Cisco Packet Tracer is a router and switch simulator. It is used to practice setting up cisco routers and switches using cisco’s proprietary IOS. I installed the Packet Tracer 5.3.1 on my Fedora 15 (X86_64) desktop system.
Download the PacketTracer tarball from the following link
Extract the tar ball
# tar xzf PacketTracer531_Fedora.tar.gz
# cd PacketTracer53
When I run it at the first time, it just displayed “Starting Packet Tracer 5.3″ and quit to command prompt without any error message. I edited the /opt/pt/packettracer file, and modified as below
echo Starting Packet Tracer 5.3
#pushd $PTDIR/bin > /dev/null
#./PacketTracer5 $@ > /dev/null 2>&1
#popd > /dev/null
Run “packettracer” again, it told me I need to install ld-linux.so.2. I installed it, and run again. It told me I need to install libpng12.so.0, and so on. After I installed all the lack packages, it began to run normally. Finally, I recovered the /opt/pt/packettracer file to its original.