Install Spotify on Ubuntu 15.04 and Fix “Spotify Not Starting on Ubuntu 15.04″

Spotify for Linux Ubuntu 15.04. Install Official Spotify App (Client) on Ubuntu 15.04 and fix “Spotify not starting on Ubuntu 15.04.” This tutorial shows you how to fix the Spotify app does not launch issue on Ubuntu 15.04, due to missing “libgcrypt.so.11″ library.

Install Spotify Client on Ubuntu 15.04

1. Add the Spotify repository signing key to be able to verify downloaded packages

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv-keys 94558F59 D2C19886

2. Add the Spotify repository

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

3. Update list of available packages

sudo apt update

4. Install Spotify

sudo apt install spotify-client

Once installed, you can launch the Spotify via Ubuntu Dash.

Fix Spotify Client Doesn’t Start On Ubuntu 15.04

For many, they cannot start the Spotify client on Ubuntu systems after upgrading to Ubuntu 15.04. Here’s how to fix Spotify not launching issue on Linux Ubuntu Systems.

This problem is caused by libgcrypt. The Ubuntu 15.04 misses the libgcrypt11 package in its official repositories and hence Spotify won’t launch. When you try to launch Spotify, you’ll get the following error message:

spotify: error while loading shared libraries: libgcrypt.so.11: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Spotify-Error-Ubuntu

To fix the issue, simply download and install the script-package from the repository of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and apply on to Ubuntu 15.04.

libgcrypt11 for 64-bit OS

libgcrypt11 for 32-bit OS

Once downloaded and installed, launch Spotify client from the Ubuntu Dash or App Menu.

There is another solution to this problem (via AskUbuntu)

This is caused by libgcrypt . You can solve this by:

wget http://security.debian.org/debian-security/pool/updates/main/libg/libgcrypt11/libgcrypt11_1.5.0-5+deb7u3_amd64.deb
sudo dpkg -i libgcrypt11_1.5.0-5+deb7u3_amd64.deb

If this doesn’t work then purge spotify and install again from this repository.

sudo apt-get purge spotify*

Then

sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free"
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 94558F59
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install spotify-client

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