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: 100
Popularity: 0.65
First Submitted: 2009-02-18 07:52
Last Updated: 2019-03-12 20:28

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runnytu commented on 2019-11-04 05:50

New versions of packettracer are autoinstallables via run file, download it from netacad webpage and run it.

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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.

spacepunkcowboy commented on 2018-08-07 23:46

I installed icu52 and libpng12, but could not locate the sha512sum to install the packettracer aur. So I executed the install script from Cisco (using sudo) and it installed and works properly. Did not need the aur. I'm shocked.

SolarAquarion commented on 2018-08-07 09:48

Cisco has released 7.2 and can you include a .desktop

runnytu commented on 2018-06-27 19:42

pacaur is unmaintained since too many months ago, it's possible that doesn't interpret well some Pacman new implementation, change to another Pacman wrapper maintained and under development.

drose2211 commented on 2018-06-27 18:16

@Cysioland Have you or anyone else found a workaround for this? I am having the same issue. I looked and the art directory seems to be in the correct place.

Cysioland commented on 2018-06-02 22:21

/usr/bin/pacaur: line 1190: 27289 User defined signal 1 makepkg -odC --skipinteg ${makeopts[@]} &> /dev/null

:: Building packettracer package(s)...

==> Making package: packettracer 7.1.1-1 (Sun Jun 3 00:17:49 2018)

==> Checking runtime dependencies...

==> Checking buildtime dependencies...

==> WARNING: Using existing $srcdir/ tree

==> Removing existing $pkgdir/ directory...

==> Entering fakeroot environment...

==> Starting package()...

cp: cannot stat './art/*': No such file or directory

==> ERROR: A failure occurred in package().


Happens with pacaur, yaourt works fine