Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Ethereal to Wireshark issues [patch]
From: "Steve Grinwis" <[email protected]>
Date: Wed, 26 Jul 2006 16:13:22 -0400
Ok.  Please find attached my patch for readme.win32.  It should
hopefully be a good starting point for people trying to build Wireshark
on windows for the first time.






-----Original Message-----
From: [email protected]
[mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of Cook, Timothy
Sent: Wednesday, July 26, 2006 3:51 PM
To: Developer support list for Wireshark
Subject: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Ethereal to Wireshark issues

My mistake, the distclean should be used after the verify_tools. 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: [email protected] 
> [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of 
> Cook, Timothy
> Sent: Wednesday, July 26, 2006 3:47 PM
> To: Developer support list for Wireshark
> Subject: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Ethereal to Wireshark issues
> 
> You may want to include: nmake -fmakefile.nmake distclean as 
> the first step.  This will get rid of auto generated files 
> that may cause initial Win32 build to fail.
> 
> -Tim
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: [email protected]
> > [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of Steve 
> > Grinwis
> > Sent: Wednesday, July 26, 2006 2:47 PM
> > To: Developer support list for Wireshark
> > Subject: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Ethereal to Wireshark issues
> > 
> > I'm going to work up a path to the readme.win32 to include this 
> > information.  I think it would be a good idea to include standard 
> > build instructions something like this:
> > 
> > To get a standard build working:
> > 
> > To start setup and download all the required packages:
> > Nmake -f Makefile.nmake setup
> > 
> > To verify that you have all of the tools required to build 
> Wireshark:
> > Nmake -f Makefile.nmake verify_tools
> > 
> > To build Wireshark:
> > Nmake -f Makefile.nmake
> > 
> > To get Wireshark Ready to run:
> > Nmake -f Makefile.nmake install-deps
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > Did I forget anything?  If that's all the required steps to get a 
> > running ethereal, then I'll make up a patch for
> > readme.win32 and we'll
> > go from there.   Having this kind of info would have been a 
> great help
> > when I started working with Ethereal/Wireshark
> > 
> > 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: [email protected]
> > [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of Peter 
> > Johansson
> > Sent: Wednesday, July 26, 2006 9:58 AM
> > To: Developer support list for Wireshark
> > Subject: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Ethereal to Wireshark issues
> > 
> > One have to remember though to run nmake with the 
> install-deps build 
> > target after every recompilation of the source (for any change you 
> > make). Otherwise Wireshark is started with the old compiled code. I 
> > can't remember the amount of times I have been trying to 
> debug my code 
> > and it just does not seem to be executing what I just rewrote.
> > 
> > Why is the install-deps build target not a default operation when 
> > building on Windows? Is there a reason for it?
> > 
> > / Regards, Peter
> > 
> > Steve Grinwis wrote:
> > > Hey all,
> > >
> > > 	Using the install-deps build target fixed the problem.  
> > It works like
> > > a charm (well... it loads the plugin).  Now the only problems
> > that
> > > I have are ones with my code.   And I can deal with my 
> > code.   Thanks
> > so
> > > much!
> > >
> > > -Steve
> > >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: [email protected]
> > > [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of
> > Jaap Keuter
> > > Sent: Wednesday, July 26, 2006 5:11 AM
> > > To: Developer support list for Wireshark
> > > Subject: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Ethereal to Wireshark issues
> > >
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > Isn't that why we have the install-deps build target?
> > >
> > > Thanx,
> > > Jaap
> > >
> > > On Wed, 26 Jul 2006, Graham Bloice wrote:
> > >
> > >   
> > >>> I rebuilt Wireshark to see if I could find any errors in
> > the build.
> > >>>       
> > > I
> > >   
> > >>> came across a few things.
> > >>>
> > >>>       
> > >> <SNIP>
> > >>
> > >>     
> > >>>         rm -rf 0.99.2
> > >>>
> > >>>
> > >>> It actually removes the 0.99.2 directory after it builds the
> > >>>       
> > > plug-ins.
> > >   
> > >>> And the whole "Cannot find module" error looks very 
> similar to the
> > >>>       
> > > error
> > >   
> > >>> I get at run time.   Any thoughts?
> > >>>
> > >>>
> > >>>       
> > >> On windows, you can't run Wireshark from the build 
> directory.  The
> > >>     
> > > makefiles
> > >   
> > >> temporarily create an environment that can run the exe 
> to generate
> > >>     
> > > some docs
> > >   
> > >> etc., then destroy it.
> > >>
> > >> I have a batch file that I run after building that copies all the
> > >>     
> > > dll's and
> > >   
> > >> exe's to the appropriate places that a previous standard
> > install has
> > >>     
> > > created
> > >   
> > >> and I then run the app from there.
> > >>
> > >> You can also install nsis and make an installer, but that
> > takes a lot
> > >>     
> > > longer
> > >   
> > >> than just copying the executables.
> > >>
> > >> Graham
> > >>
> > >>     



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