Package Details: packettracer 7.1-1

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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: 82
Popularity: 1.904708
First Submitted: 2009-02-18 07:52
Last Updated: 2017-09-06 20:18

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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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Just-Punk commented on 2017-11-15 12:02

OMG ) This is wine-version in result I see

runnytu commented on 2017-11-11 14:39

@hoobastank, for me it's working ok, I'm only in X64, maybe multilib it's causing issues, the error with the certificate it's not relevating.

hoobastank commented on 2017-11-03 07:11


My system is already uptodate.

------------------- CLI log -------------------
sudo pacman -Ss SSL | grep installed
core/openssl 1.1.0.f-2 [installed]
core/openssl-1.0 1.0.2.l-1 [installed]
multilib/lib32-openssl 1:1.1.0.f-1.1 [installed]
multilib/lib32-openssl-1.0 1.0.2.l-2 [installed]
------------------- CLI log -------------------

On the other hand if I run packet tracer from CLI in debug mode, logs give some hint like that below. As you see below it seems to be related to SSL problem, but I'm not sure. On the other hand an URL which is seen on the debug log gives "insecure connection error" on the browser. (

I've this problem both on PT 7.1 and 7.0 version but same versions on Windows works without any error.

------------------- error on the browser ------------------- uses an invalid security certificate.
The certificate is only valid for the following names: *, The > certificate expired on July 7, 2017, 2:59 AM. The current time is November 1, 2017, 1:21 PM.

------------------- error on the browser -------------------

------------------- log from PT 7.1 -------------------
Debug: reply QNetworkReplyHttpImpl(0x47e8860)
Debug: errors ("The host name did not match any of the valid hosts for this certificate", "The certificate has expired")
Debug: cert Organization ()
Debug: cert CommonName ("*")
Debug: cert LocalityName ()
Debug: cert OrganizationalUnitName ("PositiveSSL Wildcard", "Domain Control Validated")
Debug: cert CountryName ()
Debug: cert StateOrProvinceName ()
Debug: cert DistinguishedNameQualifier ()
Debug: cert SerialNumber ()
Debug: cert EmailAddress ()
Debug: CAnalyticsTracker::finished_request() - error - url: ""
Debug: CAnalyticsTracker::finished_request() - error - data: ""
Debug: CAnalyticsTracker::finished_request() - error - code: 203
Debug: CAnalyticsTracker::finished_request() - error - reply headers: ("Date", "Server", "Content-Length", "Connection")
Debug: CAnalyticsTracker::finished_request() - error - reply: ""
Debug: "WARN - error:203,url:,data:"
Warning: QObject::connect: Cannot connect (null)::stateChanged(QNetworkSession::State) to
------------------- log from PT 7.1 -------------------

runnytu commented on 2017-11-03 00:07

@presianbg & @hoobastank, it seems to be a heartbeat vulnerability check fail, try to update all ssl packages to latest version to assurance that heartbeat vulnerability is solved.

hoobastank commented on 2017-11-01 08:58

I've successfully installed as @runnytu said, but user login screen isn't loading. There is only a white screen. It is same both on 7.1 and 7.0 version. It works without any problem with guest user but you know it's limited. Is there any solution?

presianbg commented on 2017-10-31 18:59

Hi, I'm having troubles with running latest packettracer:

*** Error in `/usr/share/packettracer/bin/PacketTracer7': free(): invalid pointer: 0x00007f5adfffe3c0 ***
Aborted (core dumped)

Update: uninstalling jre(aur) resolved this.

erkexzcx commented on 2017-10-03 08:58

# Help Files that are optinal uncomment to include them (55 MB)
# cp -r ./help/* "${pkgdir}/usr/share/packettracer/help"

This is not up to you to decide what part of package to exclude. All you have to do is maintain an AUR script which installs whole application just like developer designed it. It's developer responsibility to exclude it if it wants so, not yours.

runnytu commented on 2017-09-06 20:20

@Asher256, Fixed, thanks.

Asher256 commented on 2017-09-01 00:16

The *.desktop file /usr/share/applications/Cisco-PacketTracer.desktop has the wrong icon path.

The wrong path:

Needs to be replaced with:

nicklenak commented on 2017-08-31 04:34

Here's how I successfully installed Packet Tracer 7.1 on my system.

1. Download "PacketTracer71_64bit_linux.tar.gz" from
2. # yaourt -S packettracer (install all dependencies and wait till it puts out this error:

==> ERROR: Makepkg was unable to build .
==> Restart building packettracer ? [y/N]

3. Open new terminal and look for "packettracer" file by typing in:

# sudo find / -name "packettracer" -print 2>/dev/null

4. Mine was located in this dir: "/tmp/yaourt-tmp-nickle/aur-packettracer/"
5. Now copy previously downloaded "PacketTracer71_64bit_linux.tar.gz" and paste
into dir:

# cp PacketTracer71_64bit_linux.tar.gz /tmp/yaourt-tmp-nickle/aur-packettracer/PacketTracer71_64bit_linux.tar.gz

6. Now return back to original terminal and type "Y" to continue install. Ignore errors towards the
end about "cannot remove from /tmp.

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