Question: Does Steam for Linux require libappindicator to run?
Hi, I'm trying to get Steam for Linux to run on my box. My OS is not Ubuntu (I rolled it myself), so it's been a bit of an adventure into no man's land. However I have extensive linux experience so I've been able to work out most issues.
Now however, when I try to run steam, it gives the "Failed to load steamui.so" message, and upon further investigation (running with "LD_DEBUG=libs") I saw that the only library that steam tries to load that I don't have is libappindicator. However, such a dependency on this library would not be odd at best, and I assumed that there was something else happening here.
After trying for a while though, I couldn't seem to resolve the problem. I have all libraries that steamui.so needs at initialization, and by means of LD_DEBUG I see that all dynamically loaded libraries, besides libappindicator, are satisfied.
So does anyone know whether Steam for Linux does in fact need libappindicator to run? If so, that dependency ought to be removed, although I do realize it is used to tailor the Ubuntu experience, and of course I also realize that this is a bit of a shot in the dark seeing as the only "supported" distro is currently Ubuntu.
Thanks in advance.