Learn how to install Packet Tracer on GNU/Linux


Hello, bro's! 

Today I'm will teach how to install packet tracer in your GNU/Linux. This tutorial is based in distributions Debian fork. For RHEL distributions based, use the repository yum/rpm.

The credits of this tutorial go to my class friend Pablo Henrique Batista; Pablo, thank you for contributing Hello Libre!
LinkedIn: Pablo Henrique 

What's the Packet Tracer? 

Packet Tracer is a cross-platform visual simulation tool designed by Cisco Systems that allows users to create network topologies and imitate modern computer networks. The software allows users to simulate the configuration of Cisco routers and switches using a simulated command line interface.

Stable release: 8.0  
Operating system: Linux, Android 4.2+, iOS 8+ and Microsoft Windows, macOS
License: Proprietary
Developer: Cisco Systems
Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Android, iOS and macOS.

Source: Wikipedia/Cisco NetACAD.
 
Step by Step
 
1. Access the official NetAcad (https://www.netacad.com/) website and log in.
 
2. Access the Resources tab - Download Packet Tracer.
 
3. Download Linux version Desktop 8.0 In English (Only available for 64-bit systems).

4. With the terminal, access the folder with the file and make the following commands:

$ sudo dpkg -i <name.file> && sudo apt install -f

name.file = name file downloaded.
 
Possible problems:
If there is a problem with the installation, follow the commands that SHELL instructs: fix broken. This will install possible missing packages on your machine for Packet Tracer to work.
 
5. To open the packet tracer, type in the terminal:
 
$ packettracer

If you want to confirm the installation, enter the command below and see the executable path:
 
$ which packettracer

Questions or Suggestions? Contact me in my social networks.

 
GitHub: @yanbrasiliano
Linkedln: @yan-brasiliano
See you next time 💣💢💢



 
 

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