Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Help on installing wireshark on Windows XP
From: Graham Bloice <[email protected]>
Date: Tue, 27 Oct 2009 13:19:56 +0000
Jaap Keuter wrote:
Don't work in cygwin window. Do nmake in 'DOS box'

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On 27 okt 2009, at 12:59, Siva S <[email protected]> wrote:


   I am trying to install wireshark in windows XP. I have installed
WinPcap also. I was using cygwin to install wireshark.
   I have added one dissector parser code which is working fine in
linux. After doing "make distclean" in linux environment, and I have
taken the same source code to install it in windows machine.

   If I am doing ./configure, it was showing the error "error: Can't
link with library libpcap.".
   Can anybody help me on this?. Please correct me if I was wrong.

Thanks & Regards,
To amplify Japp's advice, Wireshark on Windows is built with the Visual Studio toolset using nmake.  Cygwin is required, but only for some small tools not natively provided on Windows.

Read the Developers Guide on tool setup: http://www.wireshark.org/docs/wsdg_html_chunked/ChSetupWin32.html


Graham Bloice