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wireshark: linux version

asked 2022-04-11 12:47:22 +0000

icegood1980 gravatar image

the laatest version i have in ubuntu 21.10 is 3.4.7

I wonder how do i get manually 3.6.3. Wny no dev-latest Repos created?

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The obvious quote here is "Use the Source Luke". I assume someone might put in the works to build binaries.But its's a daunting task.

hugo.vanderkooij gravatar imagehugo.vanderkooij ( 2022-04-11 13:59:46 +0000 )edit

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answered 2022-04-11 15:40:20 +0000

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updated 2022-04-11 15:40:51 +0000

Wny no dev-latest Repos created?

Looks like they move on once a new version of Ubuntu is out:
Ubuntu packages -Package wireshark

It's "not that difficult" to build - Build environment setup
The magic is in tools/debian-setup.sh which will install the packages needed for a build system.
Source is available on the Download page. Previous versions here.

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hmmm. unlike package installation, the installation via build doesn't work smoothly:

On Debian and Debian derivatives such as Ubuntu, if you have installed
Wireshark from a package, try running

sudo dpkg-reconfigure wireshark-common

selecting "<Yes>" in response to the question

Should non-superusers be able to capture packets?

adding yourself to the "wireshark" group by running

sudo usermod -a -G wireshark {your username}

and then logging out and logging back in again.

However, i did both reconfiguration and adding myself to group. What's wrong with manual installation?

icegood1980 gravatar imageicegood1980 ( 2022-04-11 18:30:36 +0000 )edit

You did make install or built a package after the build?

Chuckc gravatar imageChuckc ( 2022-04-11 18:44:06 +0000 )edit

sudo make install

icegood1980 gravatar imageicegood1980 ( 2022-04-11 18:55:38 +0000 )edit

Try the steps here: Running Wireshark as You

Chuckc gravatar imageChuckc ( 2022-04-11 19:35:07 +0000 )edit

Logout and log back in again.

Jaap gravatar imageJaap ( 2022-04-11 20:07:26 +0000 )edit

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