Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] How to build on MACOS (with revised instructions)
From: Guy Harris <[email protected]>
Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2011 12:36:30 -0700
On Jun 26, 2011, at 8:10 AM, Joerg Mayer wrote:

> Thanks to everyone who responded! I've just finished my first build and
> run of Wireshark (took me about 3 hours).
> 
> The result of your instructions, hints and remarks is included below. Maybe we
> can include it after some reviewing/ testing/ tweaking into the documentation.

Hmm.

In the Windows VC nmake file, we have rules to download the binary packages of the support libraries.

Should we supply your setup script, and perhaps a setup rule in Makefile.am, for OS X?

(Any other UN*Xes for which we should do that?  For most Linux distributions you can probably just install packages for the various required and optional support libraries, including the developer packages, but I suspect trying to enumerate the right packages for particular releases of particular distributions would be too much work.  *BSD might be similar, with their various ports/packages databases.  That leaves the usual commercial-UNIX suspects - Solaris, HP-UX, AIX, and various end-of-lifed UN*Xes such as Tru64 UNIX.)