How to install Steam client on RHEL 8 Beta

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I've successfully installed the Steam client on RHEL 8 beta, and am providing the steps here in case anyone else is looking how to do it. I'm using a AMD RX 480 with opensource drivers. Hope it helps someone.

# yum install glibc-2.28-18.el8.i686 pango-1.42.4-1.el8.i686 gtk2-2.24.32-3.el8.2.i686 glib2-2.56.1-1.el8.i686 freetype-2.9.1-2.el8.i686 fontconfig-2.13.1-2.el8.i686 libdbusmenu-16.04.0-12.el8.i686

# yum install json-glib-1.4.4-1.el8.i686

# wget https://negativo17.org/repos/steam/epel-7/x86_64/libdbusmenu-gtk2-16.04.0-4.el7.i686.rpm

# rpm -U libdbusmenu-gtk2-16.04.0-4.el7.i686.rpm  --nodeps

# yum install libdrm-2.4.93-1.el8.i686

# wget https://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/el/updates/7/x86_64/l/libva-intel-driver-1.8.3-4.el7.i686.rpm

# rpm -U libva-intel-driver-1.8.3-4.el7.i686.rpm

# yum install alsa-lib.i686 alsa-plugins-pulseaudio.i686 libXScrnSaver.i686 libXtst.i686 libatomic.i686 libcurl.i686 libdbusmenu-gtk3.i686 libpng12.i686 libvdpau.i686

# yum install mesa-dri-drivers.i686 mesa-libGL.i686 nss.i686

# wget https://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/el/updates/7/x86_64/s/steam-1.0.0.59-7.el7.i686.rpm

# rpm -U steam-1.0.0.59-7.el7.i686.rpm

system info from steam client

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Hi! I've tried to go through steps listed below, and failed with error on step:

wget https://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/el/updates/7/x86_64/s/steam-1.0.0.59-7.el7.i686.rpm

--2019-06-30 21:16:29-- https://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/el/updates/7/x86_64/s/steam-1.0.0.59-7.el7.i686.rpm Resolving download1.rpmfusion.org (download1.rpmfusion.org)... 193.28.235.60 Connecting to download1.rpmfusion.org (download1.rpmfusion.org)|193.28.235.60|:443... connected. HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 404 Not Found 2019-06-30 21:16:29 ERROR 404: Not Found.

Hi, use this link instead, that repo has an updated package since the instructions.

https://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/el/updates/7/x86_64/s/steam-1.0.0.61-1.el7.i686.rpm

hope that helps :)

Thanks that was helpful, link is fine! Finally I have troubles with x86_32 packages and their dependencies, and decided to try with wine.

Im waiting for EPEL and RPM fusion. RPM fusion is going to have steam so will be downloaded without hassle EPEL will come at end of july according to estimated date http://smoogespace.blogspot.com/2019/06/epel-8.html RPM fusion will come after that ofcourse as EPEL is needed for RPM fusion.. so we just have to wait also nvidia is working on a driver repo according to https://news.developer.nvidia.com/nvidia-and-red-hat-simplifying-nvidia-gpu-driver-deployment-on-red-hat-enterprise-linux/ So I think RHEL 8 is not ready yet just waiting for all the work to be done.

Jatin- any updated news when the EPEL for RHEL 8 will be released? waiting patiently, it's causing lots of headaches not having it.. thanks!

Hi Karsten,

No official update yet ... I assume it will be ready and available when the final version of RHEL 8.1 gets released. :)

Regards,
Christian

There is was a status report on the epel-devel list in early July.