Package Details: packettracer 7.1.1-1

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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: 90
Popularity: 1.713074
First Submitted: 2009-02-18 07:52
Last Updated: 2018-04-25 19:34

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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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runnytu commented on 2018-06-27 19:42

pacaur is unmaintained since too many months ago, it's possible that doesn't interpret well some Pacman new implementation, change to another Pacman wrapper maintained and under development.

drose2211 commented on 2018-06-27 18:16

@Cysioland Have you or anyone else found a workaround for this? I am having the same issue. I looked and the art directory seems to be in the correct place.

Cysioland commented on 2018-06-02 22:21

/usr/bin/pacaur: line 1190: 27289 User defined signal 1 makepkg -odC --skipinteg ${makeopts[@]} &> /dev/null

:: Building packettracer package(s)...

==> Making package: packettracer 7.1.1-1 (Sun Jun 3 00:17:49 2018)

==> Checking runtime dependencies...

==> Checking buildtime dependencies...

==> WARNING: Using existing $srcdir/ tree

==> Removing existing $pkgdir/ directory...

==> Entering fakeroot environment...

==> Starting package()...

cp: cannot stat './art/*': No such file or directory

==> ERROR: A failure occurred in package().


Happens with pacaur, yaourt works fine

runnytu commented on 2018-05-26 13:37

@altf4, the name is changed since 25/04/2018

altf4 commented on 2018-05-23 21:57

The latest version of packettracer has another name. So just change the name in the PKGBUILD and also don't forget to change the sha512sum of the packet, otherwise, it won't work

spacepunkcowboy commented on 2018-04-24 03:26

It appears Cisco is now compressing the archive, so the file extension is now ".tar.gz". I change the filename in the PKGBUILD, and it worked for me. Line you are looking for is: source_x86_64=('local://Packet Tracer 7.1.1 for Linux 64 bit.tar')

z3ntu commented on 2018-03-19 21:42

Well I had that problem before when I look at the comments; so again: uninstalling the "jdk" package solves the issue for some reason.

runnytu commented on 2018-03-15 19:43

@z3ntu, Try to install/update jre8-openjdk, jre8-openjdk-headless, java-runtime-common and java-environment-common packages, are the only requirements to run packettracer, try also this environment chek from cisco:

z3ntu commented on 2018-03-13 09:12

@runnytu I'm on qt5-base 5.10.1-5. Also 7.1-1 crashes but 7.0-4 works.

runnytu commented on 2018-03-12 20:56

@z3ntu, try to update all qt5 packages to last version 5.10, it seems a qt5 bug.

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