Hello, I have a Wireshark plugin here working properly for Wireshark 1.7. On Wireshark 1.8, I get some dissection errors. I know that plugins are usually not compatible with Wireshark versions they were not compiled for. So, I decided to recompile my plugin. I have a Linux system where the stuff is supposed to run. Now, what does it exactly mean to compile the plugin for another version of Wireshark? What changes are actually required? Is it about changing the source code itself or about changing the environment somehow, or both?
Kind regards Ewgenij
asked 13 Nov '12, 02:25
You need to put your plugin sources in the source tree of 1.8 and recompile, if the API has changed that recompilation may fail and you need to update the API.
answered 13 Nov '12, 04:52
If you keep in mind that plugins are compiled against the EPAN dissector interface and uses the EPAN header files several changes come to mind:
Therefore porting your plugin source requires a new build environment and, depending on the functions / types used, changes to your source code. There's no delta document listing these changes, watch your compiler output for hints.
answered 13 Nov '12, 04:55