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== The easy way ==
 
== The easy way ==
  
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.
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You can just download [http://cisco.netacad.net/cnams/resourcewindow/noncurr/downloadTools/app_files/PacketTracer533_Generic_Fedora.tar.gz the generic version] (when you are logged in) and install it like any other program.
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Or you can use the [[AUR]] package {{AUR|packettracer}}:
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'''Requirements:'''
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You should have installed the package group base-devel before (pacman -S base-devel).
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* Download PacketTracer533_Generic_Fedora.tar.gz (you can find this package with google)
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* Download https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/pa/packettracer/packettracer.tar.gz:
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wget https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/pa/packettracer/packettracer.tar.gz
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* Extract packettracer.tar.gz and go into that directory:
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tar -xzf packettracer.tar.gz
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cd packettracer
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* Put PacketTracer533_Generic_Fedora.tar.gz into that directory.
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* Run makepkg as a normal user:
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makepkg
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* The Package is now build and you could install it for your platform (as root):
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pacman -U packettracer-5.3.3-1-i686.pkg.tar.xz
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or
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pacman -U packettracer-5.3.3-1-amd64.pkg.tar.xz
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* Done.
  
 
== The hard (old) way ==
 
== The hard (old) way ==
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PacketTracer is an application from Cisco that allows network simulations and training using Cisco/Linksys products (like routers/switches/wireless hardware).
 
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.  
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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.  
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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!'''
 
- Run the installer. While it displays the license agreement, '''DO NOT DO ANYTHING!'''
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  find /tmp -iname *.deb
 
  find /tmp -iname *.deb
  
- Grab the .deb file, put it somewhere (like ~/tmp) and issue this command:
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- Grab the .deb file, put it somewhere (like {{ic|~/tmp}}) and issue this command:
  
 
  bsdtar -xf PacketTracer-5.0-u.i386.deb data.tar.gz
 
  bsdtar -xf PacketTracer-5.0-u.i386.deb data.tar.gz
  
- Decompress the data.tar.gz file, it will create a folder ''usr'' within the currently directory, and within 'usr/local' there is a folder 'PacketTracer5'. Move it to /usr/local.
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- Decompress the data.tar.gz file, it will create a folder {{ic|usr}} within the currently directory, and within {{ic|usr/local}} there is a folder 'PacketTracer5'. Move it to {{ic|/usr/local/}}.
  
 
- To run:  
 
- To run:  
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Enjoy :)
 
Enjoy :)
  
Looks ugly, but you can fix this and make it grab your system theme by symlinking the Qt libraries in /usr/local/PacketTracer5/lib/ to the ones in /usr/lib, e.g.
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Looks ugly, but you can fix this and make it grab your system theme by symlinking the Qt libraries in {{ic|/usr/local/PacketTracer5/lib/}} to the ones in {{ic|/usr/lib}}, e.g.
  
 
  libQt3Support.so.4.3.3 -> /usr/lib/libQt3Support.so.4
 
  libQt3Support.so.4.3.3 -> /usr/lib/libQt3Support.so.4

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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 the AUR package packettracerAUR:

Requirements:

You should have installed the package group base-devel before (pacman -S base-devel).

wget https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/pa/packettracer/packettracer.tar.gz
  • Extract packettracer.tar.gz and go into that directory:
tar -xzf packettracer.tar.gz
cd packettracer
  • Put PacketTracer533_Generic_Fedora.tar.gz into that directory.
  • Run makepkg as a normal user:
makepkg
  • The Package is now build and you could install it for your platform (as root):
pacman -U packettracer-5.3.3-1-i686.pkg.tar.xz

or

pacman -U packettracer-5.3.3-1-amd64.pkg.tar.xz
  • Done.

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 ~/tmp) 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 usr within the currently directory, and within usr/local there is a folder 'PacketTracer5'. Move it to /usr/local/.

- 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 /usr/local/PacketTracer5/lib/ to the ones in /usr/lib, 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