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I previously had Wireshark 1.4.6 Intel 64 installed on Mac OS X 10.6. I installed Wireshark 1.8.1 Intel 64 over it by executing the installer package. The installation claimed to be successful. When I tried to launch it, I got the error message

Couldn't load module /Applications/Wireshark.app/Contents/Resources/lib/wireshark/plugins/interlink.so: dlopen(/Applications/Wireshark.app/Contents/Resources/lib/wireshark/plugins/interlink.so, 10): Symbol not found: _dissector_get_port_handle Referenced from: /Applications/Wireshark.app/Contents/Resources/lib/wireshark/plugins/interlink.so Expected in: flat namespace in /Applications/Wireshark.app/Contents/Resources/lib/wireshark/plugins/interlink.so

I clicked the OK button to acknowledge that message and I got another error message

Couldn't load module /Applications/Wireshark.app/Contents/Resources/lib/wireshark/plugins/sercosiii.so: dlopen(/Applications/Wireshark.app/Contents/Resources/lib/wireshark/plugins/sercosiii.so, 10): Symbol not found: _dissector_add Referenced from: /Applications/Wireshark.app/Contents/Resources/lib/wireshark/plugins/sercosiii.so Expected in: flat namespace in /Applications/Wireshark.app/Contents/Resources/lib/wireshark/plugins/sercosiii.so

I clicked the OK button to acknowledge that message and Wireshark quit.

Any suggestions?

asked 01 Aug '12, 19:22

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When I did the installation, I was running under an unprivileged account, and when prompted during the installation process, I entered the password for the Administrator account. As reported above, the installation reported it was successful, but Wireshark won't run. I then removed Wireshark, logged in as the Administrator and re-installed Wireshark. Whatever the problem was, this seems to have fixed it. Wireshark no longer quits when run under either the Administrator account or the unprivileged account.

(01 Aug '12, 21:22) Rosenberg

I previously had Wireshark 1.4.6 Intel 64 installed on Mac OS X 10.6. I installed Wireshark 1.8.1 Intel 64 over it ...

Couldn't load module /Applications/Wireshark.app/Contents/Resources/lib/wireshark/plugins/interlink.so: dlopen(/Applications/Wireshark.app/Contents/Resources/lib/wireshark/plugins/interlink.so, 10): Symbol not found: _dissector_get_port_handle Referenced from: /Applications/Wireshark.app/Contents/Resources/lib/wireshark/plugins/interlink.so Expected in: flat namespace in /Applications/Wireshark.app/Contents/Resources/lib/wireshark/plugins/interlink.so

Sounds like bug 7401. Removing Wireshark removed the stale plugin (it's a built-in dissector in 1.8.x, so, instead of replacing the plugin with an updated version, the installer just left the un-updated version behind).

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answered 01 Aug '12, 23:17

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edited 01 Aug '12, 23:20

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