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MacOS Big Sur install problems

asked 2021-03-13 01:37:11 +0000

Bwen gravatar image

I am having issues with installing and running Wireshark on my mac, I get the following errors when I open the application after installing it from the Wireshark website.

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Could not create profiles directory
"/Users/Benjamin/.config/wireshark": Permission denied.

Could not open common recent file
"/Users/Benjamin/.config/wireshark/recent_common": Permission denied.

Could not open recent file
"/Users/Benjamin/.config/wireshark/recent": Permission denied.

You don't have permission to read the file "hosts".

You don't have permission to read the file "subnets".

You don't have permission to read the file "subnets".

You don't have permission to read the file "ss7pcs".

You don't have permission to read the file "init.lua".

Could not open recent file
"/Users/Benjamin/.config/wireshark/recent_common": Permission denied.

Error loading table 'PKCS #11 Provider Libraries': Permission denied

Error loading table 'RSA Private Keys': Permission denied

Error loading table 'Display expressions': Permission denied

Error loading table 'DNS Servers': Permission denied

Error loading table 'SMI Paths': Permission denied

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the issue seems to be i haven't given Wireshark permissions to my internet traffic. but I don't know how to fix it

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answered 2021-03-13 05:42:43 +0000

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Silly me...

.config was accidentally owned by root not the user...

simply had to change that

see https://apple.stackexchange.com/quest...

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