Hi, I was able to run Steam Linux client when I was running Debian Stretch, no problem. Between work I was able to enjoy short breaks playing Linux games, it’s great.
A few days ago I reinstalled my Librem 15 with PureOS 3 alpha.
Now I can’t install Steam Linux client anymore.
Referring to the guide at https://linuxconfig.org/installation-of-steam-client-on-debian-jessie-8-linux-64bit,
after running apt-get update, I got the following message :
N: Skipping acquire of configured file 'main/binary-i386/Packages' as repository 'http://repo.puri.sm/pureos green InRelease' doesn't support architecture 'i386'
At first I thought it shouldn’t be a problem, that I’d just get the i386 packages straight from Debian - so I added the following line to my source.list file :
deb [arch=i386] http://httpredir.debian.org/debian stretch main
Turn out I still couldn’t install Steam Linux client.
When trying to install the required 32 bit packages below :
apt-get install libgl1-mesa-dri:i386 libgl1-mesa-glx:i386 libc6:i386
I got all sorts of error messages, indicating version conflicts, which very well may break the OS itself. example:
root@HSZ:/tmp# apt-get install libc6:i386 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable distribution that some required packages have not yet been created or been moved out of Incoming. The following information may help to resolve the situation: The following packages have unmet dependencies: apg : Depends: libc6 (>= 2.14) but it is not going to be installed cpio : Depends: libc6 (>= 2.17) but it is not going to be installed dc : Depends: libc6 (>= 2.14) but it is not going to be installed
And so on, pretty much all of the currently installed packages are listed.
So…I wonder if anyone else manages to get Steam Linux client installed on PureOS ?
If yes, how ?
Thanks in advance.