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    Default Spotify Switches From Debian To Ubuntu

    Phoronix: Spotify Switches From Debian To Ubuntu

    While Spotify was a major Debian user with running their thousands of back-end servers on the major Linux distribution, including being vocal about systemd on Debian, they have decided to switch over to Ubuntu...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTc0MjI

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    Whatever, if they want to get bit in the *** by Ubuntu it's their choice, but they could finally put out a repo for other distros than Debian with their client app. It's a PITA to manually convert the debs to rpm with every new version ;-P.

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    Debian based distros could fund the Debian project. Spotify should too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyber Killer View Post
    Whatever, if they want to get bit in the *** by Ubuntu it's their choice, but they could finally put out a repo for other distros than Debian with their client app. It's a PITA to manually convert the debs to rpm with every new version ;-P.
    In that case you might want to check out https://github.com/leamas/spotify-make

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    Well, Debian doesn't clearly communicate how they want to go about LTS releases, so this is easy to understand from Spotify's point of view.

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    That was a dumb move... If you want predictable long-term support, the only thing you should be looking at is Red Hat (or its derivatives, if you don't need support, but I bet Spotify could use some).

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    Quote Originally Posted by kigurai View Post
    In that case you might want to check out https://github.com/leamas/spotify-make
    All converter scripts for Spotify that I tried are useless, cause they have hardcoded version numbers (sic!) + Spotify removes old versions from their repository. Additionally a problem recently came up because Spotify started adding "-1" to their deb version string, which is illegal in rpm, and the scripts fail at that ;-P. Now... even if a particular script works ok, then this still doesn't take care of automatically updating to a new version, without manually running it again. So I'll stick with 'alien -rc' and symlinking libs, this is at least full proof (hell, I could even write my own script that does that :-) ).

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    What?!? A company doing what is best for it's business? How dare they not do what I emotionally feel is the correct answer!1! I, a random person on the internet, know better than THEM about their business model!!! They must be in conspiracy with microsoft and the devil! [/crazyperson]
    Last edited by dh04000; 07-16-2014 at 10:37 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyber Killer View Post
    All converter scripts for Spotify that I tried are useless, cause they have hardcoded version numbers (sic!) + Spotify removes old versions from their repository. Additionally a problem recently came up because Spotify started adding "-1" to their deb version string, which is illegal in rpm, and the scripts fail at that ;-P. Now... even if a particular script works ok, then this still doesn't take care of automatically updating to a new version, without manually running it again. So I'll stick with 'alien -rc' and symlinking libs, this is at least full proof (hell, I could even write my own script that does that :-) ).
    Well, I am terribly sorry that I tried to help you. :P

    For me, spotify-make has worked really well, except that the authors obviously have to make some changes when spotify releases a new version. Mostly due to library version mismatches, I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreatEmerald View Post
    That was a dumb move... If you want predictable long-term support, the only thing you should be looking at is Red Hat (or its derivatives, if you don't need support, but I bet Spotify could use some).
    Based on?
    When, ever, have Canonical failed to provide the support they promise?

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