LTspice is one of the best free SPICE simulation software available around, used by students to professionals.
But it’s quite unfortunate that LTspice is 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.
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
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.
So, that’s all you need to do to install LTspice in Linux, happy simulation !