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    Question Steam is missing libc.so.6

    I'm running TW up to date as of today.

    I downloaded the steam_latest.deb file and used alien to install it as follows:

    Code:
    sudo alien --to-rpm steam_latest.deb
    Code:
    sudo zypper install steam-launcher-1.0.0.74-2.noarch.rpm
    I thought everything went well but when I go to run Steam I get the following error:

    You are missing the following 32-bit libraries, and Steam may not run: libc.so.6

    After some Googling I tried:
    Code:
    sudo zypper install libc6-i386
    but it did not help. Any ideas? I'm hoping to play only Steam native Linux games. Computer is a HP Mini 800 G2 i5 with integrated graphics.

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    Default Re: Steam is missing libc.so.6

    Quote Originally Posted by ron_jeremy View Post
    I downloaded the steam_latest.deb file and used alien to install it as follows
    You started off wrong right off the bat.

    Tumbleweed has Steam installer in the base repository, all you have to do is zypper in steam

    Where did you even get the idea that you should use alien or deb.. why not just search if the package exists.
    .: miuku @ #opensuse @ irc.libera.chat

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    Default Re: Steam is missing libc.so.6

    Quote Originally Posted by Miuku View Post
    You started off wrong right off the bat.

    Tumbleweed has Steam installer in the base repository, all you have to do is zypper in steam

    Where did you even get the idea that you should use alien or deb.. why not just search if the package exists.
    Thx for the reply. I downloaded the Steam installer from the Steam website and saw it was a deb file. Then I searched how to install .deb files in openSUSE, etc., and ended up where I am. I'll uninstall Steam tomorrow & try your suggestion. Thx again for the help -- I'm a Linux newbie.

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    Default Re: Steam is missing libc.so.6

    Quote Originally Posted by ron_jeremy View Post
    Thx for the reply. I downloaded the Steam installer from the Steam website and saw it was a deb file. Then I searched how to install .deb files in openSUSE, etc., and ended up where I am. I'll uninstall Steam tomorrow & try your suggestion. Thx again for the help -- I'm a Linux newbie.
    Sorry, I was a bit harsh :-)

    Welcome to openSUSE and remember to remove the .rpm you installed (either with zypper rm, rpm or yast) and then install steam either via zypper or from YAST / Software.

    It will create a Steam shortcut on your desktop and then just clicky clicky and follow instructions.
    .: miuku @ #opensuse @ irc.libera.chat

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    Default Re: Steam is missing libc.so.6

    Quote Originally Posted by Miuku View Post
    Sorry, I was a bit harsh :-)

    Welcome to openSUSE and remember to remove the .rpm you installed (either with zypper rm, rpm or yast) and then install steam either via zypper or from YAST / Software.

    It will create a Steam shortcut on your desktop and then just clicky clicky and follow instructions.
    Thanks for the continued help.

    I removed Steam using the YaST software manager app. I then restarted YaST & installed Steam. It completed without issue but I get the same error (missing libc.so.6) when starting Steam.

    Then I used Yast to remove Steam & installed Steam from the command line:
    Code:
    sudo zypper install steam
    Again, everything goes fine but I still get the same error when starting the app.

    I'm not sure what else to try.

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    Default Re: Steam is missing libc.so.6

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    Code:
    zypper se glibc
    ILL you need glibc-32bit package being installed.

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    Default Re: Steam is missing libc.so.6

    Quote Originally Posted by Svyatko View Post
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    zypper se glibc
    ILL you need glibc-32bit package being installed.
    I installed it but it didn't help so I thought rebooting would help but surprise it seems like I've completely nuked the OS because it won't boot. Out of frustration I completely formatted the disk & did a fresh/destructive install, ran update & upgrade, installed Steam from command line, updated again then tried to run Steam -- same error. This is on a totally fresh install.

    As a test, I installed Zorin OS 16 Pro (even though I hate Gnome) and installed Steam from the command line & it works like it should.

    /shrugs

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