Installing steam on Ubuntu 17.04 LTS

Example of installing steam on Ubuntu 17.04 LTS using the command sudo apt-get install steam.



Quick installation of steam:

Step 1: Update system:

	sudo apt-get update

Step 2: Install: steam

Ater updaing the OS run following command to install the packae:

	sudo apt-get install steam

Package Details

Maintainer:Ubuntu Developers
Home page:
Description:Valve's Steam digital software delivery system Steam ( is a software content delivery system developed by Valve software ( There is some free software available, but for the most part the content delivered is non-free. . This package comes with a fairly substantial non-free license agreement that must be accepted before installing the software. If you have any opposition to non-free work, please select "I DECLINE" during the package installation dialogs. There are also additional agreements in various parts of the application that differ from the original agreement. In other words, pay attention and read carefully if you're worried about your rights.
Distro:Ubuntu 17.04

How to install steam on Ubuntu 17.04?

Installing steam on Ubuntu 17.04 LTS

First of all update your system with the command:

sudo apt-get update


Above command will download the package lists for Ubuntu 17.04 on your system. This will update the list of newest versions of packages and its dependencies on your system.

After downloading the latest package list with the help of above you can run the installation process.

If steam is not installed on your compter then the command 'dpkg -L steam' will give followin error.

deepak@deepak-VirtualBox:~$ dpkg -L steam
dpkg-query: package 'steam' is not installed
Use dpkg --info (= dpkg-deb --info) to examine archive files,
and dpkg --contents (= dpkg-deb --contents) to list their contents.

Installing steam:

After system update use the following command to install steam:

sudo apt-get install steam

Above command will confirm before installing the package on your Ubuntu 17.04 Operating System. If you are not already logged in as su, installer will ask you the root password. After completion of the installation you can use the package on your system.

How to uninstall/remove steam from Ubuntu 17.04?

Now we will see the commands for uninstalling the steam from Ubuntu 17.04. For uninstalling this package you can easily use the apt command and remove the package from Linux Operating System.

To remove the steam following command is used:

sudo apt-get remove  steam

Following command is used to remove the steam package along with its dependencies:

sudo apt-get remove --auto-remove steam

This will remove steam and all its dependent packages which is no longer needed in the system.

Completely removing steam with all configuration files:

Following command should be used with care as it deletes all the configuration files and data:

sudo apt-get purge steam

or you can use following command also:

sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove steam

Above command will remove all the configuration files and data associated with steam package. You can can't recover the delete data, so, use this command with care.