Install Spotify (natively) on openSUSE 12.2

Posted: October 29, 2012 in linux
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Looks like we don’t have to pay for an account anymore! Too bad they don’t have an rpm built yet 😦 but it looks like a Fedora rpm is at least on the way.

1. Install dependencies
zypper in libcryptopp-5_6_1-0 rpm-build alien

2. Get the debian package from Spotify

3. Convert the debian to an rpm
sudo alien -r spotify-client_0.8.4.103.g9cb177b.260-1_amd64.deb

4. Install the rpm
sudo zypper in spotify-client-

5. Link dependencies
sudo ln -s /usr/lib64/ /usr/lib64/
sudo ln -s /usr/lib64/ /usr/lib64/
sudo ln -s /usr/lib64/ /usr/lib64/
sudo ln -s /usr/lib64/ /usr/lib64/
sudo ln -s /usr/lib64/ /usr/lib64/

6. Run Spotify!


  1. Adam Spiers says:

    Hi – I have built an installer for openSUSE which takes all the hard work away:

    It generates a proper rpm which is much cleaner and more conformant than the one produced by alien.