Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] 0.99.5 - 1.0.0
Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2008 12:02:29 +0100
I'm not getting any debug info in Wireshark itself, but if I look into it I'll keep your comments in mind. Thanks.

The link Jaap pointed me at sounds like the most likely cause. So I guess I'll either need to update my dev version to 1.0.0 or stick with 0.99.5.

Cheers Guys

-----Original Message-----
From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of Thomas Boehne
Sent: 26 June 2008 11:58
To: [email protected]
Subject: Re: [Wireshark-dev] 0.99.5 - 1.0.0


On Thursday 26 June 2008 09:51, [email protected] wrote:
> Ages ago I wrote a dissector for Wireshark 0.99.5, which worked fine.
> I've just tried using Wireshark 1.0.0 and with the same trace I get a
> malformed packet on the decode! Has anyone else had this problem?

I had the same problem a few weeks ago. I had to fix several things: 

- hidden elements are deprecated and seem to be treated differently
  than with 0.99.5

- for some fields (i.e., FT_INT) combined with certain display styles
  (i.e., BASE_HEX) are invalid - however that should cause an
  assertion to fail. Do you see any debug output on the console?

I think that (in my case) the malformed packet problem was caused by
an DISSECTOR_ASSERT_NOT_REACHED macro in proto.c that was reached
because the hidden fields are now treated differently, but I am not

Best regards
Thomas Böhne

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