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begemoth Apr 18, 2014 @ 6:15am
Missing on Debian jessie

while I'm trying to start Steam with 32-bit Debian Jessie, I get following error message:

Error: You are missing the following 32-bit libraries, and Steam may not run:

I have installed and it can be found via locate:


Steam was also working properly earlier, but after I updated my Debian some weeks ago, I have had these problems.

Anyone help would be nice, thank you in advance!

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GameBeast Apr 18, 2014 @ 7:43am 
Do you have a /usr/lib32 folder?
You may need to make a sim-link from /lib/i386-linux-gnu/ to /usr/lib32/
I don't use Debian, so this is just a guess.
begemoth Apr 18, 2014 @ 7:48am 
Did not have /usr/lib32 folder, so I created it and symlink. Now I'm getting following error:

Couldn't find bootstrap, it's not safe to reset Steam. Please contact technical support.
GameBeast Apr 18, 2014 @ 7:52am 
Tried re-installing Steam? Then see if 'bootstrap.tar.xz' is in the Steam folder. Never seen that error though, and I just realised your using 32-bit Debian so there wouldn't be a lib32 folder. Shouldn't do any harm though.
begemoth Apr 18, 2014 @ 7:56am 
Reinstalled Steam with apt-get install --reinstall steam, and there is no bootstarp.tar.xz in the .steam folder.
GameBeast Apr 18, 2014 @ 7:59am 
Try backing up your SteamApps folder then deleting everything in the Steam folder. That might re-create the bootstrap file. Then launch Steam again.
Last edited by GameBeast; Apr 18, 2014 @ 7:59am
zzzzz - Albert Apr 21, 2014 @ 3:07am 
Getting the same problem here with Debian jessie 32 bit. Steam still loads up after the error, but some games like tf2 are unplayable while others like europa universalis are. I have the file in /lib/i386-linux-gnu/ but I guess that is not where steam is looking for it? I found same issue reported here This apparently has nothing to do with multiarch. Symlinking has reportedly fixed the problem for some but is probably only a temporary hack until an update comes.

sudo ln -s /lib/i386-linux-gnu/ ~/.steam/ubuntu12_32/steam-runtime/i386/lib/i386-linux-gnu/
Last edited by zzzzz - Albert; Apr 21, 2014 @ 3:19am
begemoth Apr 29, 2014 @ 8:12am 
Seems that launching steam from the console with "STEAM_RUNTIME=0 steam" works for me.
B9nt Apr 29, 2014 @ 8:41am 
I think you might wanna symlink Steam's version of libc with yours. Are there any conflicting symlinks at present?
begemoth May 1, 2014 @ 8:03am 
Seems that the latest steam update fixed the problem.
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Date Posted: Apr 18, 2014 @ 6:15am
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