When I go to install the new open steam linux beta I get " error, dependency not satisfiable:multiarch support" and it says >=2.15-0ubuntu10.2 which i assume means i need to be on ubuntu 10.2 or later. What i am asking is there a way to forgo the dependency check and install it anyway? Or if I want native steam on linux will I have to switch to Ubunutu eventually ?
Last edited by slyr114 (2013-01-22 19:39:04)
Well if it complains about multiarch, you want first to install i386.
sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386 sudo apt-get update
Running testing/unstable? Discover which packages installed on your system need help to be included in Jessie:
# apt-get install how-can-i-help
# how-can-i-help --old
when i ran the first command nothing appeared to happen, i ran the update anyway and at the end it says Failed to fetch http://http.debian.net/debian/dists/whe … kagesIndex MD5Sum mismatch
I tried it again and this is what I got at the end
W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-wine/ppa/ubuntu/dists/wheezy/main/source/Sources 404 Not Found W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-wine/ppa/ubuntu/dists/wheezy/main/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found W: Failed to fetch http://http.debian.net/debian/dists/wheezy/main/binary-i386/PackagesIndex MD5Sum mismatch E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
Last edited by slyr114 (2013-01-23 00:52:50)
^ That's been happening a lot lately; it has to do with Debian pruning out packages that aren't quite ready for Stable. (In particular, minitube has disappeared from the Wheezy repo, just like it disappeared from Squeeze shortly before that went Stable.) If you don't like the weather in Testing during the freeze, wait a few minutes; it will change.
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turns out the new steam beta client requires libc6 2.15 and #! uses 2.13 or something like that so i just installed it through wine, since for some reason winetricks was giving me a checksum error on the msi file Either way it works ok i suppose.
Yes, if you want native Steam you'll have to run something newer with libc6 > 2.15. Ubuntu, Arch, Slackware all have it, Manjaro even comes with the steam client pre-installed.
If you want to stick with Debian you'll have to wait until after the release of Wheezy I suppose, when the testing and unstable repos start rolling again.
Out of interest: How's it doing in Wine? I would imagine the overhead is pretty heavy but probably ok for 10-15 yo games like Half-life.
Ya on my laptop I tested vvv and far cry in steam on wine and vvv ran great but far cry did not run well at all Lol but that could have been the integrated graphics. On my desktop I may install fuduntu to try it out since steam is installed by default even.
Ah, actually you might want to try Linux Lite, the recent 1.04 CFV has Steam apparently pre-installed as well, and you can stay with a Debian/Ubuntu base. The user for the live session is root with no password.
Last edited by Barnabyh (2013-01-27 22:02:00)
^Thanks for pointing me into that direction. It worked fine as described there for Steam 184.108.40.206 but as I used my already downloaded earlier x.14 soon complained about being out of date every start up AFTER the latest client had downloaded and installed. It still started though when used from the terminal, so that complaint is more a cosmetic error.
Anyway, the latest Steam distributed binary is now 220.127.116.11 and it seems a lot has changed in the way dependencies are specified. There is no control file any more. To update, I simply forced the install of the steam_latest.deb with dpkg -i --force-all steam.deb and this got rid of the errors.
Here's another useful resource, but it didn't quite work for me beyond setting up the ENVIRONMENT which I had already done in the previous manual configuration. https://gist.github.com/grindars/4231563
Planing on installing steam, just wondering. How is it going for u guys now? Running just fine?
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For those of you having issues with dependencies and such, this may help:
I have Steam running natively with 0 issues...
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