Steam for Linux > Limited Beta > Topic Details
Zack Casey Nov 23, 2012 @ 6:56am
64bit systems, ia32-libs should come with the install
The ia32-libs should come with the install when on 64bit systems. Because last time I installed Steam for Linux without that, I got a steamui.so error and installing that fixed the problem. Hopefully that all made some sense.
Showing 1-6 of 6 comments
< >
Dr_Barnowl Nov 23, 2012 @ 7:01am 
They don't need to come with the install, the .deb file just needs to declare that it depends on them. I'm sure the packaging will get polished up a bit.
Haley [Shdw] Nov 23, 2012 @ 7:43am 
yes - but if I have a 64Bit system running, I'd like to be able to take advantae of the 64Bit linear memory addressing.
Espurr Nov 23, 2012 @ 7:46am 
No whole ia32-libs, dude. For example it includes bluez. There should be a script adding :368 prefix
aka Nov 23, 2012 @ 8:22am 
A PPA for Steam?
Haley [Shdw] Nov 23, 2012 @ 8:39am 
That is what I mean. Steam applications should run natively under 64Bit...
Unit3 Nov 23, 2012 @ 10:20am 
Originally posted by Haley Shdw:
That is what I mean. Steam applications should run natively under 64Bit...

Not going to happen. This would require developers doing 32bit and 64bit builds of all their software, which is extremely rare, especially for larger titles. Much better to do as others have suggested, and just have the Steam package depend on the appropriate :i386 libs. Ubuntu handles this quite gracefully, so it shouldn't be a big deal, and has worked well for things like Humble Bundle titles.

As well, your comment about 64-bit linear addressing makes me think you don't understand how 32-bit apps run under a 64-bit OS. According to AMD's own docs on the 64-bit extensions, 32-bit apps get their own 32-bit virtual chunk of the 64-bit address space, that they can address linearly: http://www.amd64.org/fileadmin/user_upload/pub/64bit_Linux-Myths_and_Facts.pdf
Showing 1-6 of 6 comments
< >
Per page: 15 30 50
Date Posted: Nov 23, 2012 @ 6:56am
Posts: 6