Valve's steam client is now Open to all said a link and so I decided to install Steam Client on my Ubuntu 12.04 machine to try it out.
I downloaded the deb file from this page.
Once after the download is completed and I double-clicked to install it and as expected Ubuntu software Centre is launched but with error as stated below:
Internal Error "The file /home/pras/Downloads/steam_latest.deb can't be opened".
Even I tried to install it via
sudo dpkg -i steam_latest.deb
which also throws errors
pras@Tuxbox:~/Downloads$ sudo dpkg -i steam_latest.deb [sudo] password for pras: (Reading database ... 408406 files and directories currently installed.) Unpacking steam (from steam_latest.deb) ... dpkg-deb (subprocess): short read on buffer copy for failed to write to pipe in copy dpkg-deb: error: subprocess paste returned error exit status 2 dpkg: error processing steam_latest.deb (--install): short read on buffer copy for backend dpkg-deb during `./usr/lib/steam/bootstraplinux_ubuntu12_32.tar.xz' Processing triggers for bamfdaemon ... Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf.index... Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils ... Processing triggers for gnome-menus ... Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme ... Processing triggers for man-db ... Errors were encountered while processing: steam_latest.deb
So how should I install it?