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.


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.)