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Issue Report: [UI] Steam update asks for password…
with an dialog that looks like I shouldn’t trust it.
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Julian Fernandes 20 nov, 2012 @ 3:11am 
Same here. Then it start this bug (

Started to happen after I downloaded TF2 and made the fix to work in any language. Worth mentioning I did a fresh Ubuntu 12.10 install and it still happens.
SUSEd 20 nov, 2012 @ 5:43am 
Password needed to update /usr/bin/steam file.
AnAkkk 20 nov, 2012 @ 5:56am 
I have the same issue.
GER | tuxator 29 nov, 2012 @ 1:01pm 
issue persists. Please Valve fix this. Either by putting all your binaries into the /home directory of the user (which would be, by far, the best variant since it would work on all Linux distributions). Or chown the directory where you store your binaries.
scott_test123 29 nov, 2012 @ 1:39pm 
The binaries are stored in your home directory at an appropriate location. It only wants to update the launcher script, which is stored in /usr/bin/steam. We've seen the feedback from you and others on this issue and are considering how to handle it.
branchman 29 nov, 2012 @ 2:35pm 
GER | tuxator: just FYI, chown would not be safe (other user could replace binary with key-logging binary)
scott_test123: one solution would be making suid binary. But suid binary is not very elegant way and is often considered to be insecure when used by processes except su, ping and maybe some more. Policykit would be more elegant way to do this. Another way could be making a repository and forcing user to update, but it is not very user-friendly. This also adds more platform dependencies...
T0xicCode 29 nov, 2012 @ 3:04pm 
The main issue is that gksudo is ran by the script with the "--disable-grab" option. Simply removing that option from the command makes the box a lot more trustworthy, mainly due to grabing the focus.
daaxwizeman 30 nov, 2012 @ 6:22pm 
I got this dialog too and if I recall, when I provided my password, Steam never starts again after that. I had to reinstall it and, prior to that, I had to erase all /.steam folder.
Tykin 1 dec, 2012 @ 3:52pm 
daax is correct; uninstall the steam package and delete the .steam directory in your home directory.

After reinstalling the package, steam is working properly.

Edit: I believe this problem occurred after steam crashed while downloading TF2. Can anyone else confirm when this issue started for them?
Senast ändrad av Tykin; 1 dec, 2012 @ 3:53pm
daaxwizeman 2 dec, 2012 @ 7:48am 
Hi Tykin, even after the reinstall, I still get this dialog prompting for a password. I didn't provided it though.... and Steam is still working.
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