in forum search results I read
"steam is 32bit, so you will need to enable i386 architecture if you use the 64bit system as your base. You will also want the latest opengl packages..."
Is metapackageinstaller nowadays supposed to magically handle all those details?
Or, if user has 64bit O/S... is expected to know https://wiki.debian.org/Multiarch/HOWTO
installation of multiarch support is a prerequisite step, prior to attempting to install the steam client?