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  • mark45
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    Originally posted by Detructor View Post
    pff, everyone should just start using the great packaging format that is .deb and we wouldn't have that problem in the first place.
    Deb is not a great packaging format, rather a well and widely supported one. I looked into the deb format, and into Ubuntu's derivative of deb, and it's a hairy mess.

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  • MuPuF
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    Originally posted by Detructor View Post
    pff, everyone should just start using the great packaging format that is .deb and we wouldn't have that problem in the first place.
    Stop trolling. The package format isn't the issue here. The problem is that distributions do not agree on how should packages be split and their names. It is easy to adapt a format, guessing the package names is the real "issue".

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  • Detructor
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    Originally posted by Xilanaz View Post
    the whole .deb for Steam is useless to be honest as well as other systems packaging it again in their format, I am on suse, so I opened the .deb with ark, ripped out the bootstraplinux_ubuntu12_32.tar.xz and unpacked that in ~/Steam. Ran steam.sh and it updated from there and has been running fine ever since. no root no nothing needed.

    only thing that worries me is how the scripts and even binaries are so full of ubuntu12_32.

    Desura has handled that all a lot better, but that is just my opinion.
    pff, everyone should just start using the great packaging format that is .deb and we wouldn't have that problem in the first place.

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  • przemoli
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    Nobody said it would be easy.

    The thing is that most of those package formats are redundant. Or just have advantage of tooling...

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  • Xilanaz
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    the whole .deb for Steam is useless to be honest as well as other systems packaging it again in their format, I am on suse, so I opened the .deb with ark, ripped out the bootstraplinux_ubuntu12_32.tar.xz and unpacked that in ~/Steam. Ran steam.sh and it updated from there and has been running fine ever since. no root no nothing needed.

    only thing that worries me is how the scripts and even binaries are so full of ubuntu12_32.

    Desura has handled that all a lot better, but that is just my opinion.

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  • nightmarex
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    Originally posted by phoronix View Post
    Phoronix: Valve Beginning To Look At Steam Linux Not On Ubuntu

    With the initial roll-out of the Steam Linux client being a success while primarily focusing upon supporting the Ubuntu distribution, Valve is now looking at improving the Steam support on non-Ubuntu Linux distributions...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTI2MzA
    I'm glad they're looking into the big picture (pun intended). Simple gaffes, and bugs really take out of what is shaping up to be.... well something.

    I probably shouldn't have to change the way X handles "default" mouse pointers to not have a weird backwards pointer while using Steam.

    Updating graphics drivers to a beta release just to use TF2 isn't super unreasonable other than the beta part. (still locks up like hell on me)

    I know they're working hard to deliver the goods and I will keep looking in, hopefully with Unity4 we will get some non FPS AAA titles.

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  • phoronix
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    Valve Beginning To Look At Steam Linux Not On Ubuntu

    Phoronix: Valve Beginning To Look At Steam Linux Not On Ubuntu

    With the initial roll-out of the Steam Linux client being a success while primarily focusing upon supporting the Ubuntu distribution, Valve is now looking at improving the Steam support on non-Ubuntu Linux distributions...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTI2MzA
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