Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Porting Ethereal dissectors to Wireshark
From: Jaap Keuter <[email protected]>
Date: Fri, 30 Oct 2009 08:04:07 +0100
Gustavo wrote:
Hi everybody,
I'm trying to port some dissectors from Ethereal to Wireshark plugins. They work and build without any problems in Ethereal (version 0.99.0) but when I try to separate and build them in Wireshark I have a lot of linking (unresolved symbol) problems. It seems like that functions/data structures in ethereal files (and needed and included by the dissectors) have been removed or renamed in the corresponding Wireshark files (usually located under the epan directory). If I import in the plugin the Ethereal version of the included files I can build some plugins (for others there are too many files to import).
Is it so difficult to port a dissector from Ethereal to Wireshark? Reading the code they seems quite similar. Am I doing something wrong? Is there any guide dedicated to the transition from Ethereal to Wireshark?

Thank you in advance,


Have a look at doc/README.plugins in the Wireshark source tree. At the end is some discussion how to port forward old style dissectors.