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AutoFire Dec 6, 2012 @ 8:15pm
Any way to install Linux Steam w/out a debian-based OS?
Hello! I just got into the beta. (really excited, btw) Currently my main Linux OS on the Linux computer I use is a Slackware. In the install instructions it says either use the .deb file or apt-get. I'm wondering if this will be a problem, being Slackware isn't a debian based OS.

If I can't install it, that's ok. Although I'm not done cofiguring it yet, there is a Debian Linux on my computer. I'll be able to try that soon, but in the mean time I'd like to be able to give it a try. (Also, I won't be uninstalling the Slackware any time soon, so I can test them both! ^.^)

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dengarjs Dec 6, 2012 @ 8:27pm 
Just extract the *.deb file and move the extracted files to their corresponding locations on the file system. Worked like a charm on openSUSE.
AutoFire Dec 6, 2012 @ 8:44pm 
Ah, thank you. I'm not at my target computer right now, so I can't try this yet. I will be able to soon, though. ^^
SUSTAIN THE PotR Savior Dec 6, 2012 @ 8:57pm 
Also check your repo(s) as well. Arch Linux, for example, has one up there now (basically does what dengarjs said for you).
Adam Bot Dec 6, 2012 @ 9:10pm 
You can also check the Steam on Archlinux AUR.
The steps should be available for major distribution.
YellowApple Dec 6, 2012 @ 9:15pm 
I'll have to give that a whirl on my own Slackware installation; I've got three different potential testing rigs (Ubuntu 12.04 desktop, Ubuntu 12.04 / Linux Mint 14 MATE laptop, and Slackware / Gentoo desktop, with Nvidia, ATI/AMD, and ATI/AMD graphics, respectively).
smaug42 Dec 6, 2012 @ 9:30pm 
I used alien to convert the .deb to .rpm and installed the rpm as usual on my openSUSE system. I had to track down and install a stack of 32 bit libs to get Steam to launch on my 64 bit install. Once the 32 bit libs were installed... no problems.
mva Dec 6, 2012 @ 9:34pm 
By the way, if it is any Gentoo/Exherbo/Fantoo/Sabayon users — you can use overlay named "gamerlay" and install "steam-meta" package.
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