Hi everyone! I use Ubuntu Linux and would like to download Wireshark. But in the list of Third-Party Packages, the link to download it for Ubuntu takes me to a page that says that Wireshark software does not exist for Ubuntu. (Here's the link: http://packages.ubuntu.com/search?suite=all&searchon=names&keywords=wireshark)
So does that mean it's not possible for me to download it for my computer? Or is there some other way?
Please note my knowledge of computers is only basic. Thank you so much to anyone who is willing to help me! :)
asked 08 May '12, 10:34
should download and install Wireshark for you*. The search page you give also fails to find other packages that I know to exist for Ubuntu (e.g.
*It will probably not be the latest version, since the package repositories tend to lag behind a few releases, but if you absolutely need the latest version, you're better off building it yourself.
answered 08 May '12, 10:43
I used to build Wireshark 1.8.2 from source. The version in the Ubuntu repository is ancient. Wireshark 1.8.2 has dissectors for MMS, GOOSE and Sampled Values.
1) Install GTK 2:
4) Download the wireshark source
6) Root privilege is needed to run wireshark - it needs access to network devices
8) To run wireshark from the command line:
answered 08 Sep '12, 03:56
edited 08 Sep '12, 10:35
You can also use Synaptic Package Manager to find and install Wireshark - just search for "wireshark" in the search box.
The search package link shows a number of packages.
answered 10 May '12, 15:45
Guy Harris ♦♦