There s been a substantial quantity of talk just recently regarding switching to Linux for gaming, thanks to the obstacle from Linus Tech Tips (YouTube) where 2 of their individuals attempted the full-switch however it really did not go so well for Linus and also Pop! OS. Now, System76 are trying to improve.
It was quite regrettable that as Linus was going to set up Vapor, Pop s product packaging had some kind of breakage that had not been fairly got as well as Linus wound up hosing the Pop desktop computer install. You can quickly do some finger-pointing on where the genuine blame exists here from Pop not guaranteeing a significant plan like Heavy steam functions properly before it s pushed to individuals, to Linus neglecting the (what ought to be) pretty-clear caution message:
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Oh no, please, Linus-- do not do it! Linus did it..
The point stays the same regardless, and throwing about pointy-fingers isn t actually handy. It shouldn t have taken place, it s as basic as that. Packing up the Pop! Store GUI as well as telling it to mount Steam ought to have sufficed. Passing what System76 engineer Jeremy Roller claimed on Twitter, the reason was this:.
Somehow, an i386 version of a bundle was never released on Launchpad. Steam being an i386 bundle, when attempting to install it, it had to downgrade that plan to the Ubuntu version to fix dependencies, which eliminated Pop! OS plans..
One point System76 has now done to stop such almighty damage in the future, is to patch APT (the bundle manager), in Pop to prevent individuals having the ability to see the Yes, do as I say! prompt by default. Unless, they include a unique file to really allow it. In addition to that, an additional System76 programmer Jacob Kauffman mentioned on GitHub their plans to make more improvements to the Pop! Shop GUI so that users do not have to drop back to the terminal in the initial area. Seems like lessons learned, as well as ideally plain sailing for individuals in the future.
Write-up extracted from Linus Tech.