Installing 32bit Cisco Packet Tracer 6 on 64bit ubuntu 14 causes headaches.
Here’s how to get it running -read more for the steps I went through to work this out and don’t just run commands blindly without understanding them.
dpkg --add-architecture i386
apt-get install libc6:i386 libncurses5:i386 libstdc++6:i386 libssl1.0.0:i386 libssl-dev:i386 libssl1.0.0 libssl-dev libx11-dev:i386 libxrender-dev:i386 libfreetype6-dev:i386 libfontconfig1-dev:i386 libglib2.0-dev:i386 libqtwebkit4:i386
At this point, if you try and launch /opt/pt/bin/PacketTracer6 directly you end up with missing ‘libQtWebKit.so.4’ errors. Launch `` and it works (as the script sources the libraries it ships with).
On the flipside, linux mint (matte) runs it first time with no faffing about
Continue reading for why and how we got to this point.