Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] 1.11.0 release
From: Jeff Morriss <[email protected]>
Date: Fri, 11 Oct 2013 10:29:27 -0400
On 10/09/13 09:15, Bálint Réczey wrote:
Hi Guy,

2013/10/9 Guy Harris <[email protected]>:
I think nowadays almost no one builds Wireshark for their own (apart
from Developers) and those who do can easily
install the tools for it.
Hmmm, I'm not so sure about that statement.  I've seen (questions from) 
plenty of folks using Redhat EL/CentOS who compile their own Wireshark 
because what comes from the vendor is too old.
Maybe things have improved in the Solaris world but last time I tried 
using a package system I gave up and went back to compiling my own.  The 
package system was pulling in too much junk I didn't want/need, it often 
just plain didn't work, and after all that the Wireshark package was 
still too old.
Of course things are relative: if you compare the hundreds of thousands 
of downloads a month of the Windows installers against those who compile 
their own, yes, "almost no one" compiles their own. ;-)  But I suspect 
among non-Linux *NIX users there are a fair number who still compile 
their own.