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Wireshark-dev: [Wireshark-dev] Installation problem with wireshark 1.2.7

From: "Jayapal Reddy (jayaredd)" <jayaredd@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2010 17:51:13 +0530
Title: [Wireshark-dev] Installation problem with wireshark 1.2.7

Hi Jaap,
Thanks for your reply.
I have taken the code using SVN from
And I have changed one file plugins directory and build in windows environment

the following is the information about the build, from help->about wireshark

Version 1.2.7-(SVN Rev 31743)

Copyright 1998-2010 Gerald Combs <gerald@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> and contributors.
This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO

Compiled with GTK+ 2.18.5, with GLib 2.22.3, with WinPcap (version unknown),
with libz 1.2.3, without POSIX capabilities, without libpcre, with SMI 0.4.8,
with c-ares 1.7.0, with Lua 5.1, with GnuTLS 2.8.5, with Gcrypt 1.4.5, with MIT
Kerberos, with GeoIP, with PortAudio V19-devel (built Feb  1 2010), with

Running on Windows XP Service Pack 3, build 2600, with WinPcap version 4.1.1
(packet.dll version, based on libpcap version 1.0 branch 1_0_rel0b
(20091008), GnuTLS 2.8.5, Gcrypt 1.4.5, without AirPcap.

Built using Microsoft Visual C++ 9.0 build 30729

Wireshark is Open Source Software released under the GNU General Public License.

Check the man page and for more information.

Please let me if you need more information



First of all there is now Wireshark 1.2.7, yet. There tarballs of SVN
versions and a few compiled prereleases.
You never stated exactly what installation you did, either build by
yourself, a prerelease or otherwise.
Refer to the developer guide to see what's involved with the setup of a
Windows development environment, especially concerning vcredist.exe


On Tue, 16 Feb 2010 16:52:06 +0530, "Jayapal Reddy (jayaredd)"
<jayar...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Installation problem with wireshark 1.2.7    
> Hi All,
>  while installing the wireshark 1.2.7, it was showing installation
> success.
>  But when the wireshark.exe is running the following error is coming.
>  "This application has failed to start because the application
> configuration is incorrect.Reinstalling the application may fix the
> problem"
>  But this problem is not coming at all,if the PC is installed with
> Visual C++ 2008 Express Edition.
>  Is this dependency on VC++ 2008 Express Edition is mandatory?
>  Is there any other way to remove this dependency?
>  Your answer is appreciated.
>  -Jayapal