Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] my dissector breaks with updated 1.6 source and libs
Date: Fri, 8 Jul 2011 22:31:14 -0400 (EDT)

Thanks for the reply.

My dissector worked when I updated libs and sources from 1.2 to 1.4. So I
figured it would work from 1.4 to 1.6. But it did not.

I did get the latest libs and sources and I did recompile everything...but
I ended up with some errors (which I will need to dig through).

But I got this one error that I am not sure what it means. Wireshark
(version 1.6) did start up properly. I was able to load a .pcap capture
file....but when I click on one of the rows in the tree...I got the below
error. Any thoughts..??

The error was:

22:26:55   Err  new_fi->hfinfo->type 28 <FT_PCRE> not handled


> Brian Oleksa <[email protected]> writes:
>> I have updated to the latest sources today as well as the latest libs.
>> I put my dissector in place and it crashes. It ran just fine on 1.4.X
> So you previously built a plugin dissector against 1.4.x and dropped it
> into the
> 1.6.0 plugins directory expecting it to work?  This has never been
> supported
> because we have yet to lock down the API/ABI, but even if we did, there's
> no
> reason to expect a 1.4 plugin to work against 1.6.  I don't think we'd
> ever go
> so far as to guarantee binary compatibility across anything other than
> micro
> versions.  You will simply have to recompile your plugin against the 1.6
> sources
> if you intend to use it with 1.6.x.
>> What are the major changes...??
> Read the release notes for the major changes.
>> WHY is this always a problem. Where can I get help with fixing my
>> problems..??
> Why?  Because Wireshark continues to evolve.
> Where can you get help?  -wireshark-devel, ask.wireshark.org,
> README.developer,
> the Wireshark source code, your colleagues, someone you pay for help, etc.
> Basically, the usual places.
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