Spotify on Ubuntu

Spotify has a preview build for Linux users! I have it successfully running on Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS

Instructions from their website:

# 1. Add this line to your list of repositories by
#    editing your /etc/apt/sources.list
deb http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free

# 2. If you want to verify the downloaded packages,
#    you will need to add our public key
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv-keys 94558F59

# 3. Run apt-get update
sudo apt-get update

# 4. Install spotify!
sudo apt-get install spotify-client

Obviously since this is a unsupported preview build, I managed to run into an issue where I would click the Spotify icon, but nothing happens. Opened a terminal session and ran “spotify” and got the following error:

macky@maru-lx1:~$ spotify
spotify: error while loading shared libraries: libudev.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Workaround:

I did a copy of libudev.so.0 and everything is working so far (knock on wood).

macky@maru-lx1:/opt/spotify/spotify-client$ cd /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
macky@maru-lx1:/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu$ sudo ln -sf libudev.so.0 libudev.so.1

If you are missing libudev.so, go ahead and install:

macky@maru-lx1:~$ sudo apt-get install libudev0

If you try running Spotify and its complaining about livudev.so.1, follow the instructions above.

Now you can enjoy Spotify on your Linux machine 🙂

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