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Old 11-15-2016, 10:36 PM   #1
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how do I install wireshark on ubuntu?


I am trying to install wireshark on ubuntu 14.04. Since the repositories have an extremely old version, I am trying to install someone else's build. I am told the instructions are as follows:

1. install GTK2
apt-get install libgtk2.0-dev

2. Download the libpcap source

3. in the source directory: <------- I AM STUCK HERE

./configure
make
make install

4. download the wireshark source
5. in the source directory:

./configure
make
make check
make install

6. Root privilege is needed to run wireshark. Needs access to devices
7. to run wireshark from application menu:

gksu wireshark

8. To run wireshark from command line:

sudo wireshark
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I do not understand what to do, apparently. I have installed the GTK2, and have the libpcap source file in my downloads folder. the path is /home/tim/Downloads but when I do ./configure I get "no file or directory found." I have tried sudo install "filename", and get an error for no destination path. I can't install the libpcap because I am unsure how to maneuver into the "source directory". Can someone help me? I cannot "cd" into the file so I'm really frustrated, because this does not make sense to me. Learning curve for linux is intense.
 
Old 11-16-2016, 02:25 AM   #2
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what did you download exactly (and where is it from?)
probably you need to unpack it first (tar xvf <downloaded file>)
 
Old 11-16-2016, 03:08 AM   #3
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Also, before you go further than step 2, please read up on making your own package. There is a source package for Wireshark. Use that instead and drop in your new tarball, assuming you got the tarball from the Wireshark project itself.


PS. Later, don't run Wireshark as root. You can either save the packet stream to a file and work on it that way or use process substitution to make it work with "tcpdump".

Code:
wireshark -k -i <( sudo tcpdump -li eth0 -w - "not port 80" )
Doing it that way contains some of the potential for harm and lets the graphical parts run as a somewhat unprivileged user.
 
Old 11-16-2016, 12:21 PM   #4
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wireshark is in the universe repository:

sudo apt-add-repository universe
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install wireshark

http://askubuntu.com/questions/70084...h-ubuntu-14-04
 
Old 11-16-2016, 04:03 PM   #5
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I downloaded

libpcap-1.8.1.tar.gz

From

http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs...t/libpcap.html

The instructions I got from: https://ask.wireshark.org/questions/...r-ubuntu-linux

What is the latest version of wireshark in the linux repositories? I will use the method given, but hope it doesn't lack anything I may need. I am not an advanced user of wireshark, but I hope all the filters are there.
 
Old 11-17-2016, 12:13 AM   #6
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that page looks outdated (from wireshark), please follow post #4.
 
  


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