How To: Install Steam on Fedora 19

Time to partayyyyy

Thanks to Simmone Caronni, a packaged distro-specific package for Steam is available in RPM fusion repository!  Making its way to a rpmfusion-nonfree repository near you, the package is currently under the rpmfusion-nonfree-updates-testing respository.  Head on below for the full detail.Installing the package via manual update/install:

To get the Steam pacakge without enabling the entire repo and thus upgrading other packages needlessly, you can issue an option call to yum to nab the the client.  Typically a normal use would not want to do this, but once the package moves to the stable repo. life will continue as normal.  Now to installl:

sudo yum -y --enablerepo=rpmfusion-nonfree-updates-testing install steam

The package should pull and install any dependencies needed.  If for some reason, yum cannot find the package (possibly a mirror issue or it has not yet made it to you yet), a manual install will do the trick and still safely allow you install and later update the package when available via yum.  Additionally, Steam itself will update its own files automatically on first start.

Installing manually

To install Steam manually on Fedora, you can grab the package from the manual RPMfusion directory here.  To accomplish this via the command line, simply enter:

sudo yum localinstall

This will pull and install the correct current RPM as of time of writing.  Alter the ending package version name if it does not match the directory linked to above.  After launching Steam, your platform will update on its own.

That’s it!  Any question or comments, please leave them below.

Happy Gaming!


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