Package Details: packettracer 7.2.1-1

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Package Base: packettracer
Description: Network design and emulation software for Cisco's Networking Academy instructors and students.
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Licenses: custom
Submitter: Vamp898
Maintainer: runnytu
Last Packager: runnytu
Votes: 99
Popularity: 1.187696
First Submitted: 2009-02-18 07:52
Last Updated: 2019-03-12 20:28

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runnytu commented on 2017-08-22 19:11

To install packettracer follow this guidelines:
1. Download the snapshot from this AUR.
2. Tar -zxf the packettracer.tar.gz snapshot (it creates the dir packettracer/ with the PKGBUILD on it).
3. Download the latest packettracer tarball from your Netacad account and copy it into the packettracer/ dir.
4. Create the package with the command makepkg (it creates a packettracer.pkg.tar.xz).
5. Install the package with either makepkg -i or sudo pacman -U packettracer.pkg.tar.xz.

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RobertS6 commented on 2019-05-23 15:42

Thank you so much for the package. Keep up the good work.

Barazok commented on 2019-04-08 07:01

@runnytu Hmm, it's strange...

runnytu commented on 2019-04-04 16:41

@Barazok, in my system, packettracert it still working without issues without qt5-x11extras package installed.

Barazok commented on 2019-04-02 07:25

@runnytu please add qt5-x11extras in dependencies, since the last system update packettracer fail to launch with the following exception :

"Fatal: This application failed to start because it could not find or load the Qt platform plugin "xcb"."

Installing qt5-x11extras fix this issue.

runnytu commented on 2019-03-12 20:44

@FFY00, Changed.

FFY00 commented on 2019-03-11 21:01

You should also drop all the _x86_64 stuff, there's no other architecture available.

FFY00 commented on 2019-03-11 20:50

Hello, please fix the package as I stated bellow or I'll orphan it.

FFY00 commented on 2019-03-01 23:45

You are working with a binary blob. This should be installed to /opt.


It falls under "Large self-contained packages".

Also, where the hell did you read installing to /opt is disallowed?!

runnytu commented on 2019-02-25 14:30

@FFY00, installing to opt is disallowed, install in /usr/share/packettracer/ makes that more clean and follow arch-guidelines.

FFY00 commented on 2019-02-25 11:19

Please intsall this to /opt!