How to Install Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2.2 in Debian 10 Buster OS

Debian is an organization created by volunteers dedicated to developing free software and developing the ideals of the free software community. The Debian Project began in 1993 when Ian Murdock invited all software developers to contribute to a completely consistent distribution based on the relatively new Linux kernel at the time.

Initially supported by the Free Software Foundation and influenced by the GNU philosophy, the relatively small group of passions grew over the years to become an organization of around 1062 Debian developers.

Packet Tracer is an interactive network simulation and learning tool for instructors and students. This tool allows users to create network topologies, configure devices, deploy packages, and simulate a network with multiple visual presentations. Packet Tracer focuses on better supporting network protocols taught in the CCNA curriculum.

Today we going to show you how to run the Packet Tracer on Debian 10 Buster.

Debian 10 Buster was released as a stable version after 25 months and will be supported by Security and Long Term Support for 5 years.

If you want to prepare for Cisco exams with your Linux system, you can use Packet Tracer.

Step 1: Download Packet Tracer for Linux to your desktop and then turn on your terminal.

Step 2: Set the file permissions on your terminal with chmod +x PacketTracer-7.2.2-ubuntu-setup.run.

chmod +x PacketTracer-7.2.2-ubuntu-setup.run

Step 3: Run ./PacketTracer-7.2.2-ubuntu-setup.run to start the installation.

./PacketTracer-7.2.2-ubuntu-setup.run

Step 4: Install the Cisco Packet Tracer step by step on your system and use the packettracer command on the terminal to run it.

Step 5: If you installed the program but it does not work, download the libpng package with the command below.

wget http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/pool/main/libp/libpng/libpng12-0_1.2.50-2+deb8u3_amd64.deb

Step 6: To install libpng12 in Debian, use the command dpkg -i libpng12-0_1.2.50-2 + ​​deb8u3_amd64.deb.

dpkg -i libpng12-0_1.2.50-2 + ​​deb8u3_amd64.deb

Step 7: You may need to install the multiarch-support package when installing Linpng. If you see a warning like this, run the following command to install multiarch:

sudo apt-get install multiarch-support

Step 8: After installing Multiarch, install libpng12. If you get an error like the one below, copy libpng12.so.0 to /opt/pt/bin/ folder.

unable to install new version of '/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libpng12.so.0': No such file or directory

Step 9: To copy libpng12.so.0 using the terminal, use the following commands:

mkdir cpt; dpkg -x libpng12-0_1.2.50-2+deb8u3_amd64.deb ./cpt
cp ./cpt/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libpng12.so.0 /opt/pt/bin/

Step 10: After fixing libpng12.so.0 error, you can now run and use your Packet Tracer on your Debian PC!

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