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I just installed Wireshark on my MacBook Pro running 10.6.8. When I try to open Wireshark it closes immediately. Attempting to run it from the command line gives the error:

$ ./Applications/


dyld: Library not loaded: /usr/X11/lib/libcairo.2.dylib
  Referenced from: /Applications/
  Reason: Incompatible library version: wireshark-bin requires version 11003.0.0 or later, but libcairo.2.dylib provides version 10803.0.0


asked 05 Sep '13, 10:27

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edited 05 Sep '13, 11:36

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Which version of Wireshark did you download and install?

(05 Sep '13, 11:36) Guy Harris ♦♦

I'm having the same issue, with WS 1.10.1 on 10.6.8, a colleague of mine ended up having to mess with XQuartz in order to get it working. but I haven't had much luck yet.

(05 Sep '13, 12:55) Hoss

This is probably bug 5937; you will either have to wait for Wireshark 1.10.2 to come out or try one of the Wireshark-1.10.2pre1 builds from the prerelease download directory (unless you're on a 32-bit machine, you want to download one of the Wireshark 1.10.2pre1-XXX Intel 64.dmg builds once one shows up - there's currently no build of that sort there right now as I type this; if you're on a 32-bit machine, get one of the Wireshark 1.10.2pre1-XXX Intel 32.dmg builds, and pick the one with the largest value of XXX).

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answered 05 Sep '13, 13:29

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Like a charm that worked for me, Thanks!

(05 Sep '13, 13:37) Hoss
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