Package Details: spotifywm-git 0.0.r1.91dd553-2

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Package Base: spotifywm-git
Description: Makes Spotify more friendly to window managers by settings a class name before opening the window.
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Keywords: spotify wm workaround
Licenses: MIT
Submitter: goetzc
Maintainer: goetzc (invidian)
Last Packager: goetzc
Votes: 9
Popularity: 0.29
First Submitted: 2017-08-12 15:41
Last Updated: 2019-02-27 01:20

Latest Comments

BachoSeven commented on 2021-03-25 14:56

I can also reproduce @jzbor's issue. After the update to, this seems to have stopped working; it might have to be reported upstream, or perhaps it can be solved by linking some additional library in the wrapper(haven't got it working though)

Typology commented on 2021-03-24 16:48

actually yes, the spotify in /usr/share/spotify/spotify was an old version, and by using the aur package, I still get the same problem.

jzbor commented on 2021-03-23 12:24

This somehow doesn't work anymore since the recent spotify updates. I have tried @Typologys fix, but it didn't seem to be working either. On my machine the spotify binary is in /opt/spotify/spotify with /usr/bin/spotify linking to it. I use the default aur package together with spicetify-cli for theming.

Typology commented on 2021-03-20 15:03

I have a problem that my wm doesn't recognize the class name when spotify launches after the new spotify update, only me?

EDIT: solved after changing the file in /usr/local/bin/spotify and changing /usb/bin/spotify to /usr/share/spotify/spotify

invidian commented on 2019-02-25 08:52

It seems that latest update of spotify package changed the path to spotify binary, so installing this package now breaks starting spotify.

Workaround: sudo sed -i 's/\/usr\/share\/spotify\/spotify/\/usr\/bin\/spotify/g' /usr/local/bin/spotify

goetzc commented on 2018-10-03 18:28

Hi @hero, I thought Git was included on base-devel, added to buildeps! About the guideline, I think that applies for official packages and not for packages from the AUR. This is a workaround as you can see on the previews comments; if you have a better solution for this, it's welcomed!

hero commented on 2018-10-03 16:33

Hey, so according to this packages should never install into /usr/local/.

But what is more important is, that git is missing as a build dependency.

goetzc commented on 2018-08-14 21:31

Good idea, thanks vknmnn.

vknmnn commented on 2018-08-14 20:48

instead of forcing install, PKGBUILD should install to /usr/local/bin which would take precedence over /usr/bin. (line #27) Likewise, should not be installed to the same directory as spotify, to avoid conflicts on updates. It's enough to just put it in /usr/lib/ and link it in the (/usr/local/bin/spotify)

export LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/