Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Problem with MIME type on Windows platform

From: Jaap Keuter <jaap.keuter@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 16 Jun 2006 23:25:24 +0200 (CEST)

Could it be related to the fact that the Ethereal installer was build with
NSIS 2.08 and Wireshark with NSIS 2.17? Maybe NSIS has changed in this


On Fri, 16 Jun 2006, Runyon,Steve wrote:

> Thanks for your response.
> The problem is not with a file-type association, it is with a mime-type
> association.
> 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:martin.regner@xxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Friday, June 16, 2006 1:40 PM
> To: wireshark-dev@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> 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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