ROSA Linux Bugzilla – Bug 5020
[PACKAGE REQUEST] python-apt
Last modified: 2015-12-10 10:59:00 MSK
We need python-apt package.
It will needed in future version of Steam.
No, we don't need python-apt.
I guess this request cam from the fact that steam has "steamdeps" script which tries to install dependencies for different games. However, this script will not work in non-Debian system even if you install "apt" and "dpkg". Mageia (https://bugs.mageia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=9407) and Fedora (https://gist.github.com/Mailaender/4973797) tried to adopt streamdeps script for their systems but with no success and finally just dropped it. With the next steam update we will follo the same way and just disable streamdeps.