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How to Install Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2 on Debian?

How to Install Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2 on Debian?

Cisco has added some major innovations to the Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2 network simulator program. In particular, we see that the visual appearance of Packet Tracer has been improved.

We have released an article entitled how to download Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2 for Windows 32 Bit and 64 Bit and also Linux systems.

In our previous articles, we installed the latest version of Packet Tracer on Windows 10 and Linux/Ubuntu. You can check out the Packet Tracer installation articles from the following links.

In this article, we will install Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2 on Debian 9.5 Stretch step by step. It took almost a day to resolve the errors we encountered when installing Packet Tracer 7.2 on Debian. We hope you will share this post your social network and support us.

How to Install Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2 on Debian Step by Step?

To install Packet Tracer 7.2 on Debian 9.5 Stretch, first download the network simulator program from here. Next, follow the steps below to install Packet Tracer 7.2 step by step.

   Step 1

To edit the sources.list on Debian 9.5, open the terminal by pressing CTRL + Alt + T. After applying the sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list command at the terminal, add the following commands to the resource list.

Press CTRL + X to save the changes you made to the sources.list file, and then press Y and Enter.

deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian jessie main
deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian stretch main
deb http://deb.debian.org/debian unstable main

 
How to Install Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2 on Debian?

   Step 2

After editing /etc/apt/sources.list in Debian, use the sudo apt-get update command to update the package list.

sudo apt-get update

 
How to Install Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2 on Debian?

   Step 3

To install Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2 on Debian, create a new folder using the mkdir command and extract the PacketTracer72.tar.gz file to the folder you created.

mkdir CPT72
tar -xvzf Packet\ Tracer\ 7.2\ for\ Linux\ 64\ bit.tar.gz -C CPT72/

 
How to Install Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2 on Debian?

   Step 4

Go into the CPT72 folder and execute the ./install command to install Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2.

./install

 
How to Install Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2 on Debian?

   Step 5

After installing Packet Tracer 7.2 on Debian, execute the PacketTracer command in Terminal. If Packet Tracer does not open, run cd /opt/pt/bin/.

This time, run ./PacketTracer7 to run Packet Tracer 7.2. The reason why Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2 does not work is that dependent packages need to be installed.

You can see that the libpng12.so.0 package is not installed.

How to Install Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2 on Debian?

   Step 6

To install the required libpng package for Packet Tracer, run the command sudo apt-get install libpng12-0 in Terminal.

sudo apt-get install libpng12-0

 
How to Install Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2 on Debian?

   Step 7

After installing the libpng12 package, try again with the command ./PacketTracer7 to start the Packet Tracer. If you get the ./libcrypto.so.1.0.0: no version information available (required by ./PacketTracer7) error as in the following image, you need to install the libcrypto package.

How to Install Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2 on Debian?

   Step 8

To install the Libcrypto package on Debian, run sudo apt-get install libssl1.0.0 in Terminal.

sudo apt-get install libssl1.0.0

 
Debian’da libssl1.0.0 paketini kurduktan sonra Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2’yi açmaya çalıştığınızda tekrar ./libcrypto.so.1.0.0: no version information available (required by ./PacketTracer7)  hatası alacaksınız.

How to Install Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2 on Debian?

   Step 9

To resolve the Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2 libcrypto.so.1.0.0 error, execute cp -i /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libcrypto.so.1.0.0/opt/pt/bin/ in Terminal. Then, press Y key to confirm overwriting the existing file in the “cp: overwrite ‘/opt/pt/bin/libcrypto.so.1.0.0’” section.

With this command, /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libcrypto.so.1.0.0 file will be replaced with libcrypto.so.1.0.0 file in /opt/pt/bin/.

cp -i /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libcrypto.so.1.0.0 /opt/pt/bin/
cp: overwrite '/opt/pt/bin/libcrypto.so.1.0.0'? Y

 
As you can see in the image below, the libcrypto error no longer prevents the Packet Tracer from running!

How to Install Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2 on Debian?

   Step 10

Finally, use the command sudo apt-get install libqt5webkit5 to install dependent packages for Packet Tracer 7.2 on Debian.

sudo apt-get install libqt5webkit5

 
How to Install Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2 on Debian?

   Step 11

You have successfully installed Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2 on Debian step by step!

How to Install Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2 on Debian?

   Step 12

You can check the version of Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2 from Help / About.

How to Install Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2 on Debian?

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  Final Word

In this article, we have discussed how to install the popular Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2 on Linux/Debian 9.5 Stretch to prepare for Cisco exams. Thanks for following us!

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