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I've having an issue installing Wireshark on my MacBook Pro. I've read the Readme documentation and believe I have done the necessary steps, but it won't startup. Steps 3 and 4 are a little fuzzy. Can someone please explain in further detail?

  1. Drag the contents of the Command Line folder to $HOME/bin, /usr/local/bin, /opt/wireshark/bin or any other location that makes sense (preferably one that's in your PATH).
    1. You will probably need to adjust the permissions of /dev/bpf* in order to capture. You can do this by hand or by dragging the ChmodBPF folder onto the StartupItems alias.

asked 19 May '11, 11:10

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retagged 27 May '11, 20:56

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Do you mean Wireshark won't start at all, or that it won't do a capture? If it won't start at all, the ChmodBPF stuff won't make a difference.

Do any messages get logged in Console (use "All Messages") when you try to start Wireshark?

(19 May '11, 16:51) Guy Harris ♦♦

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