Packet Tracer does not run

markfree's picture

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I have been trying to install Packet Tracer 6.0.1, but it doesn't seem to start. The installation goes without erros, but it just won't start.
I have Debian 7.2 amd64 installed...

I found some references but none have worked out.
http://kaslnetwork.com/articles/install ... or-debian/
Even one a here in forums, but it seems to be a dead end.
viewtopic.php?f=20&t=107502&hilit=packet+tracer

Thats what I did:
Activated i386 arch
# dpkg --add-architecture i386
# apt-get update

Installed some x32 libs
# apt-get -y install ia32-libs-gtk ia32-libs msttcorefonts

Installed
# dpkg -i --force-all PacketTracer-6.0.1.i386.deb

Yet it is not working. When I try to start it from /usr/local/PacketTracer6/packettracer it says
"Starting Packet Tracer 6.0.1"
but nothing happens

When I try to do the following
# /usr/local/PacketTracer6/bin/PacketTracer6
It gives me this error.
./PacketTracer6: error while loading shared libraries: libQtWebKit.so.4: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

I also tryed: apt-get install libqtwebkit4
and it didn't work.

Any help on this is appreciated.
Thanks

Fun mixing 64 and 32 bit archs

IntnsRed's picture

Okay, as you ID'ed, the key seems to be the error.

Have you tried to force the i386 library to be loaded with something like:

apt-get install libqtwebkit4:i386

Libqtwebkit4:i386

markfree's picture

I installed libqtwebkit:i386 and now whenever I try to start /usr/local/PacketTracer6/bin/PacketTracer6
it gives me this error:
"./PacketTracer6: error while loading shared libraries: libQtScriptTools.so.4: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory"

So, I didn't find libqtscripttools, but I did find "libqtscript4-uitools:i386", wich I installed.

Even after installing this scripttools it still gives me the same above error, and won't start Packet Tracer.

I even did aptitude install `aptitude search libqtscript4- | cut -d ' ' -f4`
But it didn't work.

Re: Fun mixing 64 and 32 bit archs

IntnsRed's picture

Is the PacketTracer-6.0.1.i386.deb package one that is specifically compiled for Debian? (And for Debian stable or whatever version of Debian you're running.)

If it's an Ubuntu *.deb it won't work; Ubuntu is derived from Debian Sid (aka "unstable").

If it is compiled specifically for Debian, then it's most likely a problem mixing the 64 and 32 bit archs; perhaps another library that needs to be 32 bit/i386.