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Could NOT find GLIB2 (missing: GLIB2_LIBRARY GLIB2_MAIN_INCLUDE_DIR. Trying to build Wireshark 3.0 on Windows.

asked 2020-05-15 17:24:58 +0000

jlshuman1961 gravatar image

Executed command on Windows: cmake -G "Visual Studio 15 2017 Win64" ..\wireshark

Error returned: Could NOT find GLIB2 (missing: GLIB2_LIBRARY GLIB2_MAIN_INCLUDE_DIR

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That's the correct build command for Wireshark 3.0, but we'll need to see the full output from the command. Please redirect the output to a text file, post the file on a public share and then post a link to it back here. You can redirect using the following:

cmake -G "Visual Studio 15 2017 Win64" ..\wireshark 2>&1 > cmakeout.txt
grahamb gravatar imagegrahamb ( 2020-05-15 20:12:50 +0000 )edit

(I'll put this up here for future reference) Generate the build files
To use a different generator modify the -G parameter. cmake -G lists all the CMake supported generators, but only Visual Studio is supported for Wireshark builds.

C:\Development\wsbuild64>cmake -G
CMake Error: No generator specified for -G

* Visual Studio 16 2019        = Generates Visual Studio 2019 project files.
                                 Use -A option to specify architecture.
  Visual Studio 15 2017 [arch] = Generates Visual Studio 2017 project files.
                                 Optional [arch] can be "Win64" or "ARM".


Chuckc gravatar imageChuckc ( 2020-05-22 02:42:11 +0000 )edit

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answered 2020-05-15 19:44:13 +0000

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You worked through the cookbook for building on Windows?
The syntax for your command isn't the same as section 2.2.12. Generate the build files

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Yes. Follow all the steps in that cookbook, as described.

Guy Harris gravatar imageGuy Harris ( 2020-05-15 19:56:28 +0000 )edit

That's the correct CMake invocation for Wireshark 3.0 which was built with VS2017.

grahamb gravatar imagegrahamb ( 2020-05-15 20:13:41 +0000 )edit

I don't have an answer but I too have the same error message recently cropping up:

Could NOT find GLIB2 (missing: GLIB2_LIBRARY GLIB2_MAIN_INCLUDE_DIR GLIB2_INCLUDE_INCLUDE_DIR) (Required is at least version "2.32.0")

I have Git 2.14.1 installed. It looks like the most recent release for windows is 2.29.1. So what is "2.32.0"? Is this a git extension?

RickC gravatar imageRickC ( 2020-10-30 15:53:50 +0000 )edit

I think you are confusing git and glib.
Have you set the directory variables as in 2.2.11. Open a Visual Studio Command Prompt

Chuckc gravatar imageChuckc ( 2020-10-30 17:43:47 +0000 )edit

My mistake, a blank character in a DOS set command. My fault for cutting and pasting italic text.

RickC gravatar imageRickC ( 2020-11-11 17:14:05 +0000 )edit

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