Steam, linux version

Olivier Smedts olivier at
Thu Nov 8 12:08:29 UTC 2012

2012/11/7 Alexander Yerenkow <yerenkow at>:
> Hey guys.
> Steam is now in Beta for Ubuntu, they provide *.deb file.
> Do someone working on bringing it to FreeBSD with linux emulation? :)

Just for testing, I tried debootstrapping an i386 12.10 Ubuntu under
10-CURRENT amd64 with compat.linux.osrelease=2.6.24.

The beta steam.deb installs fine. After that, launching steam updates
the client and installs it under /compat/linux/home/$USER. But I had
no luck trying to launch it :
% du -sh /compat/linux/home/zozo/Steam/
338M    /compat/linux/home/zozo/Steam/
[zozo at zozo]~% /compat/linux/bin/bash /compat/linux/home/zozo/Steam/
/compat/linux/home/zozo/Steam/ line 46: pidof: command not found
Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(1352224866)

Then nothing happens.

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