Wireshark [Solved]

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OldAndWeary
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Wireshark [Solved]

Post#1 by OldAndWeary » 19 May 2015, 13:00

Have been struggling to get an appropriate set of files to install a set of modules to allow wireshark to run.

I know there is some information on this site regarding wireshark and how people have done it in the past.

But if anyone has created a 64-bit package for Wireshark (that includes the essentials like pcap) then I would be really grateful.

Notes:
- libpcap is available under USM, but wireshark is not.
- downloading version wireshark-1.8.1-x86_64-1sl.txz from slackware results in missing libwsutil.so.1 ... which if one does symbolically link to existing libwsutil.so.2 cause further inconsistencies. etc. etc.

Hoping someone can help

Many thanks
John
Last edited by OldAndWeary on 21 May 2015, 11:17, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Wireshark

Post#2 by cttan » 19 May 2015, 23:52

Hi OldAndWeary,

Pls refer to this link:-
viewtopic.php?f=49&t=4656&p=33705#p33705

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Re: Wireshark

Post#3 by OldAndWeary » 20 May 2015, 15:56

Many thanks cttan for such a quick and helpful response!

No time to try it today, but will post back whether it solved my problems when I do.

I feel very positive that it will do the job though!

Cheers John

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Re: Wireshark

Post#4 by go2null » 20 May 2015, 16:08

USM has version wireshark-1.10.5.

You will need to enable capturing for the guest user account.
  1. https://wiki.wireshark.org/CaptureSetup ... Privileges
  2. viewtopic.php?f=39&t=1169

Code: Select all

groupadd wireshark
usermod -G wireshark -a guest
ls -l /usr/bin/dumpcap
chgrp wireshark /usr/bin/dumpcap
chmod u+s /usr/bin/dumpcap
chmod o-rx /usr/bin/dumpcap
ls -l /usr/bin/dumpcap
-rwsr-x--- 1 root wireshark 77464 avril 7 12:53 /usr/bin/dumpcap*

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Re: Wireshark

Post#5 by OldAndWeary » 21 May 2015, 11:17

Have now had a chance to look at ... with success!!

Thank you cttan ... links and downloads worked. In fact, I only needed wireshark-1.12.2-x86_64-2_slack.xzm and gtk+3-3.8.2-x86_64-2.xzm in the end to make wireshark work. (Note: Downloaded gtk module using usm).

And also thank you to go2null ... unfortunately, usm does not list wireshark for me ... presumably because I'm on the 64-bit OS? (I think I did see it previously when I was considering the 32-bit version, but I feel I should use 64-bit). I have seen the comments on how to run wireshark as guest before ... but thank you for taking the time to write them down in a clear, coherent manner.

Cheers from a happy fella! :)
John

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Re: Wireshark [Solved]

Post#6 by cttan » 21 May 2015, 12:49

Hi OldAndWeary,

You are right. No deps require. Have removed them.
Cheers!

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Re: Wireshark [Solved]

Post#7 by Piramic » 15 Jul 2015, 01:51

I have been trying to get this working for the last hour or so on a fresh Porteus 64bit install running KDE. I keep running into dependency issues starting with libgtk3. Is there another module I am supposed to install alongside the wireshark module linked above?

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