Package Details: packettracer 7.0-1

Git Clone URL: (read-only)
Package Base: packettracer
Description: Network design and emulation software for Cisco's Networking Academy instructors and students.
Upstream URL:
Licenses: custom
Submitter: Vamp898
Maintainer: runnytu
Last Packager: runnytu
Votes: 65
Popularity: 2.127871
First Submitted: 2009-02-18 07:52
Last Updated: 2016-06-21 18:18

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z3ntu commented on 2016-06-25 12:28

I propose the following diff:

diff --git a/PKGBUILD b/PKGBUILD
index e5c344e..3813dad 100644
@@ -16,8 +16,8 @@ url=""

source=('packettracer' 'linguist' '')
'3fb22457ae4901bd22a8d984da6ae61354fa0c8a1be972a7ab0b48afcb3933bb8c0625dbd4f370fd4da394c8b043724e32ccced93c76f3536fac9defb941ac17' 'bd800d5335e54436f760e4a21a381c5cca4752c864c559ebc302bdcfc9819a3cf76fecc3b1490fdfd18d0f98e14c0886d8c6b7776dd3814af7ade17b9c85d80a'
diff --git a/pt.install b/pt.install
index 73eda97..ff65596 100644
--- a/pt.install
+++ b/pt.install
@@ -1,20 +1,4 @@
-packtracer_update_cache_database() {
- gtk-update-icon-cache -f -q /usr/share/icons/hicolor
- update-desktop-database -q
- update-mime-database /usr/share/mime
post_install() {
- packtracer_update_cache_database
echo "### NOTICE ###"
echo "Please read the EULA at /usr/share/licenses/packettracer/eula.txt and uninstall if you do not agree."
-post_upgrade() {
- packtracer_update_cache_database
-post_remove() {
- packtracer_update_cache_database

polo commented on 2016-06-23 07:53

Directory change /usr/local/PacketTracer6 to usr/share/packettracer also unable to login after update.

runnytu commented on 2016-06-21 18:28

Hello, Bump to new version packettracer 7.0.

@TCGman it's correct, isn't possible put a source array in the PKGBUILD without it inside the package.

Now it's mandatory to have a Networking Academy account and download the file and put in the source directory, it's free.

TCGman commented on 2016-06-21 17:12

@runntyu in the PKGBUILD :
source=( 'http://PacketTracer63_linux.tar.gz' 'packettracer' 'linguist' '')

shouldn't it be 'PacketTracer63_linux.tar.gz' instead of 'http://PacketTracer63_linux.tar.gz' ?

runnytu commented on 2016-06-20 20:15

Hello, Bump to new version packettracer 6.3-2.

enderst commented on 2016-06-19 19:29

Cisco has made Packet Tracer available to all for free:
1. Create a Networking Academy account - Free
2. Optional but advisable - enroll in Packet Tracer 101 - Free takes about 1hr to complete.

Visit the Upstream URL for details.

The sha512sum will not match with the version now available, please update.

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).

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