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I have used Lubuntu on an older system of mine and i didnt have any difficulties installing steam (only running it)

But this time around i cant seem to install steam at all, when i try from "Software" or from the steam website, it starts installing, gets to 20-40% and then stops as if i haven't even clicked install.

When trying to install in terminal i get this:

lubuntu@lubuntu:~$ sudo spt-get install steam sudo: spt-get: command not found lubuntu@lubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install steam Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done Package steam is not available, but is referred to by another package. This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or is only available from another source

E: Package 'steam' has no installation candidate


i've been looking about with no luck, most people just suggesting to do it through terminal, i also tried "sudo apt-get install steam -f" which was suggested but gave the same result as above..

Any help on installing this please?

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    do you have the multiverse repository enabled? – ravery Sep 24 '17 at 15:20
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    i'm not sure what that is or how to do it. Would you mind explaining how to please? – joe.s Sep 24 '17 at 15:23
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Steam is 32-bit only. First enable i386 multiarch and be sure you are up-to-date

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
sudo add-apt-repository multiverse
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

then install steam

sudo apt-get install steam
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    When entering "sudo add-apt-repository multiverse" it says 'multiverse' distribution component is already enabled for all sources. – joe.s Sep 24 '17 at 15:30
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    which version of ubuntu are you using? – ravery Sep 24 '17 at 15:33
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    Lubuntu 17.04 64bit – joe.s Sep 24 '17 at 15:37
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    ah it. is 32 bit only, you need to enable multiarch – ravery Sep 24 '17 at 15:41
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    ravery, you are a legend! that worked perfectly, steam now installed. Thank you!! – joe.s Sep 24 '17 at 15:50

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