Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] custom plugin dll - can it be dropped into another WS instal
From: "CHRIS AKERS" <[email protected]>
Date: Fri, 7 Nov 2008 22:16:50 +0000
I'm unsure of anyone else's experience but this has never worked for
me - and I have also got the same C++ error boxes during the dissector
loading on startup.  I suppose, in theory, it would be ideal if you
could just drop the dll in, but I have resigned to the fact that I
have to deliver a custom build to users if I want them to be able to
use my plugins.  Ideally (and keeping in with the spirit of
open-source) you should check in your new dissector to the Wireshark
SVN repository and get it included in the next build so your users can
just download an official version, but I can understand (as I'm in
that situation) that your firm may not want details of their
proprietry protocol's made available in open source.

On a side note, the only thing I don't like about it is the words
'Development Build' stamped on the UI graphics - but you tend to find
that once users have seen how useful it can be they forget about it :)

If anyone knows a way around this, though, I'd also be very grateful
for the advice!


On Fri, Nov 7, 2008 at 5:10 PM, Kaatz, David <[email protected]> wrote:
> I build a dissector plugin dll on the 1.0.4 source.
> Should I be able to just give someone who has installed WS 1.0.4 my new
> dll and it will work if they put it in their $(INSTALLDIR)\plugins\1.0.4
> directory?  Because I tested that on my own system and it causes a
> couple errors at startup, although WS will run I click through the
> errors.
> If it is possible what are the steps I need to take to get the dll to
> work this way?
> Attached jpgs show the errors.
> Thanks Chris for your prompt reply to my earlier installer question.
> Dave
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