You can simply rename or delete your
geoip_db_paths file, but please share the contents of the file first if you plan on deleting it. It would be interesting to know what unexpected char was found that caused the problem.
The location of the
geoip_db_paths file differs, depending on your platform, but the Wireshark man page describes its location under the FILES section, but for the sake of convenience:
The global preferences file is looked for in the wireshark directory under the share subdirectory of the main installation directory (for example, /usr/local/share/wireshark/preferences) on UNIX-compatible systems, and in the main installation directory (for example, C:\Program Files\Wireshark\preferences) on Windows systems.
The personal preferences file is looked for in $HOME/.wireshark/preferences on UNIX-compatible systems and %APPDATA%\Wireshark\preferences (or, if %APPDATA% isn't defined, %USERPROFILE%\Application Data\Wireshark\preferences) on Windows systems.
answered 07 Oct ‘13, 10:37
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