Recently I had the itch to try Ubuntu as my secondary desktop again, so I went ahead and installed Ubuntu-Mate 15.04.
Ubuntu has come pretty far in terms of simpler desktop installs, so I was pretty impressed with it. I prefer the Mate desktop as it’s a continuation of the old Gnome 2 desktop. Easier menus, no fancy Compiz effects by default, and no Unity.
What I did run into however, is an error with installing my favorite music service at the moment, Spotify. I was surprised they even had a Spotify app installer, so gave that a shot. Upon clicking the shortcut in Ubuntu, it wouldn’t open. Unsure as to what was going on, I ran Spotify via the command line, and received the following error:
spotify: error while loading shared libraries: libgcrypt.so.11: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
After some Googling, it turns out that I was able to install an old 64bit Debian package for the missing libgcrypt11 1.5 library. Just add a line to you /etc/apt/sources.list with:
deb http://security.debian.org/debian-security wheezy/updates main
Then install with
dpkg -i libgcrypt11_1.5.0-5+deb7u1_amd64.deb (or whatever architecture you need).
Once that was done, I was able to run Spotify with no problem! Hope this helps anyone else out there with the same issue.