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You can just download [http://cisco.netacad.net/cnams/resourcewindow/noncurr/downloadTools/app_files/PacketTracer51_generic.tar.gz the generic version] (when you are logged in) and install it like any other program.  
 
You can just download [http://cisco.netacad.net/cnams/resourcewindow/noncurr/downloadTools/app_files/PacketTracer51_generic.tar.gz the generic version] (when you are logged in) and install it like any other program.  
  
Or you can use AUR package packettracer [https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=24003]
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Or you can use AUR package [packettracer https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=24003]
  
 
== The hard (old) way ==
 
== The hard (old) way ==

Revision as of 08:41, 15 December 2011

The easy way

You can just download the generic version (when you are logged in) and install it like any other program.

Or you can use AUR package [packettracer https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=24003]

The hard (old) way

PacketTracer is an application from Cisco that allows network simulations and training using Cisco/Linksys products (like routers/switches/wireless hardware).

I used to run it under Wine but the Linux version is now available; unfortunately it is only for Ubuntu/Debian and Fedora/Red Hat.

But of course it can be installed on Arch (what can't you do with Arch? :)) with a little work.

- Run the installer. While it displays the license agreement, DO NOT DO ANYTHING! Go to another terminal and run

find /tmp -iname *.deb

- Grab the .deb file, put it somewhere (like Template:Filename) and issue this command:

bsdtar -xf PacketTracer-5.0-u.i386.deb data.tar.gz

- Decompress the data.tar.gz file, it will create a folder Template:Filename within the currently directory, and within Template:Filename there is a folder 'PacketTracer5'. Move it to Template:Filename.

- To run:

/usr/local/PacketTracer5/bin/PacketTracer5 

Enjoy :)

Looks ugly, but you can fix this and make it grab your system theme by symlinking the Qt libraries in Template:Filename to the ones in Template:Filename, e.g.

libQt3Support.so.4.3.3 -> /usr/lib/libQt3Support.so.4
libQtCore.so.4.3.3 -> /usr/lib/libQtCore.so.4.3.3
libQtGui.so.4.3.3 -> /usr/lib/libQtGui.so.4.3.3
libQtNetwork.so.4.3.3 -> /usr/lib/libQtNetwork.so.4
libQtSql.so.4.3.3 -> /usr/lib/libQtSql.so.4
libQtXml.so.4.3.3 -> /usr/lib/libQtXml.so.4