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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:31 pm    Post subject: Steam Library on ZFS Reply with quote

To continue my ZFS saga (https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-1115094.html and https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-1115042.html) - or maybe obsession - now I'm trying to move my SteamLibrary to a ZFS pool.

Unfortnately, when I open steam's settings it doesn't even show the mounted zpool. Creating a symbolic link doesn't work either because Steam doesn't launch. I've installed it using flatpak to keep my system "clean" and other flatpak's applications work without any issues on zfs using a symbolic link.

I've googled a lot and found little information about that issue. Can anyone shed a light on that? Thanks!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you get your rpool booted?

The older issues with steam and zfs were resolved in zfs 0.7.3 iirc where zfs was incompatible with 32bit binaries. i've had steam working with zfs and gentoo for perhaps over a year IF i used aync's steam overlay to install steam.

using flatpak, snaps, docker or other containerized solutions likely does what they are intended to. isolate the container from the host system.

People may want to use these sealed jam jar container software solutions but your largely just making things more difficult for yourself as a result.

https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Steam#eselect-repository

personal recommendation to preserve your sanity enable abi_32 globally in make.conf


Code:
ABI_X86="64 32"

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ali3nx wrote:
Did you get your rpool booted?

The older issues with steam and zfs were resolved in zfs 0.7.3 iirc where zfs was incompatible with 32bit binaries. i've had steam working with zfs and gentoo for perhaps over a year IF i used aync's steam overlay to install steam.

using flatpak, snaps, docker or other containerized solutions likely does what they are intended to. isolate the container from the host system.
wait, how can a filesystem be incompatible with how data is executed?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Naib wrote:
ali3nx wrote:
Did you get your rpool booted?

The older issues with steam and zfs were resolved in zfs 0.7.3 iirc where zfs was incompatible with 32bit binaries. i've had steam working with zfs and gentoo for perhaps over a year IF i used aync's steam overlay to install steam.

using flatpak, snaps, docker or other containerized solutions likely does what they are intended to. isolate the container from the host system.
wait, how can a filesystem be incompatible with how data is executed?


https://github.com/openzfs/zfs/issues/136

https://github.com/openzfs/zfs/pull/7937

This since fixed bug in zfs also affected 64bit multilib being able to use 32bit binaries or applications stored on zfs pool datasets. using steam with zfs datasets previous to this having been fixed was very irritating or impossible.
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