It seems like
xt (xtraceroute) has been dropped from the repository, does anyone know of another graphical traceroute program in the main repos which draws maps? If not, then a loose deb package will do, or a PPA.
Try Open Visual Traceroute. Available on Sourceforge. It uses Java and works well in Ubuntu 12.04 and 13.04.
1. Install Oracle Java 7 JRE
- Open Visual Traceroute requires Oracle Java 6 JRE or newer to be installed.
- The easiest way I have found is to install Java on Ubuntu is via the Web Upd8 PPA .
- First add the PPA. Open a Terminal Window and enter :
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java sudo apt-get update
- A good idea to minimise any Java conflicts is to remove OpenJDK. open a Terminal Window and enter :
sudo apt-get remove --purge openjdk*
- To install Oracle Java 7 version and make sure gksu is installed (removed from Ubuntu 13.04) open a Terminal Window and enter :
sudo apt-get install oracle-java7-installer gksu
- Tip: Top check the Java version installed on your system open a terminal and enter :
2. Download and install Open Visual Traceroute
- Open the Terminal window and enter :
mkdir /tmp/OpenVisualTraceRoute cd /tmp/OpenVisualTraceRoute
- Then for 32bit and 64bit systems download and install the latest version with :
wget http://sourceforge.net/projects/openvisualtrace/files/latest/download sudo unzip download -d /opt/
- Extract the application icon to be used for the launcher and set permissions with :
cd /opt/OpenVisualTraceRoute* sudo unzip -j org.leo.traceroute.jar */internet.png sudo chmod +x startLinux.sh
3. Create an Open Visual Traceroute launcher
- To create a Ubuntu Unity Desktop Launcher, create a desktop launcher file with :
sudo gedit /usr/share/applications/open-visual-traceroute.desktop
- Then add the following information and save :
[Desktop Entry] Name=Open Visual Traceroute Version=1.3.1 GenericName=Open Visual Traceroute X-GNOME-FullName=Open Visual Traceroute Comment=Open Visual Traceroute Type=Application Categories=Application;Utility; Exec=gksudo /bin/sh startLinux.sh Terminal=false StartupNotify=true TargetEnvironment=Unity
- Then add the path to the latest version and icon in the launcher with:
cd /opt/OpenVisualTraceRoute* sudo su echo "Path=$(eval pwd)" >> /usr/share/applications/open-visual-traceroute.desktop echo "Icon=$(eval pwd)/internet.png" >> /usr/share/applications/open-visual-traceroute.desktop exit
- You will then be able to search for Open Visual Traceroute in your unity dash and launch the application.
Original install guide can be found here : http://www.thefanclub.co.za/how-to/how-install-open-visual-traceroute-ubuntu
Sometimes, it may require you have whois package installed:
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of ovtr: ovtr depends on whois; however: Package whois is not installed.
Then we would just execute:
sudo apt-get install whois The following NEW packages will be installed: whois 0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 4 not upgraded. After this operation, 164 kB of additional disk space will be used. Get:1 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty/main whois amd64 5.1.1 [30,2 kB] Fetched 30,2 kB in 0s (39,8 kB/s) Selecting previously unselected package whois. (Reading database ... 355631 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to unpack .../archives/whois_5.1.1_amd64.deb ... Unpacking whois (5.1.1) ... Processing triggers for man-db (220.127.116.11-1ubuntu1) ... Setting up whois (5.1.1) ... Setting up ovtr (1.6.3-1) ...