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Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Wireshark fails to run on Mac OS X (10.6.8) (installed from

From: Michael Tüxen <[email protected]>
Date: Wed, 6 Jul 2011 17:13:05 +0200
On Jul 6, 2011, at 1:20 PM, Mark Bush wrote:

> I have a Mac with all updates installed.
> Wireshark 1.6 installed successfully from the install package for 10.6, however it fails to run!  It produces a crash report (enclosed).
> There is nothing in the documentation that indicates that I need anything else installed, nor is there anything specific about system requirements for Macs, however I have installed X11 and Xcode from the original install discs for my system.
> Is there something in the documentation I have missed?  It seems that the binary package is not suitable for a 10.6 system!
> I have even tried the 1.4.7 installer with the same result, (ie, requiring a newer version of the PNG library than exists on my system), so it seems that Wireshark is built for a future version of MacOS?
> Any help gratefully received...
You need to apply all system updates from Apple. I checked the buildbot and my MacBookAir: Both report
[mba:~] tuexen% otool -L /usr/X11/lib/libpng12.0.dylib
	/usr/X11/lib/libpng12.0.dylib (compatibility version 45.0.0, current version 45.0.0)
	/usr/lib/libz.1.dylib (compatibility version 1.0.0, current version 1.2.3)
	/usr/lib/libSystem.B.dylib (compatibility version 1.0.0, current version 125.2.0)

So the binary is as intended.

Best regards
> Mark
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