Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Compiling under MSVC 6.0 - simple Q, clear cut A ?
From: "Douglas Pratley" <[email protected]>
Date: Fri, 1 Dec 2006 10:43:15 -0000

The wiki tips page has a couple of useful sections on debugging and setting up browse info for MSVC.




I’ve also done it by creating a dummy static library project and using Wireshark as the “program” under the debug settings (useful for putting a breakpoint in start-up code).






From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of Sleep Less
Sent: 01 December 2006 10:36
To: Developer support list for Wireshark
Subject: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Compiling under MSVC 6.0 - simple Q,clear cut A ?



thanks for the willingness to assist.

I did one thing : created an empty directory c:\wireshark-win32-libs

and then ran the nmake -f makefile.nmake all

with no further problems whatsoever.

Since my install was a "clean" one (no previous wireshark builds etc.)

I guess this may happen to others as well.

If I may, one other short Q - the manual does not specify how I can use the MSVC IDE

to debug wireshark, which was my main reason for building it.

Is there a way to do that?


Anders Broman <[email protected]> wrote:

What version are you trying to build?
What does the line
In the file tools/win32-setup.sh say?

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I have faithfully followed the Cygwin/packages installation, done the
distclean and verify_tools stages. At the setup stage I get an error at the
glib part:
bash tools\win32-setup.sh --appverify cl link nmake bash
bison flex env grep /usr/bin/find perl env python sed
unzip wget
Checking for required applications:
cl: /cygdrive/d/PROGRA~1/MICROS~1/VC98/BIN/cl
link: /cygdrive/d/PROGRA~1/MICROS~1/VC98/BIN/link
nmake: /cygdrive/d/PROGRA~1/MICROS~1/VC98/BIN/nmake
bash: /usr/bin/bash
bison: /usr/bin/bison
flex: /usr/bin/flex
env: /usr/bin/env
grep: /usr/bin/grep
/usr/bin/find: /usr/bin/find
perl: /usr/bin/perl
env: /usr/bin/env
python: /cygdrive/c/ibmtools/python22/python
sed: /usr/bin/sed
unzip: /usr/bin/unzip
wget: /usr/bin/wget
****** glib-2.6.6.zip ******
No HTTP proxy specified (http_proxy and HTTP_PROXY are empty).
Downloading gtk2.6/glib-2.6.6.zip into , installing into glib

ERROR: Can't find glib
So while I fully believe it "cleanly" works for many, obviously there is
something missing in the manual.
Any tips would be much appreciated.

Anders Broman wrote:
And note that Wireshark can't be built "without the other tools"
on any system.

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Skickat: den 30 november 2006 22:16
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Just faithfully follow the developer guides guidelines on setting up your
development environment, including cygwin and its tools, as well gathering
the libraries.

Tried it a couple of times, never failed on me.


On Thu, 30 Nov 2006, Sleep Less wrote:

> Hi All,
> from Andre Martin's recent (Nov 2) posting it is not clear to me if
> can be indeed compiled under MSVC 6.0 in a hassle free manner?
> The developers doc is really partial, e.g on page 24 section 2.6.2 the
nmake example
> seems to give an example of a failure, not of the correct usage.
> Also instruction on how to run wireshark on MSVC6 debugger (2.5.3) are
> So I'd be most appreciative on anyone who has done it can give a short
description of what it involves.
> Initial system is assumed to be a "clean" MSVC 6.0, no other tools,
Windows XP SP2.
> thanks,
> Haim
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