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Gamer Rewrites Valve's Steam Installer For Debian

Anonymous Coward writes | about a year ago

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An anonymous reader writes "Gaming on Linux is a very real thing right now, and most of that is thanks to Steam. Initially, Steam committed only to the most popular desktop distribution, Ubuntu but more recently has opened the door to others. So what do you do when you want to game in Linux and you’re using something a little less popular — at least, on the desktop?

If you’re GhostSquad57, you rewrite the installer for Debian and upload it to Github. GhostSquad57 uploaded his efforts to Github yesterday, and has since reached out to the Linux community..."

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Wait, Debian's the one playing catch-up now? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43069975)

So? There's been a Gentoo ebuild that converts the Ubuntu .deb into something Gentoo can understand since early in the open betas. Hell, Gentoo doesn't even use .debs natively and they still did it, and not only that, they also added in a script with parameters that allow you to override Steam's default bundled libraries should you choose to do so (you sort of shouldn't if you want anything resembling the tray icon on a 64-bit system, but hey, that's Gentoo for you).

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