Sunkist Jan 5, 2013 @ 4:49pm
Steam on Ubuntu only?
Sorry Valve, but to support Steam on Ubuntu Linux only, with dependency's to Ubuntu only packages is lame!. At least, support Steam for at least Debian Linux, which will also support Ubuntu Linux. And/or give us a tar.gz file with dependency's against actual supported stuff!

Do you support Linux or just a single distribution? Linux is not just Ubuntu or SuSE or Dead Rat! Linux is Linux!
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Sunkist Jan 5, 2013 @ 4:51pm 
# dpkg -i steam.deb
Selecting previously unselected package steam.
(Reading database ... 104098 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking steam (from steam.deb) ...
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of steam:
steam depends on libjpeg-turbo8; however:
Package libjpeg-turbo8 is not installed.
steam depends on multiarch-support (>= 2.15-0ubuntu10.2); however:
Version of multiarch-support on system is 2.13-37.
steam depends on libc6 (>= 2.15); however:
Version of libc6:i386 on system is 2.13-37.
steam depends on libpulse0 (>= 1:0.99.1); however:
Version of libpulse0:i386 on system is 2.0-6.


WTF!?
gutigen o) Jan 5, 2013 @ 7:04pm 
Originally posted by Sunkist:
Sorry Valve, but to support Steam on Ubuntu Linux only, with dependency's to Ubuntu only packages is lame!. At least, support Steam for at least Debian Linux, which will also support Ubuntu Linux. And/or give us a tar.gz file with dependency's against actual supported stuff!

Do you support Linux or just a single distribution? Linux is not just Ubuntu or SuSE or Dead Rat! Linux is Linux!

Ubuntu is MOST popular and supported Linux system in the world (not counting Android here), so it's kinda obvious they start with it. However support for other distros coming, no worries.

Btw, this is BETA, keyword... BETA :)
GNU/Plebian Jan 5, 2013 @ 7:37pm 
There working on other distros as we speak, they have started allready to work on stuff like Mint, Gentoo etc...
[Linux] MrSchism Jan 5, 2013 @ 8:04pm 
Valve is supporting an Ubuntu/Debian-based first, however It works on Arch, Fedora, and openSUSE. You're missing dependencies. Look at the version of multiarch you have and you'll see that the number is lower than the minimal requirement. You also don't have libjpg-turbo8 installed.

Some of these may need to be manually installed... and as gutigen mentioned, this is a beta. It's still in testing.
Kernellinux Jan 5, 2013 @ 9:48pm 
I'm a Fedora user, have been since FC1 and used Red Hat before that. As a system admin I used Red Hat at work. I couldn't BE in love any more with a distro but the fact that a company like Valve is supporting ANY distro whatsoever makes me overjoyed. They are trying to support the majority of Linux users and right now Ubuntu is the standard. Dell is shipping laptops with Ubuntu preloaded, System 76 has been around for a while doing the same, and the fact is with Ubuntu's LTS releases I'm sure it makes bug tracking and resolution much easier than a distro that pops a new version out every 6 months. Fedora is bleeding edge, and while I love it to death and it was likely always be my first distro of choice. I have no compunction about setting up my gaming box to run Ubuntu. I too hope that someday Fedora will be supported but I'm so thankful that we have the ability to run Steam in SOMETHING other than Mac or Windows.
bobebubab Jan 6, 2013 @ 12:42am 
Ubuntu good if you no professional also ubntu have official how to install steam and Valve in Ubuntu

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Valve
blackout24 Jan 6, 2013 @ 1:06am 
If you are unable to install Steam on your distro it also seems to be your distros fault a bit. There are tons of non-Ubuntu distros running/installing the steam client some even from their own repos and/or install script like Gentoo and openSUSE, Just 1 hour after the client was release you could install Steam for the Arch User Repo without any problems. Also Valve is activly working on cross distro support so be a bit more thankful. http://steamcommunity.com/app/221410/discussions/0/846939854324291029/#p1
arc| Gps Jan 6, 2013 @ 7:28am 
Originally posted by Sunkist:
Sorry Valve, but to support Steam on Ubuntu Linux only, with dependency's to Ubuntu only packages is lame!. At least, support Steam for at least Debian Linux, which will also support Ubuntu Linux. And/or give us a tar.gz file with dependency's against actual supported stuff!

Do you support Linux or just a single distribution? Linux is not just Ubuntu or SuSE or Dead Rat! Linux is Linux!


I hope not to sound unfriendly, but have you looked at these forums ?

You would know it already is working on (open)Suse 64 Arch 64 and a few more distro's. This is while steam is still in beta.

Valve is looking at supporting the most used distro's. They also asked feedback, on how to package steam, for different distro's.

When valve openend the beta, they stated they wanted people with non ubuntu to try it too.
The only way for them to find out, how much work it will be.

I already played over 10 hours of Teamfortress 2 on openSUSE 64.
j0x Jan 6, 2013 @ 11:36am 
Agree, fedora x64 here ... n still waitin ...
Originally posted by Sunkist:
Sorry Valve, but to support Steam on Ubuntu Linux only, with dependency's to Ubuntu only packages is lame!. At least, support Steam for at least Debian Linux, which will also support Ubuntu Linux. And/or give us a tar.gz file with dependency's against actual supported stuff!

Do you support Linux or just a single distribution? Linux is not just Ubuntu or SuSE or Dead Rat! Linux is Linux!
j0x Jan 6, 2013 @ 11:37am 
Agree im using fedora x64 here .. n still waitin ...
Originally posted by Kernellinux:
I'm a Fedora user, have been since FC1 and used Red Hat before that. As a system admin I used Red Hat at work. I couldn't BE in love any more with a distro but the fact that a company like Valve is supporting ANY distro whatsoever makes me overjoyed. They are trying to support the majority of Linux users and right now Ubuntu is the standard. Dell is shipping laptops with Ubuntu preloaded, System 76 has been around for a while doing the same, and the fact is with Ubuntu's LTS releases I'm sure it makes bug tracking and resolution much easier than a distro that pops a new version out every 6 months. Fedora is bleeding edge, and while I love it to death and it was likely always be my first distro of choice. I have no compunction about setting up my gaming box to run Ubuntu. I too hope that someday Fedora will be supported but I'm so thankful that we have the ability to run Steam in SOMETHING other than Mac or Windows.
Sunkist Jan 6, 2013 @ 12:12pm 
Originally posted by MrSchism:
Valve is supporting an Ubuntu/Debian-based first, however It works on Arch, Fedora, and openSUSE. You're missing dependencies. Look at the version of multiarch you have and you'll see that the number is lower than the minimal requirement. You also don't have libjpg-turbo8 installed.

Some of these may need to be manually installed... and as gutigen mentioned, this is a beta. It's still in testing.

Point is, there is no libjpg-turbo8 package in Debian testing. And the newest version of multiarch-support is way too old for the steam package. On Debian TESTING!
ProChaser [Linux] Jan 7, 2013 @ 4:21am 
Sometimes I really ask myself if people know the Linux ecosystem!?
ToTeX_Baked Jan 7, 2013 @ 6:49am 
Originally posted by ProChaser:
Sometimes I really ask myself if people know the Linux ecosystem!?

You are not alone dude...
[Linux] Junior s2 Camila Jan 7, 2013 @ 9:00am 
I heard somewhere that for now Valve is supporting Ubuntu and some other distros, but the others are with the help with the community. The point was to start at Ubuntu and then other distro's communities would add support later, without Valve's help.

If that's true I don't know, but it's a great idea to start at one and then say "OK, we support Ubuntu, now other distros will add support by themnselves based on our Ubuntu experience.
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