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    Hi Guys I am wondering.

    I would prefer to stay on suse, but steam is gonna be released for ubuntu.

    How hard will it be to make it run on suse?

    I might have the time, but I am pretty sure I do not have the skills.
    And what I saw from unity, it does not make me wanna switch to ubuntu.

  • #2
    I don't see any reasons why it shouldn't run on SUSi.

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    • #3
      That sounds like good news.

      But I thought that suse uses a different package system ? Its not debian based.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Gps4l View Post
        That sounds like good news.

        But I thought that suse uses a different package system ? Its not debian based.
        Doesn't matter. The Debian package tools are available on every Linux distro.

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        • #5
          Getting good news and learning something new
          This is a good day

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          • #6
            I have been looking for a deb package manager for Suse.
            Are you sure it exists ?

            They only thing I could find was alien.

            http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alien_%28software%29

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Gps4l View Post
              I have been looking for a deb package manager for Suse.
              Are you sure it exists ?

              They only thing I could find was alien.

              http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alien_%28software%29
              What I mean is that the src.rpm scripts can simply unpack the deb and create an rpm out of it. I assume suse *will* package it that way. But most probably Valve will be releasing RPMs too.

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              • #8
                Cool, thanks then I was on the right track.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Gps4l View Post
                  Hi Guys I am wondering.

                  I would prefer to stay on suse, but steam is gonna be released for ubuntu.

                  How hard will it be to make it run on suse?

                  I might have the time, but I am pretty sure I do not have the skills.
                  And what I saw from unity, it does not make me wanna switch to ubuntu.
                  It's going to be supported on Ubuntu. This means when you contact Valve support with an issue and say "I'm using something other than Ubuntu on NVIDIA/Intel/AMD", they'll tell you to jump in a lake.

                  This doesn't mean it will only run on Ubuntu - just what they're targeting and supporting. For example, it'll be built against a version of libc found in Ubuntu, so you'll need to use a SUSE version carries the same or higher version.

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                  • #10
                    Thanks !

                    Finding a suse with the same or newer libc should not be a problem.

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                    • #11
                      Just found out, no more updates for Suse 11.3

                      Downloaded, ubuntu 64 12.04 (torrent)

                      Already did one install attempt but got confused. ( pc is already dual boot win 7 Suse 11.3 )

                      After thinking it over, I figured it out, with some help.

                      I will pick (third option )
                      Ubuntu custum install , something about defining the partitions yourself.

                      The installer then sees the partitions from Suse and w7
                      Accepting this ( click continue ) should do it.

                      ( after making sure its not formating the ntfs partions )

                      I might go back to suse someday, but first lets wait for steam.
                      then I might pick the latest suse to be released after steam.
                      Last edited by Gps4l; 08-10-2012, 02:17 PM.

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