I just downloaded and installed wire shark on Mac OSX 10.6.4 when I opened it the first time it gave me a messege that it will require a few minutes to start up. It never did start up, and double clicking the icon does nothing. It simply wont start. what did I do wrong?
asked 12 Jun '11, 11:36
edited 19 Apr '12, 12:24
See the answer to a similar question.
You should check your syslog for any errors from Wireshark. Alternatively, you can try starting Wireshark from the command line, where you might see error messages that are not captured in the syslog.
There are a few ways to check your syslog:
To start Wireshark from the command line, simply enter
answered 12 Jun '11, 19:48
Wireshark was built against, I suspect, 10.6.8; as the GTK+ library that comes with the Wireshark dmgs from wireshark.org is built against the libraries in the OS version on the buildbot, not the ones in the Snow Leopard SDK, this means that the resulting Wireshark may not work on older versions of Snow Leopard. This is bug 5937.
answered 19 Apr '12, 14:27
Guy Harris ♦♦