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: 0.70
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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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:

Needs to be replaced with:

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
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]

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!

runnytu commented on 2017-05-25 19:07

Hello, Bump to new version packettracer 7.0-4.