How To Install Kingsoft WPS Office Alpha 12 Patch 4 On Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Debian And Their Derivative Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Kingsoft WPS Office  is a closed source office suite very similar to Microsoft Office. The latest version available is Kingsoft WPS Office Alpha 12 Patch 4, which brings a lot of bug-fixes. For information about this release, see the changelog.

Kingsoft WPS Office is the default office suite manager on Ubuntu Kylin, the special Ubuntu version for the Chinese people.

 how to install Kingsoft WPS Office Alpha 12 Patch 4 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Debian and their derivative systems.

In this article I will show you how to install Kingsoft WPS Office Alpha 12 Patch 4 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Elementary OS 0.3 Isis,  Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Pinguy OS 14.04, Pinguy OS 12.04, Debian and their derivative systems.

Because it is not available via any PPA, we have to download the deb packages from the official site and install them from the terminal. Follow the instructions for your architecture exactly, in order to get a successful installation.

How to install Kingsoft WPS Office Alpha 12 Patch 4 on 32 bit Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS and Debian systems:

For 32 bit systems, the installation steps are classical.

$ sudo apt-get install gdebi
$ wget kdl.cc.ksosoft.com/wps-community/kingsoft-office_9.1.0.4280~a12p4_i386.deb
$ sudo gdebi kingsoft-office_9.1.0.4280~a12p4_i386.deb

How to install Kingsoft WPS Office Alpha 12 Patch 4 on 64 bit Ubuntu 14.04, Linux Mint 17, Pinguy OS 14.04 and Elementary OS 0.3 systems:

Because the ia32-libs library has been removed, starting with Ubuntu 13.10, we have to add the i386 arch to our 64 bit system, update to get all the needed 32 bit libraries and install the kingsoft office deb package.

$ sudo apt-get install gdebi
$ sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
$ sudo apt-get update
$ wget kingsoft kdl.cc.ksosoft.com/wps-community/kingsoft-office_9.1.0.4280~a12p4_i386.deb
$ sudo gdebi kingsoft-office_9.1.0.4280~a12p4_i386.deb

How to install Kingsoft WPS Office Alpha 12 Patch 4 on 64 bit Ubuntu 12.04, Linux Mint 13, Pinguy OS 12.04 and Elementary OS 0.2 systems:

There deb package is only for 32 bit systems, but it can also be installed on 64 bit systems, if you install the ia32-libs package first:

$ sudo apt-get install gdebi ia32-libs
$ wget kdl.cc.ksosoft.com/wps-community/kingsoft-office_9.1.0.4280~a12p4_i386.deb
$ sudo gdebi kingsoft-office_9.1.0.4280~a12p4_i386.deb

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One comment on “How To Install Kingsoft WPS Office Alpha 12 Patch 4 On Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Debian And Their Derivative Systems
  1. Shinmaru says:

    That’s too many steps for the installation, specially the 64-bit.

    64-bit:
    wget kdl.cc.ksosoft.com/wps-community/kingsoft-office_9.1.0.4280~a12p4_i386.deb
    sudo dpkg -i kingsoft-office_9.1.0.4280~a12p4_i386.deb
    sudo apt-get -f install

    that is all, I think it’s also the same for 32-bit.(Can’t remember if dpkg handles dependencies accordingly to its architecture, I barely use dpkg.)

    The second command will complain about unmet dependencies, the third fixes it appropriately to it’s architecture.

    Did the same thing installing Skype.

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