This post that you will read next is an improvement of the previous post, which apparently was quite confusing regarding the installation of Steam, and it was difficult for many who have wanted to install it.
However, here is a method that I just discovered after so much trying (it will remind you of the installation method of Iceweasel from the repos of Debian Mozilla, but after all, it works):
- We add the multiarch function to our Debian:
sudo apt-get install multiarch-support
- We add the signature of the repo to install:
wget -O- -q http://repo.steampowered.com/steam/signature.gpg | gpg --import gpg --check-sigs --fingerprint --keyring /usr/share/keyrings/debian-keyring.gpg B05498B7 gpg --export -a B05498B7 | sudo apt-key add -
Add to / Etc / apt / sources.list following:
deb http://repo.steampowered.com/steam precise steam
- Run the following:
sudo apt-get install -t precise steam steam-launcher
- In case they ask for dependencies:
sudo apt-get -f install
Fix the Libc6 problem
The Steam problem that will jump out first is basically the dependency on the Libc6 library, which requires at least version 2.15. To avoid problems, we will rescue only Libc6 libraries from Debian Jessie with the following procedure (short, but functional):
- We add the following line to / Etc / apt / sources.list:
deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ testing main contrib non-free
- We create a directory in which it indicates the priorities it has in the ping to avoid a dist-upgrade by creating a file / Etc / apt / preferences with nano:
Package: * Pin: origin repo.steampowered.com Pin-Priority: 400 Package: * Pin: release a = testing Pin-Priority: -10
- We execute the following command to install the updated libc6:
apt-get -t testing install libc6
And so we have Steam running without problems
Anyway, I have discovered this method thanks to the fact that I have taken a tour of the repo directory of SteamOS, which is based on Debian Wheezy. And since we cannot waste such an advantage, I decided to do this tutorial, now we will not need any more dependencies of Ubuntu Nothing like that.
Anyway, enjoy Steam on Debian Wheezy and future versions (now yes).