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    I am trying to install wps office on KDE Tumbleweed from the terminal. When I try, I get a message sayiing that dbpkg cannot be found. What am I doing wrong?
    I'm a complete Newby so help please.

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    Greetings,

    I downloaded the latest version from http://wps-community.org/downloads. I chose the x86_64 bit version. I didn't install it thru terminal, I used the Install/Remove Software option when you right-click on the program in KDE. It is an option under "Open With".

    The install worked just fine. The only error I received was one that of needing the Symbols font.

    I didn't have any dbpkg errors when I installed it.

    What was the command in terminal you used to attempt installation of WPS Office? Did you download the correct architecture for your system? By that I mean 32bit vs 64bit?

    Hope this helps.

    -Nathan
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    Default Re: Dbpkg not found

    Quote Originally Posted by jatixt View Post
    I am trying to install wps office on KDE Tumbleweed from the terminal. When I try, I get a message sayiing that dbpkg cannot be found. What am I doing wrong?
    I'm a complete Newby so help please.
    Instead of describing vaguely what you tried and what you got, it is far better to show it here. Copy/paste from your terminal in between CODE tags in your post. You get the CODE tags by clicking on the # button in the tool bar of the post editor. Please post complete: prompt, command, output, next prompt.

    This will enable us to ese exactly what you saw and spares you an elaborate description because it is all there.
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: Dbpkg not found

    You may have downloaded a .deb file instead of a .rpm file. You'll want to download the .rpm file if you're interested in installing on openSUSE.
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    Default Re: Dbpkg not found

    it looks like an issue with wps office installer as dpkg should not be used during install anything on an rpm based distro maybe you got the debian package?
    anyhow dpkg is included in the main TW repo you can install it
    Code:
    zypper in dpkg
    but you're better off getting the rpm package from wps office and installing it with zypper
    http://kdl.cc.ksosoft.com/wps-commun...a21.x86_64.rpm
    you could even do
    Code:
    zypper in http://kdl.cc.ksosoft.com/wps-community/download/a21/wps-office-10.1.0.5672-1.a21.x86_64.rpm
    and let zypper handle the download and install

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    I think you downloaded the deb file and clicked on it in dolphin
    ark (as the default deb handler) tried to open it, as ark uses dpkg for unpackeing deb files it reported the error dpkg not found
    you should redownload an rpm package (link above) or if you really want to use that deb file convert it to rpm with alien
    https://software.opensuse.org/package/alien
    after you install alien you can do
    Code:
    sudo alien -r -c somedebfile.deb

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    Wow! Such great help and support. I really appreciate. Here I am at 70 -- moving from Windows to KDE Linux and I am at the absolute bottom of the learning curve.

    Yes, I had downloaded a Debian package, not realizing that...um...KDE is NOT Debian!

    I downloaded the rpm package for WPS and installed it using Yast. It works ...sorta... except that that once running it will not open files. Maybe that is due to the missing fonts.

    I am not retired -- I am still working. And I have to deal with a lot of doc and docx files sent to me, not to mention ppt and pptx and Excel. LibreOffice is pretty good but there are still compatibility issues.

    My first install of KDE was botched. Took about 2 minutes to boot. I was installing it to a large USB stick and the installer installed two partitions in different file systems. When I reinstalled. I set just one partition in Ext4 and now it boots as fast as Windows on an SSD.

    Next up I have to learn how to navigate the Terminal and install from *.tar packages.

    Once again -- thank you all ...soooooooooo much!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jatixt View Post
    Yes, I had downloaded a Debian package, not realizing that...um...KDE is NOT Debian!
    This might look as a bit nitpicking, but such misunderstandings will not help you in your learning process.

    It is not KDE vs. Debian. It is openSUSE vs. Debian.

    openSUSE and Debian are both Linux distributions. Distributions are collections of Linux software that together offer a complete usable system. They are different in many points. One of those points is the software management suite they use. Debian and openSUSE differ there and that is where you choose the wrong type of package.

    KDE (and Gnome and LXDE and more) are Desktop Environments They are basically independent of the distribution (some can even run on Windows AFAIK). They are just a bunch of applications (a suite) that together offer the end-user a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Take note of the fact that a DE is "only" a suite of applications. That is different from MS Windows where the DE is an integrated part of the operating system, and thus you have no choice. In Linux you can choose between those different DEs. There is nothing against installing more then one of them. Every user (remind that Linux is a multi-user system) can use the one (s)he likes. He can choose that on each on every loging and thus change what (s)he uses many times a day. Most will stick to one btw. And when you can have one or more of something, you can have of course also none. When you do not need a GUI on a system, just install a text only system. There are many of those standing in computer rooms and offering the world a wealth of services over the internet.
    Henk van Velden

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    Thank you so much for the information -- which puts a lot into perspective! I can see that I have a LOT to learn!
    It will take a while, of course.
    But I appreciate everybody's patience and willingness to explain what must be simply so obvious to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jatixt View Post
    Thank you so much for the information -- which puts a lot into perspective! I can see that I have a LOT to learn!
    It will take a while, of course.
    But I appreciate everybody's patience and willingness to explain what must be simply so obvious to you.
    First off, totally AWESOME you are making the jump to Linux, at any age. I am glad you are taking the Leap into openSUSE too. The community here is great and so quick to help out. Personally, I derive a lot of enjoyment out of helping others thru their Linux journey.

    You should be able to install the missing fonts into your system without any issue. If you have trouble finding them. Once you locate the symbols font. Within the KDE file manager you can right-click on the font Actions > Install... to add the font. From there you can choose to make it a system or user level font.

    The WPS Office documentation is of a script that I do not understand, so the wiki there didn't help me at all. There is a source to get the symbols font with a link in an Ubuntu forum but you have to log in to get that. I will see what I can do about getting a copy and making it available elsewhere...

    Please, use the forums to get help on openSUSE, contact me directly, I will jump out of my chair to help you out any way that I can.

    Cheers!
    -Nathan
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