Spotify is a music streaming platform providing DRM-protected content to its subscribers. In the following tutorial we will perform installation of Spotify, music streaming application, on Manjaro 18 Linux from Arch User Repository using command line tools makepkg and pacman .

In this How to install Spotify on Manjaro 18 Linux tutorial you will learn:
  • How to clone the latest Spotify AUR repository.
  • How to Build Spotify package
  • How to install Spotify AUR package
Installed Spotify on Manjaro 18 Linux
Installed Spotify on Manjaro 18 Linux.

Software Requirements and Conventions Used

Software Requirements and Linux Command Line Conventions
Category Requirements, Conventions or Software Version Used
System Manjaro 18 Illyria Linux
Software spotify-1.0.92.390
Other Privileged access to your Linux system as root or via the sudo command.
Conventions # - requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command
$ - requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user

How to install Spotify on Manjaro 18 Linux step by step instructions



  1. Open up the terminal and clone the latest Spotify AUR repository:
    $ git clone https://aur.archlinux.org/spotify.git
    
  2. Build the AUR package. First navigate to the newly created spotify directory. Then execute the makepkg command to build the Spotify AUR package:
    $ cd spotify/
    $ makepkg -s
    
    When finished the result should be a newly built Spotify package ready for the installation:
    $ ls *.xz
    spotify-1.0.92.390-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz
    
  3. Using the pacman command install the Spotify package. Replace the package name suffix with the Spotify version you have compiled previously:
    $ sudo pacman -U --noconfirm spotify-1.0.92.390-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz
    
  4. The Spotify installation is now complete. Use the start menu and search for Spotify to start listening or simply start it from the command line:
    $ spotify
    
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