Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] [Wireshark-bugs] [Bug 3422] New dissector for Genisys protoc
From: Bill Meier <[email protected]>
Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2010 15:54:09 -0400
--- Comment #6 from Simon Dreyer <[email protected]> 2010-03-28 19:31:52 PDT ---
Hi Folks I am trying to implement the genisys dissector without much success.
Is the code that is linked to the "New patch to add genisys dissector" link a
single file that must be saved as "packet-genisys.c" and compiled? or what must
be done.
Is there somewhere where I can get the group of files associated with this
dissector eg Makefile.am, makefile.common, moduleinfo.h .... I am sorry if this
is not the correct place for this type of request but this is all I could find.
Many thanks Simon

(The wireshark-dev mailing list is the correct place for this discussion).

You first need to be able to build Wireshark from source.

The Developer's Guide has lots of information about the process of setting up a build environment, obtaining the sources and doing the build.
See: http://www.wireshark.org:   Develop ! Developer's Guide

Once you've accomplished that you can then apply the patch
attached to Bug #3422 (using the 'patch' program) and then rebuild Wireshark.
The patch (presumably) has all the required source & Makefile changes to 
build the genisys dissector as part of Wireshark.
I should note, however, that the patch is a year old so it may not apply 
cleanly against the current source tree or even the sources for the 
current 'stable' version of Wireshark (1.2.6).