Removal of Steam via Synaptic leaves over 1.4 GB in files generated.(When I install there is a note shown that some Steam files are not purged....these are steams working files. I am quite content to leave them alone)
There may be some more yet for housekeeping, if so, I will report back.OP is on LM 17.2 ‘Rebecca’
Brian is on LM 18.3 ‘Sylvia’ Cinnamon.
I have an instance of the same Distro onboard. (18.3)
In our Software Manager, we have access to Steam 22.214.171.124 through package
Once installed, that works, but note that there is a long pause between when Steam has completed getting its updates and when a popup appears saying that certain tasks are being performed and then, and only then, Steam launches.
By this time, it has appeared in our Synaptic Package Manager as well.
Removal of Steam is not as simple as just opting for
remove steam completely
Nor is it a matter of leaving behind a small number of dependencies.
As part of the install, Steam generates 1.4GB of packages, housed in a hidden folder .steam in
/home/user … where user is your username.
Then there is a visible folder Steam containing logs.
Also two (2) hidden files
I have not taken the time to generate a code string that will remove all traces, so I have simply, in my own case, proceeded as follows.
At Terminal (a # reflects my comments, not a command to be typed)
sudo rm -R ~/.steam # gets rid of the 1.4 GB in the hidden folder, and the folder sudo rm -R Steam # gets rid of the Logs (visible) and their folder. sudo rm ~/.steam* # gets rid of the hidden files starting with steam
Cool, just checkingI was aware that the retained files were around 2 gb
We're talking about a dog that just got a 10th birthday cake...saves them spoiling Belle any more than she already is