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FS#69809 - [steam] self-updater depends on diffutils

Attached to Project: Community Packages
Opened by Giuseppe (G-G) - Saturday, 27 February 2021, 11:56 GMT
Last edited by Giancarlo Razzolini (grazzolini) - Thursday, 23 September 2021, 12:33 GMT
Task Type General Gripe
Category Packages: Multilib
Status Closed
Assigned To Levente Polyak (anthraxx)
Giancarlo Razzolini (grazzolini)
Architecture All
Severity Very Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 1
Private No


When run without diffutils, the package bootstrap script will generate the error: line 335: cmp: command not found

The package works perfectly anyway, but it will repeat some kind of check/update of the internal runtimes at every run, taking more time to start.

Steps to reproduce:
- Run steam without diffutils
- Previous error is observed in the terminal and two progress dialog appears on screen: "Unpacking Steam Runtime" followed by "Forcing Pins update"
This task depends upon

Closed by  Giancarlo Razzolini (grazzolini)
Thursday, 23 September 2021, 12:33 GMT
Reason for closing:  Implemented
Additional comments about closing:  steam- implements this
Comment by Emil (xexaxo) - Wednesday, 22 September 2021, 15:25 GMT
Can we please add diffutils as dependency? Without it the runtime is unpacked literally every time.
Comment by Giancarlo Razzolini (grazzolini) - Wednesday, 22 September 2021, 16:15 GMT
So, I suspect you're not using mkinitcpio for initramfs generation? diffutils is installed as dependency of it.
Comment by Emil (xexaxo) - Thursday, 23 September 2021, 10:43 GMT
On the machine where this triggers dracut is used. Even though the dracut experience is not as polished as mkinitcpio but that's off-topic.
Comment by Giancarlo Razzolini (grazzolini) - Thursday, 23 September 2021, 12:32 GMT
Yeah, I thought so. Anyway I'm going to add it as deps.