dpkg -i error

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http://forums.fedoraforum.org – So I'm trying to install the steam for linux beta, which is a .deb file. So I install dpkg with Code: yum install dpkg* which installs dpkg and dpkg-devel, but when I try and run Code: dpkg -i steam_latest.deb I get the error Code: dpkg: unable to access dpkg status area: No such file or directory When I look in /var/lib/ where the interwebs tells me dpkg should be installed, dpkg is not there, nor is /var/lib/install. I'm fairly new to the linux environment and generally use it only for programming, so I'm at a loss. Any help would be much appreciated. Also, this might b (HowTos)