I am trying to install steam for Ubuntu, yet I get forbidden messages when following these two tutorials:

  1. Valve's guide for Steam for Linux

    http --download http://repo.steampowered.com/steam/archive/precise/steam_latest.deb
    HTTP/1.1 403 Forbidden
  2. Ubuntu's wiki

    http --download http://media.steampowered.com/client/installer/steam.deb
    HTTP/1.1 403 Forbidden

it seems those guides are outdated. How to install the latest steam client on Ubuntu?


1 Answer 1


In the issue from valve's steam for linux there's the link provided which works:

http --download http://repo.steampowered.com/steam/pool/steam/s/steam/steam-launcher_1.0.0.48_all.deb

Be careful when installing third-party deb package, as they can harm your system. repo.steampowered.com is owned by Valve, hence it should be fine.

  • @Liso It's self-answered. I only will be able to accept it in two days. It's a rule to allow for better answers to arrive in time.
    – k0pernikus
    Nov 28, 2016 at 9:35
  • Why use a .deb at all? It is in the repos.
    – Mark Kirby
    Nov 28, 2016 at 10:27
  • @MarkKirby Because I didn't know. Please provide it as an answer.
    – k0pernikus
    Nov 28, 2016 at 10:27
  • It is a dupe, if there is not a specific reason to use this method.
    – Mark Kirby
    Nov 28, 2016 at 10:31

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