Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Dissector Portability
From: Chiru Reddy <[email protected]>
Date: Thu, 18 Feb 2010 10:53:35 +0530

Brain,

I could get the answer

  1. If wireshark is compiled on a machine ...... If we place our dissector(.so) in 
    /usr/local/lib/wireshark/plugins/1.0.0/.... it works straight away
  2. If wireshark for a machine came with distribution (Fedora) ,that does not have the above patch.In such case keep the .so file in /usr/lib/wireshark/plugins/1.0.0/......


Please let me know if iam not clear




Regards
Chiru

On Wed, Feb 17, 2010 at 7:49 PM, Brian Oleksa <[email protected]> wrote:
Chiru

I am not sure I understand your question.

When I go out in the field... I carry my usb stick with me. On the stick
I will have my .so file and .dll file (for windows and linux). As long
as that machine has wireshark installed on it...I drop my file in place,
start wireshark and see
my dissector working.

That machine now has wireshark and my dissector in place... there is no
need to install wireshark again.

Not sure if this helps...if needed...can you collaborate some more..??

Thanks,
Brian



Chiru Reddy wrote:
> Thanks Brain
>
> But if they have the wireshark  which came with distribution ,is there
> a way to plugin this dissector into that machine.so that they need not
> install wireshark again.
>
> Regards
> Chiru
>
> On Wed, Feb 17, 2010 at 7:29 PM, Brian Oleksa
> <[email protected]
> <mailto:[email protected]>> wrote:
>
>     Chiru
>
>     Yes....if you developed your dissector on your local linux
>     machine...once you compiled it... it will create a <your
>     dissector>.so file.
>
>     This .so file can be given to someone that is running Fedora with
>     wireshark installed and they can then run your dissector.
>
>     All they have to do is put the .so file in the plugin directory and it
>     will work.
>
>     Hopes this helps.
>
>     Thanks,
>     Brian
>
>
>
>     Chiru Reddy wrote:
>     > Hi All
>     >
>     > I have developed a dissector .
>     > Can some one use this dissector on their PC's with out compiling
>     > wireshark source.
>     > Can i install this plugin to a Fedora supplied wireshark.
>     >
>     >
>     > Thanks in Advance
>     > Chiranjeevi
>     >
>     >
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