Package Details: packettracer 7.1-1

Git Clone URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/packettracer.git (read-only)
Package Base: packettracer
Description: Network design and emulation software for Cisco's Networking Academy instructors and students.
Upstream URL: http://www.netacad.com/about-networking-academy/packet-tracer
Licenses: custom
Submitter: Vamp898
Maintainer: runnytu
Last Packager: runnytu
Votes: 80
Popularity: 0.679187
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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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:
/opt/pt/arg/app.png

Needs to be replaced with:
/usr/share/packettracer/art/app.png

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 http://netacad.com
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]
[ DO NOT TYPE "Y" OR "N", LEAVE ALONE FOR NOW ]

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.

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.

51v4n commented on 2017-08-22 16:05

Hello, i'm getting an error about the verification of the downloaded sources, is this version still reliable? anyone used it to do the tests?
Thanks in advance.

runnytu commented on 2017-08-05 14:03

@MrSmith, Since the version 6.3-2 from 2016-06-20, installs in the directory /usr/share/packettracer/ to follow the arch guidelines.

MrSmith commented on 2017-08-04 17:56

Why does this new version install in the directory /usr/share/packettracer/ and no more in /opt/pt?

runnytu commented on 2017-08-02 19:38

Hello, Bump to new version packettracer 7.1-1.
Cisco discontinues the 32 bit linux version, only 64 bits version available.

Kanjelman commented on 2017-06-30 03:15

@Leamer, thank you so much! I followed your instructions step-by-step (though I used a newer version of packettracer compared to the one you referenced at the time of your posting). I was able to launch it successfully on the first try. As a total beginner to linux (currently using Manjaro xfce), this is a wonderful feeling. Many thanks again!

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