Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] should extcap dir be a preference?
From: Guy Harris <[email protected]>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:51:38 -0700
On Aug 26, 2014, at 6:57 AM, Martin Kaiser <[email protected]> wrote:

> at the moment, the directory for the extcap binaries is defined at
> compile time.
> 
> When I first tried extcap a year ago, I created a patch to make the
> extcap directory a preference. This was much easier for me to handle
> when I played with several extcaps that needed frequent recompiling.

So why is it easier to handle with the directory being a preference?  As far as I know, we don't have a preference for the directory in which Lua scripts are found, for example.

Is it because the extcaps were in *different* directories, and you needed to point Wireshark at the directory for the extcap on which you're working?

If so, does that make the path more like $PATH, so that you might want to have a *list* of directories?