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I've installed the previous beta version and would like to upgrade to the new version (as announced on omgubuntu). When I try doing so via the Software Center I get a message that a certain package already exists (see hereunder) and can not be overwritten. I thus wanted to de-install the previous package but the Software Center doesn't even mention Kingsoft as being installed . Now what?

Unpacking kingsoft-office (from .../kingsoft-office_9.1.0.4032~a10_i386.deb) ...

dpkg: error processing /home/kcosyns/Downloads/kingsoft-office_9.1.0.4032~a10_i386.deb (--install):

trying to overwrite '/usr/bin/wps', which is also in package wps-office

dpkg-deb (subprocess): failed in write on buffer copy for failed to write to pipe in copy: Broken pipe

dpkg-deb: error: subprocess paste returned error exit status 2
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closed as off topic by dobey, Mitch, Eric Carvalho, Seth, user68186 May 23 '13 at 20:32

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This is a bug in the packaging, and bugs are off topic for Ask Ubuntu as per the FAQ. You need to report the bug to whomever created the packages. Also, your question seems to be missing some content, as the first line is cut short, and there isn't a clear question here. – dobey May 23 '13 at 17:43

You would have to remove previous version first, named wps-office. See below on how to do it.

Then you install with dpkg:

sudo dpkg -i kingsoft-office_9.1.0.4032~a10_i386.deb

To remove Kingsoft Office (also called WPS Office) you can run:

sudo apt-get remove wps-office


sudo apt-get remove kingsoft-office

If you want to completely remove, including configuration files, run:

sudo apt-get purge wps-office


sudo apt-get purge kingsoft-office

The package name was changed from wps-office (version 8.1.0) to kingsoft-office (version 9.1.0).

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tx, I'll try that – koen cosyns May 25 '13 at 6:50
Thanks4 suggestion, but did not work for me – RobinLovelace Jun 19 '13 at 11:55
@RobinLovelace, did you try removing the previous package? I did not have it installed, so I wouldn't know if that's a problem. We can consider reopening the question, whether you are successful or not. – carnendil Jun 19 '13 at 14:40
@carnendil I did 'try' removing it, but not very hard: couldn't find the package in synaptic (searched for "kingsoft" and "office"). Thanks for letting us know the package name: that allows it to be removed via synaptic (search for "wps") or via apt-get remove as you suggested. After that has been performed your top solution works perfectly. The question should definitely be re-opened IMO: many will have installed the old version and now want the new version installed. – RobinLovelace Jun 19 '13 at 17:38

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