Some time ago I have tried to run Stepmania on Linux system. It was Kubuntu. I have found repository but after installing it didn't work:
[email protected] stepmania-tip $ ./src/stepmania StepMania v5.0 beta 2a Compiled 20131225 @ 21:28:24 CET (UTC+01:00) (build 2) Log starting 2013-12-25 21:36:59 (stepmania:14617): GLib-CRITICAL **: PCRE library is compiled without UTF8 support (stepmania:14617): GLib-CRITICAL **: PCRE library is compiled without UTF8 properties support (stepmania:14617): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_regex_match_full: assertion 'regex != NULL' failed StepMania 5 has crashed. Debug information has been output to /tmp/crashinfo.txt Please report a bug at: http://ssc.ajworld.net/sm-ssc/bugtracker/
I had the same problem after compilation from the source but i have found a solution - just disable GTK2 and everything will work correctly.
./configure --disable-gtk2 make ./src/stepmania