Package Details: packettracer 7.2.1-1

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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: 91
Popularity: 0.159343
First Submitted: 2009-02-18 07:52
Last Updated: 2018-12-21 23:17

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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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pandadilama commented on 2018-12-19 22:27

I think we can safely replace icu52 dependency by icu (or currently icu63). Then it compile for me.

-depends_x86_64=('openssl-1.0' 'libpng12' 'icu52') +depends_x86_64=('openssl-1.0' 'libpng12' 'icu')

recolic commented on 2018-12-08 04:33

You can use this link rather than the fucking netacad offical site.

I don't mind legal problems.

drose2211 commented on 2018-10-15 00:49

@flowitdaflow I am having the same issue with the the program hanging as soon as I try to use "save as"

DR34D_0 commented on 2018-10-04 18:08

For people using the AUR-helper "yay":

Download the tarball from Cisco.

yay -S packettracer


mv tarball /home/$USER/.cache/yay/packettracer

Then finish the yay -S install.

flowitdaflow commented on 2018-10-03 16:08

Since packettracer 7.2, when doing "Save as" and typing a name, as soon as it shows you some files that already exist, the current session hangs on. Cannot open any program, not able to click anything.

Ruedi commented on 2018-08-26 08:33

Using Wayland and another keyboard layout than English? Here's a workaround that works for me on Gnome 3 under Wayland.

Open a terminal and type in:

setxkbmap -layout [your favourite language] (-variant [your favourite layout variant])

Example for German users:

setxkbmap -layout de (-variant nodeadkeys)

You also can write a script and an autostart file to avoid manually executing the command.

Here some keywords for Google: Tastatur, deutsch, deutsche, Tastenbelegung, X11, xorg

telmob commented on 2018-08-25 02:27

Is it just me or it asks to login every single time? Could this something in the install process? Fonts also don't adjust to high resolution monitors. They're really tiny.

telmob commented on 2018-08-17 11:10

For version 7.2:

  1. Download PacketTracer from your netacad account

  2. Run 'yaourt -S packettracer'. Don't try to finish until you follow next step.

  3. Place 'Packet Tracer 7.2 for Linux 64 bit.tar.gz' in /tmp/'aur_package_folder'

  4. Finish installing. Done.

serch037 commented on 2018-08-10 13:02

Version 7.2 is already available as of August 2018, see the top notice at: and also at

runnytu commented on 2018-08-09 18:11

In the netacad web page there is still the 7.1 version, don't flag until version 7.2 it's available on the netacad page.