Ka Faraq Gatri (ΘΣ) Jan 4, 2013 @ 5:53pm
Why does steam want to create a new user folder on my computer?
I have been attempting to run steam on arch Linux for a while, and have come across it's log file. The only line in it is a failed attempt at creating another folder in the home directory.
DebugAssert, Name: ?, Line: 1089, Expr: "open for read/write failed in CreateFile" && !pchErr, File: /home/buildbot/buildslave_steam/steam2_rel_beta_linux/build/Projects/GazelleProto/Client/Engine/../../../Common/Misc/PosixWin32.cpp

Why is this necessary, and how can I stop it. At this point steam is attempting to extract the update, but crashes.

Thanks.
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Colgy Jan 4, 2013 @ 9:05pm 
If I remember correctly, it isn't actually trying to create a new user, it is just trying to make ../buildbot from the wrong directory. Try running the instlal script from inside ~/build/ or some other directory inside your home.
Ka Faraq Gatri (ΘΣ) Jan 5, 2013 @ 9:22pm 
I have done that. each time it attempts to create the folder and fails. When I run it from the command line that is the first thing I tried.

Thanks for your help, but I think it is hard linked to place it in the /home directory rather than the /home/{user} directory.
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