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  • #67550
    linuxgnuru
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    #76157
    __eMpTy__
    Participant

    It looks like all Steam login services are down. I can’t sign in on my Steam Client or at https://store.steampowered.com

    PANIC!!1!

    #76158
    Pedro Mateus
    Keymaster

    Install Steam from the multiverse repo instead of the .deb file.

    #76161
    dwest68
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    I forgot to mention this fault in Shatrealm last night during the showzen. I had to pull the Steam installer deb from Valve’s repositories when I installed Ubuntu 16.04LTS last Thursday, as the installer wasn’t showing up in Canonical’s repositories for Xenial.

    I am getting the same “out of date” pop up when I launch Steam here (after using the latest Steam deb, v1.0.0.52). I’m thinking it is a false positive when Steam runs checks at launch.

    What distro are you using linuxgnuru? Although I’m thinking it is a fault with the Steam client than the distro you’re using.

    #76163
    strider
    Participant

    I got a different error message after updating to 16.04:

    http://i.imgur.com/Cq56bDb.jpg

    Seems to be related to the fact that I’m using zsh and other users have reported a similar issue on Debian Testing.

    #76166
    dwest68
    Participant

    OK. I did a little digging and found this.

    https://github.com/ValveSoftware/steam-for-linux/issues/4321

    From the gist of this, the steam installer is in the Xenial multiverse repos but does not get listed in either the Software Centre or Synaptic.

    However when you run “sudo apt install steam” it will pull down the Steam installer and dependencies. I took the precaution of uninstalling the Steam installer that I pulled from the Valve’s own repo first, and making sure the Steam repo entries were removed from the sources.list file (or just going into Software & Updates in the GUI and removing them that way). I also wiped the .steam folder from /home, which in hindsight was a bit drastic.

    Once they are removed and you run “apt-get update” to refreshed the sources.list file. I pulled the Steam installer from Canonical’s repos as mentioned above, I could run then Steam without the “out of date” pop-up. Note that I had backed up my games prior to moving over to 16.04LTS, so just dropped them back in.

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