Install Spotify on Linux (Debian)

spotifyI tried install Spotify on my Debian  (3.11-2-amd64) in accordance with this official tutorial. I am writing this post because the steps from this tutorial doesn’t works for me. When I try to install Spotify from this repository errors have occurred.

Fortunately I found a solution for it:

  1. Go to this site, and download one suitable kind of Spotify for your machine:
    spotify-client_0.9.4.183.g644e24e.428-1_amd64.deb – for 64 bits machines (version of Spotify can change in the future)
    spotify-client_0.9.4.183.g644e24e.428-1_i386.deb – for 32 bits machines (version of Spotify can change in the future)
  2. Go to directory when file was downloaded, and install Spotify by dpkg e.g. for 64 bit versions:
     dpkg -i libssl0.9.8_0.9.8o-4squeeze14_amd64.deb
  3. (OPTIONAL) Something can go wrong, most common reason are missing dependencies, for example:
    dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of spotify-client:
    spotify-client depends on libssl0.9.8; however:
    Package libssl0.9.8 is not installed.
    spotify-client depends on libnspr4-0d; however:
    Package libnspr4-0d is not installed.It’s means that I had missing two packages: “libssl0.9.8” and “libnspr4-0d“. Second one I have installed by aptitude from official Debian repository:
    aptitude install libnspr4-0d
    First one I have not found on the official repository so I have downloaded it form here, and after it installed by dpkg:
     dpkg -i libssl0.9.8_0.9.8o-4squeeze14_amd64.deb
  4. (OPTIONAL) When you install all missing packages return to step 2.

Please be aware that when you install Spotify in this way it will not be supported.

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