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    Angry Ubuntu 20.04 library cant be installed no matter what trying to install steam.

    I cant install steam no matter what i try. Dependencieo over dependencies ... you got it.
    Its so frustrating. Please help me. I tried anything i could, and ended up damaging my sistem. Now its like new. here is a tutorial i followed: https://linuxconfig.org/how-to-insta...al-fossa-linux
    here is what happens when i do
    sudo apt install steam:
    techguy@techbook:~/steam$ sudo apt-get install steam
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
    requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
    distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
    or been moved out of Incoming.
    The following information may help to resolve the situation:


    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
    steam:i386 : Depends: libgl1-mesa-dri:i386 (>= 17.3) but it is not going to be installed or
    libtxc-dxtn0:i386 but it is not installable
    Depends: libgl1-mesa-glx:i386 but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: libudev1:i386 but it is not going to be installed
    E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
    I tried reconfiguring and adding repositories and anything i could, but that libgl1-mesa problem is still there.

    Also, the real problem comes when i launch steam installer. Here is what happens:

    Steam needs to install these additional packages:
    libgl1-mesa-dri:i386, libgl1:i386, libc6:i386
    [sudo] password for techguy:
    ......
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
    requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
    distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
    or been moved out of Incoming.
    The following information may help to resolve the situation:


    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
    libgl1:i386 : Depends: libglx0:i386 (= 1.3.1-1) but it is not going to be installed
    libgl1-mesa-dri:i386 : Depends: libglapi-mesa:i386 (= 20.0.4-2ubuntu1) but it is not going to be installed
    E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
    Press return to continue:


    Any ideas?
    Last edited by techtheguy; November 21st, 2020 at 09:58 AM.

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    Re: Ubuntu 20.04 library cant be installed no matter what trying to install steam.

    Please do not use language like you did in your post, and which I have now removed.
    This is a forum for users of all ages and our terms and conditions say clearly that profanities MUST not be used.

    You are obviously frustrated by this problem but you are more likely to get useful answers if you state clearly the problem and give as much information as you can.

    I am not a gamer and have not used, nor do I fully understand steam and its use and installation, but the dependency problems you ask about can be caused by having added PPA repos to your system; do you have any of those enabled?

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    Re: Ubuntu 20.04 library cant be installed no matter what trying to install steam.

    oops. sorry. I think i have exagerated. I dont have an other PPA apart the default ones. Im sorry. Also, corrected the "human error" i did in the question. Added more useful info.. thansk
    Last edited by techtheguy; November 21st, 2020 at 09:59 AM.

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    Re: Ubuntu 20.04 library cant be installed no matter what trying to install steam.

    You've likely not done this bit:

    Code:
    sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
    Steam is 32-bit and needs a bunch of 32-bit libraries. If you don't say that it's OK to install 32-bit things, your package manager won't.

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    Re: Ubuntu 20.04 library cant be installed no matter what trying to install steam.

    After performing a minimal install of 20.04.1 LTS, I tried:
    Code:
    apt install steam
    and got the following error:
    Code:
    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
           steam:i386 : Depends: libudev1:i386 but it is not going to be installed
    I noticed that focal-updates was not in my sources.list so I ran:
    And after this,
    Code:
    apt install steam
    worked.

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    Re: Ubuntu 20.04 library cant be installed no matter what trying to install steam.

    Great news!
    Please mark as SOLVED from Thread Tools menu up top; it's a great help to others searching the forum.

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