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makmoonish@makmoonish-Satellite-L655D:~/Downloads$ sudo dpkg -i steam_latest.debSelecting previously unselected package steam-launcher.
(Reading database ... 195097 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking steam-launcher (from steam_latest.deb) ...
dpkg-deb (subprocess): cannot copy archive member from 'steam_latest.deb' to decompressor pipe: unexpected end of file or stream
dpkg-deb: error: subprocess paste returned error exit status 2
dpkg: error processing steam_latest.deb (--install):
 cannot copy extracted data for './usr/lib/steam/bootstraplinux_ubuntu12_32.tar.xz' to '/usr/lib/steam/bootstraplinux_ubuntu12_32.tar.xz.dpkg-new': unexpected end of file or stream
Errors were encountered while processing:
 steam_latest.deb
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It is becuase you newer has update. pu in the console.

For open a console CTRL+ALT+T

$ sudo apt-get update

other way is using the update program

after it try to try tu start steam agine o reinstal it

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Please read the chunk of text, it clearly says unexpected end of file whereas it the error that throws when the "file" is incomplete. –  Braiam Aug 13 '13 at 17:41
    
This really doesn't work. –  Ufoguy Jan 11 at 15:23

unexpected end of file or stream

It means that your copy is incomplete or corrupted. Redownload the package again from the source, and if you can, do a checksum to verify that is sane.

md5sum steam_latest.deb
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