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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:57 am    Post subject: `STEAM_RUNTIME=0 steam` won't start Reply with quote

Gets to the logging in screen, and then my console is spammed with lines of:
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appdatacache.cpp (2095) : Assertion Failed: !bSharedKVSymbols

Searching for answers this seems to be a very common problem caused by some missing library. Naturally since this is a port of a Windows program built to Windows quality standards, the error messages are all worthless and it's impossible to figure out what it wants. I've already given it everything that the steam-overlay ebuilds with USE=-steamruntime asked for. I saw a suggestion to run `DEBUGGER=gdb steam` somewhere, but that backtrace tells me nothing useful.

I know I can just set STEAM_RUNTIME=1, but that kind of defeats the point of polluting the rest of my system with hours of abi_x86_32 rebuilds to accommodate Valve's special child, no?

If anyone has any hints how to fix this properly, it'd be appreciated.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm right in the same boat. I haven't figured it out either.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Set both runtime flags.

STEAM_RUNTIME=1
STEAM_RUNTIME_PREFER_HOST_LIBRARIES=1


http://store.steampowered.com/news/26953/
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Naib wrote:
Set both runtime flags.

STEAM_RUNTIME=1
STEAM_RUNTIME_PREFER_HOST_LIBRARIES=1


http://store.steampowered.com/news/26953/


I haven't tried it yet, shouldn't STEAM_RUNTIME=0 and STEAM_RUNTIME_PREFER_HOST_LIBRARIES=1? That way the steam runtime is turned off and the prefer host libraries is turned on? I'm not sure what the point is of turning on the steam runtime if you are using the system libraries anyway.

If somebody could explain the logic, that would help me to understand.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

duby2291 wrote:
Naib wrote:
Set both runtime flags.

STEAM_RUNTIME=1
STEAM_RUNTIME_PREFER_HOST_LIBRARIES=1


http://store.steampowered.com/news/26953/


I haven't tried it yet, shouldn't STEAM_RUNTIME=0 and STEAM_RUNTIME_PREFER_HOST_LIBRARIES=1? That way the steam runtime is turned off and the prefer host libraries is turned on? I'm not sure what the point is of turning on the steam runtime if you are using the system libraries anyway.

If somebody could explain the logic, that would help me to understand.


no, with STEAM_RUNTIME=0 then the host libs are always used and thus STEAM_RUNTIME_PREFER_HOST_LIBRARIES is redundant (as you have already told steam to use host)
With STEAM_RUNTIME = 1 & STEAM_RUNTIME_PREFER_HOST_LIBRARIES=0 then Steam with always used the libraries it is shipped with regardless of whether the host has newer or more compatbible versions
With STEAM_RUNTIME=1 & STEAM_RUNTIME_PREFER_HOST_LIBRARIES=1 then Steam will use the libraries it is shipped with, unless there are newer versions on the host machine
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Naib wrote:
duby2291 wrote:
Naib wrote:
Set both runtime flags.

STEAM_RUNTIME=1
STEAM_RUNTIME_PREFER_HOST_LIBRARIES=1


http://store.steampowered.com/news/26953/


I haven't tried it yet, shouldn't STEAM_RUNTIME=0 and STEAM_RUNTIME_PREFER_HOST_LIBRARIES=1? That way the steam runtime is turned off and the prefer host libraries is turned on? I'm not sure what the point is of turning on the steam runtime if you are using the system libraries anyway.

If somebody could explain the logic, that would help me to understand.


no, with STEAM_RUNTIME=0 then the host libs are always used and thus STEAM_RUNTIME_PREFER_HOST_LIBRARIES is redundant (as you have already told steam to use host)
With STEAM_RUNTIME = 1 & STEAM_RUNTIME_PREFER_HOST_LIBRARIES=0 then Steam with always used the libraries it is shipped with regardless of whether the host has newer or more compatbible versions
With STEAM_RUNTIME=1 & STEAM_RUNTIME_PREFER_HOST_LIBRARIES=1 then Steam will use the libraries it is shipped with, unless there are newer versions on the host machine


Ah ok, That makes perfect sense. I suppose Steam's runtime has libraries in it that I don't have installed, and that is why it won't start with STEAM_RUNTIME=0. But, if that's true, shouldn't the ebuild pull them in as a dependency so that wouldn't happen?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's assuming the ebuild keeps up with the libraries that steam bundles.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Naib wrote:
That's assuming the ebuild keeps up with the libraries that steam bundles.


So then that indicates to me that the Steam ebuild is not keeping up with the libraries bundled in the runtime. Something should be done about that.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got STEAM_RUNTIME=0 steam to launch client application. I had to merge some packages by hand or add 32bit abi or both.
The console output actually pointed me to where to look at. If additions below, plus refs[0][1], do not help, please pastebin the output, so that I may look at it.

/etc/portage/package.use/32bit.conf wrote:
# merged by hand
media-libs/libcanberra abi_x86_32
media-libs/libsdl2 abi_x86_32
x11-themes/gtk-engines-murrine abi_x86_32
# missing meta ^^^^

/etc/portage/package.use/various.conf wrote:
media-libs/libcanberra gtk
media-libs/libsdl2 X dbus joystick pulseaudio sound tslib video xscreensaver

JFYI, I just did not want to install networkmanager, so I started STEAM_RUNTIME=1 steam, copied libnm-* libraries, removed steam-runtime again and am happy now.

Code:
STEAM_RUNTIME=1 steam
cd ~/.local/share/Steam/
cp ubuntu12_32/steam-runtime/i386/usr/lib/libnm-* ubuntu12_32/
rm -rf ubuntu12_32/steam-runtime*
cd -

I hope this helps. :roll:

[0] steam-launcher package.use changes
https://github.com/geki-yaba/gekis-salt-seed/commit/81108340663bd11f660432ec0176c2e8f245e876#diff-c2788e19b819b12f4b9b8969653490b1
[1] manual labour
https://github.com/geki-yaba/gekis-salt-seed/commit/6b1dffc0050d160125f6b4dc7de4f100e70fde5d#diff-c2788e19b819b12f4b9b8969653490b1
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