Spotify on Linux

Now that I have a Spotify account I wanted to run the Spotify software on my machine. Although technically they don’t support Linux yet they have a repo for Fedora available. However I found a small problem when trying to install it on FC15, it isn’t supported, sorta.

Here is the repo file provided by Spotify:

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[spotify] name=Repository for the Spotify client baseurl=$releasever/$basearch enabled=1 metadata_expire=7d gpgcheck=1 gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-spotify


When you install that repo file and try to update it automatically resolves to the baseurl

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which if you try and go to in a browser returns a 404, it doesn’t exist. This is the problem.

If you go to you will see there are only options for 13 and 14, no 15 (or anything before 13).

The simple fix is this:

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[spotify] name=Repository for the Spotify client baseurl= enabled=1 metadata_expire=7d gpgcheck=1 gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-spotify


Technically it is NOT the right version, but it does run well enough under FC15 that I am not worried, and easy enough to fix when they have a valid client.

UPDATE: Spotify for Linux will only work on paid accounts, no free trial run here, and I don’t want to worry about WINE, so I guess Spotify use will still have to wait.