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After I turned down my computer and came back, steam suddenly needed to update, and the games are gone.

I thought the paths to the actual files are gone, as the amount of space that the games take up my partition are still there, as shown by GParted.

So, I decided to reinstall Steam, which would only affect the launcher and leave the games right where they are. But now, I have this issue.

enter code heredpkg: error processing package steam (--configure):
package steam is not ready for configuration
cannot configure (current status `half-installed')
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

How do I fix this problem?

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Try with sudo dpkg-reconfigure steam –  user224082 Jun 15 at 2:10
I get /usr/sbin/dpkg-reconfigure: steam is broken or not fully installed –  Flair Jun 15 at 2:16
reinstalling steam should resolve your problem. It does not affect the games you've already downloaded. apt-get remove steam or dpkg -r steam, then apt-get install steam –  Jakke Jun 15 at 9:44

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