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Missing autogen.sh in 3.0.0?

asked 2019-04-06 16:52:52 +0000

d3m5 gravatar image

updated 2019-04-06 16:53:46 +0000

The tarball wireshark.2.6.7.tar.xz does contain 'autogen.sh' and 'configure' but wireshark.3.0.0.tar.xz does not include these files. I'll try building using the scripts from the older release, but I recognize that I am headed off in uncharted territory. Any better ideas? I'm building for CentOS 7.

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Looking at the diff between the unpacked 2.6.7 and 3.0.0 directories, it's much more than just two missing scripts. Perhaps the problem is that I am trying to use 2.6 build instructions for 3.0. I think I'll stick with 2.6 for now.

d3m5 gravatar imaged3m5 ( 2019-04-06 19:25:12 +0000 )edit

Perhaps the problem is that I am trying to use 2.6 build instructions for 3.0.

Yes, that's the problem, as per cmaynard's comment.

Guy Harris gravatar imageGuy Harris ( 2019-04-06 20:47:49 +0000 )edit

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answered 2019-04-06 17:42:14 +0000

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Starting with Wireshark 3.0.0, autotools is no longer supported, only cmake. I am surprised that there's no mention of this in the Wireshark 3.0.0 Release Notes, but I guess the release notes is geared more for users than developers.

That said, the Wireshark developer's guide does reflect the new build process:


3.5.1. Building on Unix

The recommended (and fastest) way to build Wireshark is with CMake and Ninja:

# Starting from your Wireshark source directory, create a build directory
# alongside it.
$ cd ..
$ mkdir wireshark-ninja
$ cd wireshark-ninja
# Assumes your source directory is named "wireshark".
$ cmake -G Ninja ../wireshark
$ ninja (or cmake --build .)

If you need to build with a non-standard configuration, you can run

$ cmake -LH ../wireshark

to see what options you have.


I hope that helps.

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