Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Problem with MIME type on Windows platform
From: "Runyon,Steve" <[email protected]>
Date: Fri, 16 Jun 2006 13:49:00 -0400
Thanks for your response.

The problem is not with a file-type association, it is with a mime-type

Yes, the .pcap files do become associated with Wireshark correctly. But
the mime-type does not.

It would be good to set the mime-type assicoation automatically during
the Wireshark install, as the Ethereal install does, rather than require
the user to somehow edit the Windows registry in order to set the
mime-type association correctly.

The mime-type "application/pcap" used to be associated with Ethereal on
my system. After deinstalling Ethereal and installing Wireshark, this
mime-type is not associated with anything. (Reinstalling Ethereal fixes
the problem, but then I have Ethereal and not Wireshark.)

-----Original Message-----
From: Martin Regner [mailto:[email protected]] 
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2006 1:40 PM
To: [email protected]
Cc: Runyon,Steve
Subject: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Problem with MIME type on Windows platform

Runyon, Steve wrote:
> Apparently Ethereal understands this and configures the mimetype 
> during installation, but Wireshark does not.
> wireshare -v:
> wireshark 0.99.1pre1

If I have installed wireshark without deinstalling Ethereal then .pcap
files are still associated with Ethereal.
After I have deinstalled Ethereal and then installed 0.99.1pre1 then
pcap files are associated with Wireshark

My guess is that the Ethereal/Wireshark installer checks if there
already is another program associated with the filetype.
I have seen similar behavior where I have another program associated
with .cap-files or similar. 

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