Hi. I've been using oregano for some simple circuit simulations with gnucap (I really don't need anything more complex right now), and I wanted to try ngspice as the simulation engine.
I checked the ngspice home page first, and they pointed to the ubuntu repository, but I couldn't find any ngspice package in any of the ubuntu repositories (I'm using ubuntu v7.10). So I tried the .deb packages from the ngspice project home page.
I downloaded two files: ngspice[...].deb and xspice[...].deb, but whenever I try to install either of them, I get a "dependency is not satisfiable" error pointing to the exact other package.
I tried to install them through the terminal with the exact same result. Is there something I'm doing wrong? Do I have to use a particular option to install two mutually dependent packages? Or maybe they are in some repository I don't know of...?
I'm not sure how to compile the .tar packages, and I couldn't find any more info in the home page... maybe that's the only option I'm left with. So if somebody could please tell me how to compile a package, maybe a link to a tutorial or something like that, it'd be really helpful (especially 'cause it seems I'll be compiling many other things in the future)