This is a static archive of our old Q&A Site. Please post any new questions and answers at

can i have two separate builds of wireshark running on my ubuntu?


I downloaded the wireshark source, build it on my ubuntu, added a dissector and recompiled. It works fine. Now, I have a task of making a plugin for the same protocol. I have come to know that if I have a plugin for the same protocol in the same build, then it leads to conflicts upon registration.

So can I download another wireshark source and add a plugin to it. And also be able to use both the two wireshark builds separately on the same machine. One with the dissector and the other with the plugin???

Any Help,

Thanks and Regards,


asked 02 Feb '11, 03:51

sid's gravatar image

accept rate: 0%

One Answer:


Yes, you can have multiple instances of different builds running at the same time.

answered 02 Feb '11, 05:44

Jaap's gravatar image

Jaap ♦
accept rate: 14%