Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] building wireshark in linux
From: ajay seshadri <[email protected]>
Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2010 00:03:06 -0700 (PDT)
Hi Chris,

Thanks a lot for the reply. I went through the description for unix files in doc/README.plugins.

They ask us to:
1. set an environment variable : WIRESHARK_RUN_FROM_BUILD_DIRECTORY=1 (can you please tell me where this change has to be made?)

2. set up a working root using - ./configure --prefix=${HOME}/build/root
(again not sure where this change has to be made)
and build wireshark to install there using 'make install'

Can you please tell me if the steps for making changes to the existing Wireshark files and adding the make files to the dissector plugin directory remain the same?

Also, if I am not mistaken, setting up the working root will automatically  read the appropriate plugins from their respective paths, we don't have to copy paste the *.so files anywhere like we do it for *.dll in windows?

I could build it successfully in windows. I am relatively new to linux and hence had some doubts regarding the same.

I would appreciate any help in this regard.

Thanks and Best Regards,

From: "Maynard, Chris" <[email protected]>
To: Developer support list for Wireshark <[email protected]>
Sent: Tue, July 27, 2010 2:02:10 AM
Subject: Re: [Wireshark-dev] building wireshark in linux

Have you read doc/README.plugins?

- Chris


From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of ajay seshadri
Sent: Monday, July 26, 2010 3:14 PM
To: Developer support list for Wireshark
Subject: [Wireshark-dev] building wireshark in linux




What are the changes to be made to compile and run a Wireshark dissector plugin in Linux? The developer's manual gives in depth information about the changes to be made to the various files (including *.nmake) to compile it in windows. 


Is 'make all' sufficient in linux? Would it generate a *.so file? I would appreciate it if anyone could guide me in this regard. 






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