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How can I install 2 different versions on OS X? By default, the installation happens in /Applications/Wireshark.

I tried to rename the bundle to Wireshark_2.0.0 and install 1.12.7, but nothing appears: No new Wireshark app

asked 06 Oct '15, 05:01

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I'm pretty sure the package installer uses Wireshark's bundle identifier (CFBundleIdentifier) to locate the application bundle. This is convenient because you can move the directory around and rename it. It's not so convenient because no matter where is or what it's called, the installer will track it down.

You should be able to work around this by doing something like the following:

  1. Install version X
  2. Rename /Applications/ to /Applications/Wireshark
  3. Zip up /Applications/Wireshark
  4. Remove /Applications/Wireshark
  5. Install version Y
  6. (Optional) Rename /Applications/ to /Applications/Wireshark
  7. Unzip Wireshark

Note that upgrading from here gets tricky since you now have two apps with the same bundle identifier. In the long term we should probably make Wireshark a drag-installer like most other OS X applications.

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answered 07 Oct '15, 10:49

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Works like a charm, thanks Gerald!

(09 Oct '15, 06:29) TomLaBaude
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