Installing Wireshark – Muddled Alternatives

You might have had some problems with Wireshark installations recently, I certainly have! After installing and removing the Wireshark files from the repository, I ended up with the error message below when re-installing. warning: %postun(wireshark-qt-2.6.4-1.x86_64) scriptlet failed, exit status 2Non-fatal POSTUN scriptlet failure in rpm package wireshark-qt-2.6.4-1.x86_64 Apparently the file that stores the alternatives for…

Wireshark – Building RPMs a different way since 2.6.4

The Wireshark team are changing the way they support the toolsets to build the program. There are alerts at the end of the ./configure step that indicates configure: Builds using Autotools might be removed in the future. So it was no surprise that when building Wireshark 2.6.4 that the make rpm-package failed with the following…

Wireshark on CentOS 7 (TL;DR version)

You need to get a copy of a later Wireshark (version 2.4) on your CentOS 7 system, without needing to follow all the instructions in Building Wireshark 2.4.0 for Centos 7. Wireshark provides one of the widest used network analysis tools available. Update: 3 December 2018 The repository will deploy Wireshark 2.6.5 by default Update:…

Building Wireshark 2.4.0 for CentOS 7

Some of you might have found the earlier post on Building a Wireshark for CentOS 7. Since then several releases of Wireshark have passed, and now Wireshark has released version 2.4.0 as a stable version. You could skip to the TL;DR version if you just want the application. Don’t forget the release notes! Update: 12…

#SaferInternetDay – so let’s sign some things, like that new repository

It’s Safer Internet Day today. #giveasmile Part of being safe on the Internet is making sure you know what you are downloading.. so let’s make sure that you’re downloading those Wireshark repositories using what I published, and not what someone else might have exchanged the files with the meantime. We’ll create some GPG keys to…