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    Question suse vs ubuntu and steam

    Hi Guys I am wondering.

    I would prefer to stay on suse, but steam is gonna be released for ubuntu.

    How hard will it be to make it run on suse?

    I might have the time, but I am pretty sure I do not have the skills.
    And what I saw from unity, it does not make me wanna switch to ubuntu.

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    I don't see any reasons why it shouldn't run on SUSi.

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    That sounds like good news.

    But I thought that suse uses a different package system ? Its not debian based.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gps4l View Post
    That sounds like good news.

    But I thought that suse uses a different package system ? Its not debian based.
    Doesn't matter. The Debian package tools are available on every Linux distro.

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    Getting good news and learning something new
    This is a good day

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    I have been looking for a deb package manager for Suse.
    Are you sure it exists ?

    They only thing I could find was alien.

    http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alien_%28software%29

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gps4l View Post
    I have been looking for a deb package manager for Suse.
    Are you sure it exists ?

    They only thing I could find was alien.

    http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alien_%28software%29
    What I mean is that the src.rpm scripts can simply unpack the deb and create an rpm out of it. I assume suse *will* package it that way. But most probably Valve will be releasing RPMs too.

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    Cool, thanks then I was on the right track.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gps4l View Post
    Hi Guys I am wondering.

    I would prefer to stay on suse, but steam is gonna be released for ubuntu.

    How hard will it be to make it run on suse?

    I might have the time, but I am pretty sure I do not have the skills.
    And what I saw from unity, it does not make me wanna switch to ubuntu.
    It's going to be supported on Ubuntu. This means when you contact Valve support with an issue and say "I'm using something other than Ubuntu on NVIDIA/Intel/AMD", they'll tell you to jump in a lake.

    This doesn't mean it will only run on Ubuntu - just what they're targeting and supporting. For example, it'll be built against a version of libc found in Ubuntu, so you'll need to use a SUSE version carries the same or higher version.

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    Thanks !

    Finding a suse with the same or newer libc should not be a problem.

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