Installing Spotify 9.10 (may 20), 9.11 (july 2) on fedora 20 64 bits

UPDATE : Tested for 9.11 on July 2


Remove any old version of spotify :

yum remove “*spotify*”

rm -rf /usr/local/share/spotify*


Remove any configuration file of the last spotify version :

rm -rf /home/$USER/.config/spotify

rm -rf /home/$USER/.cache/spotify


Download the debian package at



Install alien to convert the deb to RPM :

sudo yum install alien


Convert the deb to RPM with alien :

fakeroot alien -r spotify-client_0.9.10.17.g4129e1c.78-1_amd64.deb


Install the rpm :

sudo rpm -ivh –nodeps –force spotify-client-


You will very probably have problems of dependencies to old libraries when launching spotify, like for , and, I made a tarball with them.


Download oldlibs.tar :



Untar them :

tar -zxvf oldlibs.tar.gz


Copy them to /usr/lib64 :

cp -rf oldlibs/* /usr/lib64/


Remove the tarball :

rm -rf oldlibs*


If you don’t have any shorcut to launch spotify, copy the desktop entry :

cp -rf /opt/spotify/spotify-client/spotify.desktop /usr/share/applications/


If when you type “spotify” it doesn’t launch anything (and say this command is not found) :

sudo ln -s /opt/spotify/spotify-client/spotify /usr/bin/spotify