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build wireshark on linux can't find Qt includes

asked 2018-04-11 12:42:16 +0000

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I need to install wireshark on Ubuntu 16.04, but it appears that there are no binaries for that situation, so I'm forced to build it; that's OK, but having (finally) gotten "configure" to run, when I then run "make" I get "Undefined reference" always to Qt header files. Where is the path to the Qt includes defined? Can I change it? Will that solve the problem?

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there are no binaries for that situation? What about this for instance?

Jaap gravatar imageJaap ( 2018-04-13 18:30:54 +0000 )edit

For up to date versions that may not be carried in the distro packages, there's also the Wireshark PPA maintained by a member of the Wireshark Core Developer team.

grahamb gravatar imagegrahamb ( 2018-04-17 08:17:26 +0000 )edit

I got a response recently that I appreciate, but they didn't understand that the REASON I need to install wireshark is that the internet is not working on the machine in question (although, oddly, I DO have network access!). That means that "apt-get" does not work! So I have to install using dpkg and ".deb" files. Since there doesn't appear to be a ".deb" file of binaries for Ubuntu 16.04, I'm forced to build it. But then I have the problem with Qt includes! Under Qt I don't see a tools directory and I can't find anything called ( or even close). I will try installing an appropriate version of qtools-dev, but I suspect I already have. I do have three versions of Qt on this machine, maybe I should get rid of the others.

Victor2Preston gravatar imageVictor2Preston ( 2018-04-17 11:35:45 +0000 )edit

Then, instead of taking a path which requires you to install even more development packages, I would suggest getting a installer DVD and install the Wireshark packages from there.

Jaap gravatar imageJaap ( 2018-04-17 12:37:41 +0000 )edit

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answered 2018-04-13 16:56:40 +0000

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Sounds to me like you don't have all the dependencies installed. In the tools directory there's a (or similar) run that script.

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To build Wireshark you need a bunch of development packages. It's probably easier to get the .deb files for wireshark here

Anders gravatar imageAnders ( 2018-04-17 12:02:28 +0000 )edit

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