Is there a 3.2.6 for LMDE 4 Cinnamon 64 bit?

asked 2020-09-19 16:40:18 +0000

Newbe gravatar image

Is there a 3.2.6 for LMDE 4 Cinnamon 64 bit?

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Linux builds are a piece of cake compared to setting up a Windows dev machine.
Haven't tried it on Mint but Ubuntu and Centos were pretty easy.
Do it once and never have to hunt for a release in the future.

Wireshark 3.0.2 Linux for Debian/Ubuntu
Dev Guide: 3.6.1. Building on Unix

Chuckc gravatar imageChuckc ( 2020-09-19 16:51:53 +0000 )edit

Appreciate your comment Chuck. I'm not a developer, or even capable of building Anything. :-)

I don't even understand the instructions of how to do it let alone actually do it...haha... Guess Wireshark isn't for me...

Newbe gravatar imageNewbe ( 2020-09-19 17:17:43 +0000 )edit

The Wireshark download page has a link to the Debian package. Perhaps someone there can help.

Chuckc gravatar imageChuckc ( 2020-09-19 17:32:50 +0000 )edit

Guess Wireshark isn't for me...

Running the latest version of Wireshark on Linux may not, in fact, be easy for newbies; Linux distributions sometimes don't provide very up-to-date binary packages, which means you may need to build from source if you want a version newer than what the distribution supplier provides.

Guy Harris gravatar imageGuy Harris ( 2020-09-19 22:50:57 +0000 )edit

They should be ashamed of themselves!

Newbe gravatar imageNewbe ( 2020-09-20 01:43:33 +0000 )edit

Yes, it's annoying. For what it's worth, here's a rationale from the Debian project for why they don't ship Shiny New Stuff:

The reason that Debian Stable is so reliable is because software is extensively tested and bug-fixed before being included. This means that the most recent version of software is often not available in the Stable repositories. But it doesn't mean that the software is too old to be useful!

To me, the Debian people seem to be trying to make macOS look more appealing than Debian (they seem to be trying even harder than Apple to scare people away from installing un-vetted software!).

At least they offer; unfortunately, Wireshark 3.2.6 is not i nthat collection, even though it's in the "testing" distribution. I don't think you can drop packages from "testing" into a "stable" Debian.

Guy Harris gravatar imageGuy Harris ( 2020-09-20 07:58:58 +0000 )edit

Debian, and derivatives, support the use of different release via apt-pinning and appropriate options to the apt install command. There is a risk in doing this as a package (or one of it's dependencies) from something like testing or unstable may not play well with the rest of your stable system. Wireshark does have a number of dependencies so installing it may bring in a lot more.

If you're brave enough here's an article on how to do this.

grahamb gravatar imagegrahamb ( 2020-09-20 13:15:33 +0000 )edit

I'm just just going to go disgustingly away. It completely antithetical to what this Whole thing is about. It's totally....well.... Microsoft-ish. I'm dismayed, disappointed, and disgusted,

Thank guys for being so nice. They chewed me up on Hex Chat. There's no excuse for that (the way that's being run) either.

Newbe gravatar imageNewbe ( 2020-09-21 01:00:27 +0000 )edit