Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Help on installing wireshark on Windows XP
From: Peter Johansson <[email protected]>
Date: Wed, 28 Oct 2009 07:23:04 +0100
2009/10/28 Siva S <[email protected]>

    If I do "nmake -f makefile.nmake process_libs", then also it was trying to download the library files. I have given the library files path also.   
Thanks & Regards,
Siva S

Peter Johansson wrote:
2009/10/27 Siva S <[email protected]>

    Thanks for your comments.
    If I do nmake -f Makefile.nmake allthen, this is the error I got.
    "ERROR: Package glib_2.18.1-1_win32.zip is needed but is apparently not downloaded;"
    I think I have to explicitly configure wireshark with the library paths. I was not able to do "nmake -f Makefile.nmake setup" because, I don't have a internet connection. So, I downloaded all the library files required by wireshark and installed it on "C:/wireshark-win32-libs/".
    Please help me on this. Thanks in advance.

Thanks & Regards,
Siva S

Graham Bloice wrote:
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

Since you downloaded the libraries on your own rather than by "nmake -f makefile.nmake setup" you most likely also need to edit your config.nmake file and adjust the WIRESHARK_LIBS to pinpoint to where you downloaded the libraries.
Once WIRESHARK_LIBS points to the correct location, you should be able to run "nmake -f makefile.nmake process_libs" that will then process the downloaded libraries preparing them for the build (extracting/decompressing/whatever).
When that is done, run "nmake -f makefile.nmake verify_tools" to ensure that nothing else is missing.
Then (if you passed the steps above), you should be able to compile and link!
Regards, Peter
It only actually attempts to download the library files if you put them in the "wrong location", my guess is that you do not have WIRESHARK_LIBS pointing in the right direction yet.
When I do "nmake -f makefile.nmake process_libs" on my machine I get the following:
c:\Wireshark>nmake -f makefile.nmake process_libs
Microsoft (R) Program Maintenance Utility Version 8.00.50727.762
Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.

****** glib_2.20.5-1_win32.zip ******
Using Internet Explorer proxy settings.
HTTP proxy (proxy.se.abb.com:81) has been specified and will be used.
Downloading gtk2.16/glib_2.20.5-1_win32.zip into C:\WIRESH~3, installing into glib
File `glib_2.20.5-1_win32.zip' already there; not retrieving.
Notice the last line on the "...already there; not retrieving".
Regards, Peter