installing steam on linux mint debian

make sure you’ve added the debian testing repositories to your /etc/apt/sources.list
deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ testing main contrib non-free
deb-src http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ testing main contrib non-free

update the package list
sudo apt-get update

then install equivs (this is used to create a fake jockey-common package) and realpath
sudo apt-get install equivs realpath

download the steam debian installer from here.

install the installer
sudo dpkg -i steam-debian_1.0.0.39-9-2_all.deb

then run steam-debian and then steam

it’ll update itself and you should be up and running…

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  1. Thank you very much! This was very useful to me, as it was exactly the problem I had. I wasn’t able to download the .deb package directly from github. Thanks for the instructions and for mirroring the information.

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