In this tutorial, we will show you how to install WPS Office on Debian 11. For those of you who didn’t know, WPS Office (formerly known as Kingsoft Office) is an office suite for Windows, Linux, Android, and iOS that includes three components: Writer (like Word), Presentation (like PowerPoint), Spreadsheets (like Excel), and a WPS PDF viewer. The kit is compatible with Microsoft Office formats PPT, PPTX, DOC, DOCX, XLS, and XLSX, and can be read and written. It also has a premium version that adds additional features like cloud backup, encryption, and document collaboration. It has a 10-day trial period if you’re interested in trying the premium features out or you can install WPS Office for free, and use it as is without getting the premium version.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘
sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step-by-step installation of the WPS Office on a Debian 11 (Bullseye).
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Debian 11 (Bullseye).
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
non-root sudo useror access to the
root user. We recommend acting as a
non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.
Install WPS Office on Debian 11 Bullseye
Step 1. Before we install any software, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following
apt commands in the terminal:
sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade
Step 2. Installing WPS Office on Debian 11.
By default, WPS Office is not available on Debian 11 base repository. Now we download the latest WPS Office from its official page using
wget https://wdl1.pcfg.cache.wpscdn.com/wpsdl/wpsoffice/download/linux/10702/wps-office_188.8.131.5202.XA_amd64.deb -P ~/Downloads
Next, install WPS Office on your Debian system using the following command:
sudo apt install ~/Downloads/wps-office_184.108.40.20602.XA_amd64.deb
Step 3. Accessing WPS Office on Debian.
Once successfully installed, start WPS Office from the Application Menu of Debian. Alternatively, you can search for it under the search area, you will get several results that correspond to each of the modules of the application.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed WPS Office. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of WPS Office on Debian 11 Bullseye. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official WPS Office website.