Wireshark-dev: [Wireshark-dev] After rpm install, dumpcap not found when trying to capture
From: "Maynard, Chris" <[email protected]>
Date: Wed, 26 Jul 2006 15:33:07 -0400
I recently created and installed a wireshark rpm on a PC running Fedora
Core 4.  After rpm install, I ran wireshark and attempted to capture
packets, but the following errors resulted in 2 separate popup dialog
boxes:

1)	Couldn't run /usr/X11R6/bin/dumpcap in child process:
	No such file or directory
				[OK]

2)	Child capture process exited: exit status 2
				[OK]


Since I did not specify where to install any of the wireshark
components, it seems that the default installation directory for
Wireshark is /usr/X11R6/bin/, but the default installation directory for
dumpcap is /usr/bin/.  This I verified via "rpm -ql".  However, it seems
that wireshark is looking for dumpcap in /usr/X11R6/bin/ and since it's
not there, the capturing fails.

For now I have remedied this problem by creating a symbolic link named
dumpcap in /usr/X11R6/bin/ that points to /usr/bin/dumpcap.

So, has anyone else run into this problem, or did I do something wrong
when I built the rpm?

Thanks,
Chris


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