LTspice is one of the best free SPICE simulation software available around, used by students to professionals.
But it’s quite unfortunate that LTspice Linux version is not available, it’s built to run on Windows and macOS only.
But you can run the Windows version on Linux through Wine.
I’ve got some trouble while trying to install the latest LTspice XVII through Wine, mostly due to missing 32 bit libraries.
So, here’s this little quick tip, how to install LTspice on Linux.
Most probabbly you know how to install Wine in your Linux distro, but I’m giong to repeat the same thning again !
To install Wine using apt in Debian or other Debian based distros like Ubuntu, Linux Mint, use the following instructions.
If you’re on a 64 bit installation, then you’ve to enable i386 repository, it may be necessary to run some parts of Wine properly.
First open up a terminal emulator, then run the commands one by one, listed below.
sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386 # Add the i386 architecture sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install wine wine-mono0.0.8 wine-gecko2.21
Don’t forget to check the proper
Install LTspice Linux
Now you’ve to download the LTspice version XVII, get it from here.
Usually double clicking the exe file will start the Wine program installer interface.
Installation process is quite straight forward, nothing special.
Running LTspice in Linux
The installer should create a application entry in under the wine applications. You should try running LTspice from that menu entry first.
If not, then you could try to run the executable directly with the
wine command, example below.
wine ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/LTC/LTspiceXVII/XVIIx64.exe
Assuming you’ve configured
wine as usual.
So, that’s all you need to do to install LTspice in Linux, specifically in Ubuntu or Debian.
If you have any suggestion or question about LTspice linux, leave your comments below. Happy simulation !