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I my testing my dissector using kcahegrind. For testing i need executable file.

asked 16 Nov '12, 02:08

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LOL search for wireshark.exe ffs -.-

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answered 16 Nov '12, 02:16

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didn't find wireshark.exe

I found

are both same

(16 Nov '12, 02:35) Akhil

I'm assuming that if you're using KCacheGrind then you're developing on some form of Linux (as your previous questions also indicate) and if so are you not aware that files on Linux don't use an extension as a method of indicating the type of file? The Wireshark executable on Linux will be "wireshark".

If you built your own version then initially it will be in the top level of the source tree if built using make or in the build directory indicated if using CMake.

After install it will be wherever the installer has directed it to go.

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answered 16 Nov '12, 03:57

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If you're building on Linux (as Graham said) and if you're running from the build directory (and you're using autofoo as opposed to cmake) then use libtool to run it. For example, you can run valgrind on Wireshark through libtool like this:

libtool --mode=execute valgrind wireshark
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answered 16 Nov '12, 07:25

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