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…

Enabling Lua in Wireshark for custom dissectors

Joel has dropped me an email and asked if Lua (which should never, ever be LUA) could be enabled in the CentOS Wireshark builds. I wanted to thank you for your Centos 7 repository.  Your Wireshark package has saved me a lot of time! I have a request: on your next Wireshark build, would you enable…

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…