Package Details: packettracer 8.0.1-1

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Package Base: packettracer
Description: A cross-platform visual simulation tool designed by Cisco Systems that allows users to create network topologies and imitate modern computer network
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Licenses: custom
Submitter: Vamp898
Maintainer: runnytu
Last Packager: runnytu
Votes: 128
Popularity: 3.39
First Submitted: 2009-02-18 07:52
Last Updated: 2021-07-24 10:23

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runnytu commented on 2020-01-04 16:58

To install all versions of packettracer except 7.2.2, 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.

Packettracer 7.2.2 are auto installable via run file, download it from netacad webpage and run it, you don't need this package.

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GraysonPeddie commented on 2021-10-10 21:17

And please, please read the comment from @runnytu before reporting an error. If a Linux terminal outputs an error that the deb file is not found, that's because Packet Tracer has not be downloaded from yet.

GraysonPeddie commented on 2021-10-10 21:15


Log into your Cisco account, download the Ubuntu version of Packet Tracer, and put it in the AUR's packettracer folder.

panagiss commented on 2021-10-10 20:45

Error when trying to build packettracer (10/10/2021)

Building packettracer...
==> Making package: packettracer 8.0.1-1 (Κυρ 10 Οκτ 2021 11:44:21 μμ EEST)
==> Checking runtime dependencies...
==> Checking buildtime dependencies...
==> Retrieving sources...
==> ERROR: CiscoPacketTracer_801_Ubuntu_64bit.deb was not found in the build directory and is not a URL.
Failed to build packettracer

SpidFightFR commented on 2021-09-11 15:30

Needed it for school work. Works properly. (upvoted)

GraysonPeddie commented on 2021-07-26 11:57

Yeah. That can be a problem when taking the module exams and practice certification exams. Blame it on Cisco, as the developers did not test their program with light and dark themes. I even get white text in white background in some areas when using a dark theme in KDE. Dark theme in GNOME? Works just fine as the GTK theme is not associated with Packet Tracer.

Plus, Cisco did not enumerate the list of fonts installed in a Linux system. When working in a terminal, I get a sans font instead of a monospace font. When I get an error, the marker will not be placed where an error occurred. I've had to copy the command and the output to the text editor that already uses a monospace font to find out what went wrong.

erylflynn commented on 2021-07-26 04:53

Thanks, running in Plasma though. I got it to launch a bit better adding your line to the application launch line but tried it for the application association and it still launches as before if I take a pkt file and open.

GraysonPeddie commented on 2021-07-25 22:55

@erylflynn Add or modify the .desktop file for cisco-pt,desktop:

 $ cat .local/share/applications/cisco-pt.desktop 
[Desktop Entry]
Exec=XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP=GNOME /opt/packettracer/packettracer %f
Name=Packet Tracer 8.0.0


Add XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP=GNOME to ExecStart= before /opt/packettracer/packettracer %f and that should solve the problem unless you open Packet Tracer in GNOME desktop.

erylflynn commented on 2021-07-25 17:38

Is there a way to fix some of the font coloring issues? I use a dark theme and find some menus are not visible unless I hover or click on where they are. Otherwise the font and the background are the same. So far not finding anyway to correct, not sure what the font/background is in the theme.

rabanad commented on 2021-07-22 03:51

The latest file from the Cisco website is CiscoPacketTracer_801_Ubuntu_64bit.deb, I edited the PKGBUILD filename dependency and used updpkgsums and installed everything but when I run PacketTracer, nothing happens. Sorry I'm really new to all of this, any help?

EDIT: Got it to work by installing Qt5, but I can only launch it from the terminal, not the shortcut when using an application finder.

Qt WebEngine resources not found at /opt/packettracer/bin/resources. Trying parent directory...
Installed Qt WebEngine locales directory not found at location /opt/packettracer/bin/translations/qtwebengine_locales. Trying application directory...
Qt WebEngine resources not found at /opt/packettracer/bin/resources. Trying parent directory...
Installed Qt WebEngine locales directory not found at location /opt/packettracer/bin/translations/qtwebengine_locales. Trying application directory...
[16900:16900:0721/214758.409444:ERROR:extension_system_qt.cpp(121)] Failed to parse extension manifest.

EDIT 2: Somehow got the shortcut to work.. last thing I did was see what file the shortcut was linked to and right clicked->revert.. not sure if that did it but everything is functioning now..

iSSAC_103 commented on 2021-06-29 10:26

SCREEN FREEZE: steps to reproduce

on save dialog box showing lab1.pkt already saved in folder if u want to add lab2.pkt start typing 'l..' it will start search same names and freeze whole window manger.

I have to do ctrl alt f2 to kill packetTracer.

Version : 8.0-2
Desktop env : DWM
Kernel : 5.12.13-arch1-2