Package Details: packettracer 8.2.1-1

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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: 142
Popularity: 1.25
First Submitted: 2009-02-18 07:52 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2023-03-18 11:56 (UTC)

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runnytu commented on 2020-01-04 16:58 (UTC) (edited on 2020-01-04 16:59 (UTC) by runnytu)

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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dead_donkey commented on 2023-09-25 02:44 (UTC)

@NotYou It's probably illegal to distribute it. Build scripts like this are all above board, but Cisco seems to restrict access to the Packet Tracer executable to people who have access to NetAcad. Of course, there's a license verification even after you install the program, but Cisco do what Cisco do.

NotYou commented on 2023-09-24 09:16 (UTC) (edited on 2023-09-24 09:18 (UTC) by NotYou)

ERROR: CiscoPacketTracer_821_Ubuntu_64bit.deb was not found in the build directory and is not a URL

why do we need to download it locally first? Add the executable to a github repo or something and then just download it from there.

zak commented on 2023-07-25 00:41 (UTC) (edited on 2023-07-25 00:42 (UTC) by zak)

I know how to workaround my problem:

  1. I downloaded the Ubuntu package from Cisco's Resource Hub.
  2. Move the .deb file you've just downloaded to where the PKGBUILD is.
  3. In line 18 change (where the source variable is) "CiscoPacketTracer_821_Ubuntu_64bit.deb" to "Packet_Tracer821_amd64_signed.deb".
  4. Run the makepkg command and you'll have Packet Tracer installed.

zak commented on 2023-07-25 00:15 (UTC)

==> ERROR: CiscoPacketTracer_821_Ubuntu_64bit.deb was not found in the build directory and is not a URL.

The problem is on line 18. I don't know how to workaround this.

Has anyone got the same problem?

misc commented on 2023-06-25 00:03 (UTC) (edited on 2023-06-25 00:12 (UTC) by misc)

cisco-pt{,sa}.desktop both end up being mere symlinks to the (no longer existing) PKGBUILD directory.

Also, I need to run unset QT_QPA_PLATFORM since I set it to wayland and that insta-crashes the program.

AlieZ commented on 2023-06-06 08:40 (UTC)

click the "Skills for all"-Button in Packet-Tracer there comes up the message "Login is in progress: a new window has been opened in your browser. Please sign in using your Skills For All Credentials". But nothing in Web-Browser happens.

Solution is next:


lesmalave commented on 2023-05-03 16:41 (UTC)

Edit the PKGBUILD file on line 18


The current version

dead_donkey commented on 2023-04-20 10:57 (UTC) (edited on 2023-04-20 10:57 (UTC) by dead_donkey)

BUG: Packet Tracer is not associated with mimetype x-scheme-handler/pttp by installation of this package--but it is in Ubuntu. PTTP is used to do assessments in NetAcad with Packet Tracer, potentially among other things.

For reference do $dpkg -e CiscoPacketTracer_821_Ubuntu_64bit.deb and see line 10 of the generated DEBIAN/postinst. See also /opt/packettracer/bin/updatepttp, but that's a binary executable that I'm scared to run cos idk what it does.

WORKAROUND: $xdg-mime default cisco-ptsa.desktop x-scheme-handler/pttp (spoiler alert: this this is line 10 of DEBIAN/postinst)

I know nothing about packages in Arch but as a friendly reminder putting this in the post-uninstallation script is probably a good idea too.