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Wireshark-users: Re: [Wireshark-users] Help about graphic problems

From: Guy Harris <guy@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2007 03:46:34 -0700
Sync ma wrote:

I try to build graphic wireshark on RHEL5, just follow the user guide step by step (Section 2.3 & 2.4).

But I cound not get a graphic wireshark in KDE.

Do you have GTK+ installed, including any developer package for GTK+?

If not, you can't build Wireshark, you can only build TShark. For better or worse, Wireshark uses GTK+, not Qt, as its graphical toolkit, so merely installing KDE, including KDE developer packages, is *NOT* sufficient to allow Wireshark to be built - just as, for example, it's not sufficient to allow the GIMP, or Nautilus, or Evolution, or any *other* GTK+ program to be built.

(That's a disadvantage of the diversity of GUI toolkits in X11; any given desktop environment might not be sufficient to run all GUI applications, and any given desktop environment's developer packages might not be sufficient to build all GUI applications.)