Package Details: packettracer 6.3-1

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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: 63
Popularity: 1.095181
First Submitted: 2009-02-18 07:52
Last Updated: 2016-02-08 19:30

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Jristz commented on 2016-04-26 21:22

Er, installing to opt is disalowed, you just can put all in /usr/share/packettracer/ and add a script in /usr/bin to call the propper file with all the enviromnet variables and chill, that more clean and arch-guideliness complaint.

arselinux commented on 2016-02-27 23:33

Okay, not trying to be an asshole, but there are two problems with this recent update:

1. Redistributing Packet Tracer in this manner clearly violates Cisco's EULA. Distribution by instructors is allowed in limited form (defined in their EULA) and this clearly doesn't meet that. See or /usr/share/licenses/packettracer/eula.txt if you already have it installed.

2. is a charity, and it's pretty shitty to use it to distribute package updates. They have issues with bandwidth usage on a regular basis as it is, and I don't think it's right to use them for this purpose. If you're going to pirate software, at least have the decency to put your bandwidth where your mouth is like most torrent users do :P

Distributing the PKGBUILD was perfectly fine, and I think that's what you should go back to. If someone is too incompetent to change the file path and update the checksums, then they shouldn't be installing AUR packages in the first place and should probably just switch to a platform that Cisco supports.

Just to clarify, I don't think there's anything ethically wrong with redistributing freeware, but this is not what the AUR is for. And if you think I'm wrong, feel free to spin up a VPS and distribute it that way so Cisco has to bug you instead of if they have a problem with what you're doing.

runnytu commented on 2016-02-08 19:49

Hello, Bump to new version packettracer 6.3-1.

z3ntu commented on 2016-02-07 19:41

So, I have uploaded the new version to and updated the PKGBUILD file:
EDIT: just launched the new version and got a fullscreen popup to sign me in (after that everything works fine). When clicking "Guest Login" you first have to wait 15 seconds. Then packet tracer starts and you are in a normal-looking environment (no idea what is disabled).

z3ntu commented on 2016-02-07 18:32

May I ask why gcc-multilib is a make dependency?

runnytu commented on 2016-01-31 12:18

Someone could upload the new version to for update de package?, i don't have access for a while.

BuddyLuvve commented on 2016-01-29 05:35

URL for 6.3 version

wget commented on 2016-01-18 17:00


Maybe this is related. But AFAIK, when I passed by assessment last year I had to downgrade to 6.1 because inter VLAN routing was not working properly. In practise, the green light in the simulated devices were not properly lit.

Maybe you found the solution to my problem too. As I don't have access to the software for now and will require it again in a few months, could you test if inter VLAN routing is now working properly with your changes? Thanks again!

Louis commented on 2016-01-14 10:22

For this check to be passed:

I needed the following:
1. Installing icedtea-web (should be added as optdepends w/ explanation
2. Adding /opt/pt/bin to $PATH which I did in /etc/profile (should be done in PKGBUILD)

architect commented on 2016-01-08 18:47

This installed fine for me, but within the program none of the interfaces would ever light up green when they were enabled.
I got it to work by adding the pushd and popd lines to the startup script at /opt/pt/packettracer

export LD_LIBRARY_PATH="/opt/pt/lib"
pushd "/opt/pt/bin" >/dev/null
exec /opt/pt/bin/PacketTracer6 "$@" >/dev/null 2>&1
popd >/dev/null

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