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I want to have media key support in Spotify, and searching around saw a program called "Spotify Gnome" recommended. But, when I go to the site linked to, I can't figure out where to go to download a .deb, only how to get the source. Is the only way to compile it myself?! What repository do I have to add?

Can anyone give me a quick rundown on how to install Spotify Gnome?

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As the author of the software, I don't actually use Ubuntu myself, so I don't provide any packages. However, it's just a simple Python script, so it doesn't need to be compiled at all.

You can either download the script itself directly from Github and copy it to /usr/local/bin (make sure to run chmod 755 on the file first), or you can use Git to check out the source code repository and follow the installation instructions in the readme. I strongly suggest the second method, as it will allow you to do a simple git pull in the repository in the future to update your copy of the script and install it again.

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Wow! Thanks for the quick response! – WindowsEscapist Nov 30 '12 at 0:25
Quick question - how can I do the second method (I know, pretty basic, but I haven't used git before)? What should I put into the terminal exactly? Updating sounds nice. – WindowsEscapist Nov 30 '12 at 0:28
(I wasn't aware of the actual nature of the software XD) (By the way, MAJOR PLAUDITS XD) – WindowsEscapist Nov 30 '12 at 0:29
For the second method, you will need to install the "git" package, and then from the terminal, git clone, and then cd into the spotify-gnome directory, and then follow the instructions in the readme. – John Reese Nov 30 '12 at 0:43
Alright! Thanks so much. (I had git installed, just didn't know exactly how to do it =P) – WindowsEscapist Nov 30 '12 at 0:46

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