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Wireshark 3.0.2 Linux for Debian/Ubuntu

asked 2019-06-19 06:19:46 +0000

thediveo gravatar image

updated 2019-06-20 05:43:06 +0000

The distro repositories of Debian and Ubuntu are still stuck on Wireshark 2.x, with no "backports" in sight. Is there a stable 3.0.2 deb available from Wireshark itself? The dev's is stuck at bionic 2.6.x. I'm also aware of Thomas Dreibholz', but his repo unfortunately carries only Wireshark "nightlies".

Is there a .deb source for stable Wireshark 3.0.x (x>=2)?

The reason why I need 3.0.2 or later is that I need to work with a self-developed extcap plugin which doesn't work correctly with earlier versions of wireshark due to bugs in wireshark. These crucial bugs have been fixed as of 3.0.2.

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answered 2019-06-19 22:39:15 +0000

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You can manually build from source using the latest tarball, the Debian packaging scripts are included. Grab the latest tarball (currently 3.0.2), unpack it, then run:

sudo tools/ --install-optional
dpkg-buildpackage -b -uc -us -jauto

The resulting packages can be found in the parent directories, you can remove some packages if you do not need them and install others:

rm wireshark-{doc,dev,dbg}_*.deb
sudo dpkg -i *.deb

I have tested the above instructions on a fresh Kali Linux 2019.2-amd64 image which is based on Debian Unstable, but the same instructions should work on recent Ubuntu versions.

I'll try to work with Balint (the Debian/Ubuntu/Wireshark developer maintaining the PPA) to get it updated to 3.0.2. In meantime, the above instructions should work. By the way, personally I always use the master branch, it generally works thanks to our various testing processes.

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Comments told me to add two more CLI args, totalling like this: sudo tools/ --install-optional --install-deb-deps --install-test-deps

From there on, everything worked like a charm. Thank you very much!

thediveo gravatar imagethediveo ( 2019-06-20 19:58:27 +0000 )edit

(as for "master" I'm often using git flow and thus master is always stable release only, with integration on develop and feature/bug development on other branches.)

thediveo gravatar imagethediveo ( 2019-06-20 20:02:23 +0000 )edit

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