The Spotify repository (deb http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free) doesn't work on Ubuntu 12.04 (download failed). Does anyone have a solution to install Spotify on Ubuntu 12.04?


Here's what worked for me:

echo "deb http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 4E9CFF4E

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install spotify-client

Can you ping the repository?

$ ping repository.spotify.com

PING repository.spotify.com ( 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from judith.lon.spotify.com ( icmp_req=1 ttl=58 time=189 ms
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There is a new key. Use 94558F59 instead of 4E9CFF4E.

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 94558F59
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I presume your problem is/was the same that I had. That is you went and used the GUI tools for adding the repository. It won't work. It will automatically create a deb-src entry for the repo and they don't, obviously, provide one. Hence you get errors like this (depending on your language of course):

W: Tiedoston http://repository.spotify.com/dists/stable/InRelease nouto ei onnistunut  
Unable to find expected entry 'non-free/source/Sources' in Release file (Wrong sources.list entry or malformed file)

The simple solution is to:

gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

and delete the deb-src spotify entry.

Then apt-get update should succeed and you can proceed to actually installing the Spotify client.

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It must be done in terminal as root. You can get in Ubuntu 11.10 and newer, by sudo -i. Then follow this steps:

  1. Open terminal and enter sudo -i
  2. Add the following line to your list of repositories by editing your /etc/apt/sources.list file using gedit (gedit /etc/apt/sources.list) and save it.

    deb http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free

  3. If you want to verify the downloaded packages, you will need to add our public key:

    sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 94558F59

  4. Run sudo apt-get update

  5. Install spotify!

    sudo apt-get install spotify-client


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