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I just downloaded the new Wireshark for Mac 1.12.3 and it crashes immediately upon startup. I'm running Yosemite. Here's the dump. What am I doing wrong?

Process:               wireshark-bin [14809]
Path:                  /Applications/Wireshark.app/Contents/Resources/bin/wireshark-bin
Identifier:            wireshark-bin
Version:               ???
Code Type:             X86-64 (Native)
Parent Process:        Wireshark [14805]
Responsible:           Wireshark [14805]
User ID:               502

Date/Time:             2015-02-08 10:45:46.714 +0100
OS Version:            Mac OS X 10.10.2 (14C109)
Report Version:        11
Anonymous UUID:        B6D0E547-EE0D-B7D9-CEE1-A2F48DBEDF6D

Sleep/Wake UUID:       D8DEFC83-7EB3-41C9-B0E3-04239B692443

Time Awake Since Boot: 600000 seconds

Crashed Thread:        0

Exception Type:        EXC_BREAKPOINT (SIGTRAP)
Exception Codes:       0x0000000000000002, 0x0000000000000000

Application Specific Information:
dyld: launch, loading dependent libraries

Dyld Error Message:
  Library not loaded: /usr/X11/lib/libcairo.2.dylib
  Referenced from: /Applications/Wireshark.app/Contents/Resources/bin/wireshark-bin
  Reason: image not found

asked 08 Feb '15, 01:52

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edited 09 Feb '15, 14:37

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Does /usr/X11 exist? If not you may need to reinstall XQuartz or manually link /opt/X11 as described at https://ask.wireshark.org/questions/36367/wireshark-doesnt-start-after-upgrading-to-mac-os-x-yosemite.

Also note that the 1.99.x release train does not require X11, although you might want to wait for 1.99.3 if you choose to go that route.

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answered 08 Feb '15, 15:12

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Thanks for the help.

(09 Feb '15, 00:07) Holdrege

1.99.3 works mostly fine on Yosemite (10.10.2) except I have had it crash with large Windows captured PCAP files.

(11 Mar '15, 12:57) razamattaz
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