patrick Feb 7, 2013 @ 8:12am
RPM repository for Steam
RPM-using Linux distributions account for a good chunk of the Linux community. It would be great to see official RPM repositories for Steam for those who use e.g. Fedora and openSUSE.
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arc| Gps Feb 7, 2013 @ 8:22am 
There are some license concerns on the openSUSE side.
I managed to bring the right people together, and hope it will be solved soon.
Valve and SUSE are taliking, so we will have to wait.


For now there is a solution for opensuse though.
http://software.opensuse.org/package/steam

No rpm, but still a one click installer.
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SUSEd Feb 7, 2013 @ 10:00am 
Originally posted by arc| Gps:
There are some license concerns on the openSUSE side.

No rpm, but still a one click installer.
No more problems with license.
There are rpm
http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/games/openSUSE_12.2/noarch/steam-1.0.0.22-1.1.noarch.rpm
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patrick Feb 7, 2013 @ 10:25am 
Thanks, I was not aware of that! The RPM doesn't install cleanly on my Fedora 18 system, however.
arc| Gps Feb 7, 2013 @ 10:43am 
http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/games/

use this and look for fedora.

Edit: I cant find steam for fedora there, might be me though.
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OatmealLife Feb 7, 2013 @ 12:18pm 
There's a repo for Fedora 17 and 18 at http://spot.fedorapeople.org/steam/

Download steam.repo from there into /etc/yum.repos, and yum install steam.

You might need to check for updates or something in there, though. I'm sort of new to fedora (last used Core 3 before last night; been on Arch mostly exclusively since), and don't remember if I did anything else.

OatmealLife Feb 7, 2013 @ 12:21pm 
In case it helps alleviate unknown source fears, spot is Tom Callaway, the current Fedora Engineering Manager.

source: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Spot
mxup Feb 7, 2013 @ 1:27pm 
Originally posted by arc| Gps:
There are some license concerns on the openSUSE side.
I managed to bring the right people together, and hope it will be solved soon.
Valve and SUSE are taliking, so we will have to wait.


For now there is a solution for opensuse though.
http://software.opensuse.org/package/steam

No rpm, but still a one click installer.
if there's a problem to host it on suse repo's why not ask valve to host it? Just like Google hosts chrome repo's..
arc| Gps Feb 7, 2013 @ 4:18pm 
SUSE, not openSUSE has servers for closed software.

The problem is ( was ? ) a license one.

The repo was hosted on the openbuild server, and that is not allowed, becaue its not opensource.

If you do not know the difference between suse and opensuse, its simple.

SUSE is not free, ii's for companies, with support.
(The company behind SUSE is Novell.)

Opensuse is free, has no official support, and is for home users.

SUSE comes from openSUSE and not the other way around as we might espect.

I managed to make contact between the SUSE license person, and the Valve lisence person.

Looking at the link shished.tux.sus, provided, it seems it is solved.

My compliments to Valve and SUSE, because they solved it realy fast.
( Its only a few days, since I got a response from Valve )

And I just checked, the link on the steam page for linux, to the opensuse rpm is working again.
The link to the fedora package is also working.

https://developer.valvesoftware.com/wiki/Steam_under_Linux
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