Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] building wireshark in linux
From: ajay seshadri <[email protected]>
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2010 04:27:46 -0700 (PDT)
Thanks a lot Chris.

Since I am building it as a plugin, I actually paste the dll in the ..wireshark\wireshark-gtk2\plugins\my_protocol folder to make it work. It doesn't show the added protocol otherwise.

I get this message : sudo: ./autogen.sh: command not found for ./autogen.sh.
I have installed autoconf2.66, automake-1.9 and libtool-2.2. Am I missing out on the installation of any files?



From: "Maynard, Chris" <[email protected]>
To: Developer support list for Wireshark <[email protected]>
Sent: Tue, July 27, 2010 6:59:55 PM
Subject: Re: [Wireshark-dev] building wireshark in linux

1. export WIRESHARK_RUN_FROM_BUILD_DIRECTORY=1

2. “./configure --prefix=${HOME}/build/root”: That’s an example of what you type on the command-line during the configure step.

 

As far as I know, everything in the README.plugins is accurate and applicable.

 

BTW, on Windows, you don’t have to copy any plugin .dll’s anywhere.  Just run wireshark.exe from the wireshark-gtk2\ directory.

- Chris

 

 

From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of ajay seshadri
Sent: Tuesday, July 27, 2010 3:03 AM
To: Developer support list for Wireshark
Subject: Re: [Wireshark-dev] building wireshark in linux

 

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,
Ajay


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

 

Hi, 

 

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. 

 

Thanks,

Ajay

 

 

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