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.
So, here's this little quick tip, how to install LTspice on Linux.
Install Wine and other dependencies
Most probably you know how to install Wine in your Linux distro, but I'm going to repeat the same thing 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.
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Usually double clicking the exe file will start the Wine program installer interface.
Installation process is quite straight forward, nothing special.
Running LTspice on 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 based linux distributions.
If you have any suggestion or question about LTspice linux, please leave your comments below. Happy simulation !