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"Install ChmodBPF.pkg” fails. solved

asked 2023-02-10 18:36:02 +0000

OldGoat gravatar image

updated 2023-02-10 18:38:48 +0000

This is on a iMac (2017) running Ventura 13.2.

After mounting the Wireshark 4.0.3 Intel 64.dmg and clicking on the "Install ChmodBPF.pkg", I get the following popup window when clicking on Install ChmodBPF package icon.

There is no application set to open the document “Install ChmodBPF.pkg”.

Finally figured it out. The icon you click on is an alias and for some reason it is not referencing to the real ChmodBPF.pkg correctly. Select the alias by right or ctrl clicking on it and select "Show Original", double click on the original which is in /Applications/Wireshark.app/Contents/Resources/Extras/

The installer app will then open.

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answered 2023-02-10 21:18:59 +0000

Guy Harris gravatar image

This is issue #18830. (And by "alias" you mean "symbolic link" rather than a Mac "alias". The reason why it's not working is probably a macOS security fix, done with the sledgehammer that security people often use to fix issues; see the discussion in the issue.)

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