I want to follow this guide :


this answer does not work either :Installing Steam on Debian

it does not work for me.

I get :

sudo apt install steam
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package steam

I am on debian 9 (stretch) 64bit

my current source.list :


# deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 9.9.0 _Stretch_ - Official amd64 NETINST 20190427-10:30]/ stretch main

# deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 9.9.0 _Stretch_ - Official amd64 NETINST 20190427-10:30]/ stretch main

deb http://ftp.fr.debian.org/debian/ stretch main
deb-src http://ftp.fr.debian.org/debian/ stretch main

deb http://security.debian.org/debian-security stretch/updates main
deb-src http://security.debian.org/debian-security stretch/updates main

# stretch-updates, previously known as 'volatile'
deb http://ftp.fr.debian.org/debian/ stretch-updates main
deb-src http://ftp.fr.debian.org/debian/ stretch-updates main
  • guys I don't think you're taking this seriously. debian just broke this. it no longer works. you now have to edit sources first. but I don't know what source.
    – tatsu
    May 5 '19 at 13:03
  • I am taking this seriously, I have re-verified this. You’re right that you need to edit sources.list, and the linked answer tells you exactly what to add. The article you referred to yourself also tells you what to add. May 5 '19 at 13:16
  • To spell it out: your sources.list shows that you missed this part of the explanations in both links, you need to add contrib non-free to the first two stretch lines, deb http://ftp.fr.debian.org/debian/ stretch main contrib non-free etc. May 5 '19 at 19:35

Please run the following command at first:

apt-get update
apt-get upgrade

Now, you need to enable 32-bit support:

dpkg --add-architecture i386

Then, install the Steam package:

apt install steam
  • does not work. exact same result.
    – tatsu
    May 5 '19 at 13:02
  • If you think you're able to solve your issue, please don't ask others to solve your problem.
    – fedora
    May 5 '19 at 14:26

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