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I've downloaded( and performed the following steps, I still see version 1.2 instead of 1.6. Please advise if any step is missing to upgrade my wireshark to 1.6 version.

  1. ./configure
  2. make
  3. make install

I didn't find any issues running above three steps. I still see version as 1.2.

tshark -version TShark 1.2.10 (RVBD_208)

Copyright 1998-2010 Gerald Combs [email protected] and contributors. This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

Compiled (32-bit) with GLib 2.12.3, with libpcap 0.9.4, with libz 1.2.3, with POSIX capabilities (Linux), with libpcre 6.6, without SMI, without c-ares, without ADNS, without Lua, with GnuTLS 1.4.1, with Gcrypt 1.4.4, with MIT Kerberos, without GeoIP.

Running on Linux 2.6.18-194.el5, with libpcap version 0.9.4, GnuTLS 1.4.1, Gcrypt 1.4.4.

Built using gcc 4.1.2 20080704 (Red Hat 4.1.2-48).

asked 10 Jun '11, 07:43

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If Wireshark compiles without error (completes ./configure and make without problems), it could be that the files simply weren't copied. If your user account does not have the proper credentials (as may well be the case), you may need to run the third step, make install with elevated privileges. This can be accomplished using sudo if your platform supports it or by first becoming root with su.

Try running make install with elevated privilege by either

  1. sudo make install


  1. su root
  2. make install
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answered 10 Jun '11, 08:17

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Also, it's quite possible you now have two copies of tshark installed. It looks like you're running Redhat so chances are you've got a (Redhat-supplied) tshark in /usr/bin and the new (1.6) copy is in /usr/local/bin .

If you're running bash do:

type -a tshark

to find out.

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answered 10 Jun '11, 09:07

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