How to Install Spotify on PCLinuxOS

Forked from Mandriva, PCLinuxOS is a desktop Linux distribution using a rolling release model. This tutorial is going to show you how to install Spotify on PCLinuxOS from the command line and from Synaptic package manager.

Installing Spotify on PCLinuxOS from the Command Line

Fire up a terminal window, then run the following command to become root user since PCLinuxOS doesn’t ship with the sudo utility by default.

su -

Spotify is available from PCLinuxOS repository. To install Spotify, you can first search for the name of spotify client  like below:

apt-cache search spotify


blockify - Mutes Spotify advertisements

libspotify - Official Spotify API

libspotify-devel - Development files for official Spotify API

spotify-client - Spotify desktop client

tomahawk - Qt playdar social music player

Then install libspotify and spotify-client package.

apt-get install libspotify spotify-client

Once installed, you can start Spotify music player from application menu or using the following command


install spotify pclinuxos

Installing Spotify on PCLinuxOS Using Synaptic Package Manager

Synaptic package manager is the official graphical package manager for PCLinuxOS. You can launch it from application menu or using the command below:


Enter the root password.

package manager

Then click the search button and enter spotify in the search field.

pclinuxos synaptic package manager

After that, you will see the package names that are returned for your search. Right click libspotify and spotify-client and mark them for installation.

synaptic spotify client

Finally, click the Apply button to install these two packages.

pclinuxos spotify client

Once installed, you can start Spotify music player from application menu or using the following command


That’s it!

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