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Installing wireshark/tshark on Linux Debian

asked 2024-02-29 16:46:40 +0000

abrk gravatar image

Hi, I'm trying to install a specific version on Debian (12). When installing via apt-get install, the latest version is 4.0.11. However, I really need newer wireshark version (>= 4.2.2). How can I install it if it's not available there? I tried downloading and extracting the archive from, but I don't know how to proceed with that.

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Chuckc gravatar imageChuckc ( 2024-02-29 17:18:39 +0000 )edit

A core developer does provide up to date builds for Debian and Ubuntu but I don't know any more than that.

For Ubuntu see here.

grahamb gravatar imagegrahamb ( 2024-02-29 17:48:35 +0000 )edit

@grahamb how can I use these builds? I don't see any instructions there :/

abrk gravatar imageabrk ( 2024-02-29 18:04:44 +0000 )edit

Heading a long way out of my comfort zone, I think you add the PPA to your apt sources, apt update and then the newer version should be available.

I think you can use add-apt-repository or similar.

grahamb gravatar imagegrahamb ( 2024-02-29 18:10:44 +0000 )edit

@grahamb Actually I tried that, it still installs 4.0.11 version

abrk gravatar imageabrk ( 2024-02-29 18:18:05 +0000 )edit

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answered 2024-03-01 10:33:22 +0000

hugo.vanderkooij gravatar image

The usual way for source code applies I guess:

  1. Extract
  2. ./configure
  3. make
  4. sudo make install
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