The new version of Spotify’s Linux beta hit AUR yesterday.  The maintainer included Flash version 10 with so you no longer have to download it yourself.  It is set up so that only Spotify will use the old version of Flash, your other programs will use the current version.

Spotify Linux beta 0.8


The PKGBUILD for 0.8.2 handles the Flash issue for you.  Click here for details.

The latest Linux version of Spotify catches up to the Windows version.  Hooray!  However, it is still in beta and one of the bugs in the program causes it to segfault when using the newest version of Flash.  Boo!  The current maintainer of the AUR pkgbuild came up with a workaround, get a copy of the previous version of Flash and use a shell script to point Spotify to it and so far this has worked for me.  Get the details below the jump.

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