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I've build wireshark, and can start it up using ddd using the recommended method through libtool "libtool --mode=execute ddd ./wireshark". If I click File > Open Source, it displays a list of .c and .h files, but not all of the files in the project. In particular, I'm looking to debug a dissector. I've tried to add ./epan/dissectors/ to the search path, but that has not helped. How can I tell ddd to look/open source files in the dissectors directory?


asked 31 Dec '13, 13:49

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Run the program up to main(), then the shared objects are loaded, such as 'epan' which contains the dissectors.

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answered 02 Jan '14, 15:41

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That worked.


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(03 Jan '14, 08:21) maplante
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