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I built wireshark 2.5.0 however there are no dissectors in the epan/dissector directory, there are in the wireshark source directory copied with Git

asked 2018-01-24 20:23:07 +0000

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I successfully buitl my own custom build of wireshark 2.5.0 following build instructions. My downloaded wireshark source is in c:\wireshark and I can see all packet-.c files in epan/dissectors. However in the wsbuild64\epan\dissectors there are no packet- files at all. Did I miss something in my custom build? I need to build with custom dissectors, so I would like to understand where they will go (they don't compile so I can't use plugins right now)

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answered 2018-01-25 10:36:30 +0000

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On Windows, the build is done using CMake as an "out-of-tree build". This means that the compilation is done in a directory separate from the sources.

You custom dissectors should be placed in the C:\Wireshark\epan\dissectors directory along with the standard dissectors (best done by creating a personal git branch) and creating a CMakeListsCustom.txt from the example in the epan\dissectors directory, and then a CMake generation and build with msbuild as per normal.

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