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I need to install wireshark version > 1.6 on RHEL 5.8, but I am not able to find any RPM on net we well as yum is providing very old versions 1.0.15.

I tried compiling source code as well but there are lot of dependencies.

Can anyone please refer a path where I can find the required RPM or an easy way to compile and resolve all dependencies


asked 01 Aug '13, 10:21

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edited 01 Aug '13, 10:30

I presume when you mean "> 1.6" you mean 1.8 or 1.10 (not 1.6.16, for example).

The biggest problem you have is that RHEL 5 comes with Gtk+ 2.10.4 and Wireshark 1.8 requires 2.12 or later. Upgrading your Gtk+ would be a significant undertaking but it would be the first thing you need to accomplish. A Wireshark RPM won't help you here...

You'd also need a slightly newer autoconf but this is something that can be easily compiled and thrown in /usr/local for example.

Oh, and you'll also need a newer glib2 (RHEL 5 has 2.12.3 and Wireshark 1.8 needs 2.14 or later).

There may be other things which would need to be upgraded too... Which means you'd probably be better off just using dumpcap/tshark/tcpdump for capturing on your RHEL 5 system and doing analysis on a separate (newer) system.

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answered 01 Aug '13, 11:47

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