Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Application failed to start because the application configur
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From: Stephen Fisher <[email protected]>
Date: Thu, 31 May 2007 17:03:48 -0700
On Thu, May 31, 2007 at 04:38:39AM -0700, Pataki Szilard wrote:

> I wrote two new dissectors and compiled them as plugins, following the 
> instructions in the Developer guide. I also created the executable 
> installer (using NSIS). The installer works (it also installs 
> WinPCap), but Wireshark starts up only on the PC, where it has been 
> built. In other words, if I take the installer, perform the 
> installation on another PC and start Wireshark, I get the following 
> error message: "The application failed to start, because the 
> application configuration is incorrect. Reinstalling the application 
> might solve the problem."

What if you build an installer on the first machine and don't include 
the additional plugins?  Does it still give that error message?

> Any clues, what the problem might be? How can I get a bit more verbose 
> error messages?

Not sure, I usually use Unix.  Sorry.

> I also tried to copy my own dissectors (2 dlls) into the plugins/ 
> folder of a default Wireshark installation (as downloaded from WWW). 
> The error message was "mydissector.dll not found.", where mydissector 
> is the name of my dissector :-)

That is known to not always work because of API changes between each 
version.  Basically, you have to use the plugins on the exact same build 
version/SVN revision as you built them with right now.