jadaml Jan 2, 2013 @ 1:21am
RPM or other based release for Linux
I'm not sure where to post this, but I would really like to see the Linux version of Steam, but I use openSUSE, which is RPM based, and I only see DEB packages.
I can install that, but it feels like I'm abusing it. Should I feel bad if I install it?
Do you, Valve plan on a RPM or any other type of release for Linux? – Does it need testers with RPM based Linux?
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Bons Jan 2, 2013 @ 2:51am 
Maybe is best to leave a submit of your request here: https://github.com/ValveSoftware/steam-for-linux/issues?labels=Feature+Request This is the official Vavle bug tracker github, they have a feature request zone there.

Maybe it helps ;-)
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jadaml Jan 2, 2013 @ 3:48am 
Thanks for the GitHub link!

Wait. You say, that it is on openSUSE software repository already?! Sweat, but isn't it still an exclusive beta?

Anyway, I've gone ahead, and successfully installed from deb. Some of the Linux games don't have ... size? And they don't download anything, like Dustforce, or Rochard. Also, it seams that this migration (from deb to the repo) will be seamless...
jadaml Jan 2, 2013 @ 3:52am 
The repo version works! (whew) Also it seems to be a downgrade :( to the exact same version. (Differed in package version.)
Crendgrim Jan 2, 2013 @ 5:26am 
That OBS RPM is just a repackaged version of the official .deb file, as far as I know. So, it is not officially packaged by Valve.
blackout24 Jan 2, 2013 @ 5:42am 
Originally posted by jadaml:
Thanks for the GitHub link!

Wait. You say, that it is on openSUSE software repository already?! Sweat, but isn't it still an exclusive beta?

Anyway, I've gone ahead, and successfully installed from deb. Some of the Linux games don't have ... size? And they don't download anything, like Dustforce, or Rochard. Also, it seams that this migration (from deb to the repo) will be seamless...

You are late to the party. Steam is in Open Beta since last year already. Valve doesn't care that other distros extract the deb and repackage it. It's only a stub that will pull the real client via their autoupdater anyway.
Last edited by blackout24; Jan 2, 2013 @ 5:43am
Olorin Jan 2, 2013 @ 5:49am 
Yep, just repackaged.
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Olorin Jan 2, 2013 @ 5:56am 
Originally posted by jadaml:
Some of the Linux games don't have ... size? And they don't download anything, like Dustforce, or Rochard. Also, it seams that this migration (from deb to the repo) will be seamless...

Those games haven't been added physically yet, but I enjoy the Humble Indie Bundle 6 versions at the moment. Snapshot, which featured in HIB7, also have a empty folder.
Last edited by Olorin; Jan 2, 2013 @ 5:58am
jadaml Jan 2, 2013 @ 7:09am 
Okay! Thank you all.
I recall, that it became open a few days/weeks/moth ago (I don't even know how long ago it was.) though, but didn't bothered much with it.
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