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Re: ngspice

On 2015-11-03 05:30 +0100, Jose Martinez wrote:

> I have used the ngspice package for quite some time.  Version 20 of this
> package is found in the Squeeze repositories, and this is the version
> that I have been using until just last week.  Since the Squeeze release,
> it appears that this package has been dropped in Wheezy and Jessie
> releases.  Since then, ngspice has progressed to version 26, which I
> have acquired in source form, successfully compiled, and installed under
> my current debian system (Jessie 8.2.0).
> Does anyone know why this package was dropped from the Debian
> distribution???

It hasn't been dropped, but later binaries have been made available for
amd64 only[1], rather than i386 as in squeeze.

> What would it take to get this package brought back to
> Debian??

Somebody needs to build i386 binaries[2].


1. https://packages.debian.org/search?keywords=ngspice
2. https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=653103

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