Networking, Ubuntu

Cisco Packet Tracer on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

When you’re trying to download Cisco Packet Tracer, you’ll notice it says “Ubuntu 14.04” only. Well it works on 16.04 LTS as well with a little addition.

Here are all the steps to installing Cisco Packet Tracer:

  1. Download the Ubuntu version of Cisco Packet Tracer
  2. Extract and run “install” script
  3. If you run packettracer now it will say “Starting…” but it won’t actually run.
  4. You need to download this package, libicu52_52.1-3ubuntu0.8_amd64.deb. If you google that you’ll find various mirrors. I found it here:
  5. Install it via “sudo dpkg -i libicu52_52.1-3ubuntu0.8_amd64.deb”
  6. Run packettracer from terminal
  7. Voila!