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whenever I try to merge 2 traces i get the below error: "The file "." could not be created because an invalid filename was specified."

whenever i try to analyze rtp, i get: Can't create temporary file for RTP analysis: Invalid argument.

I've tried this with 2 different versions of wireshark Version 1.12.6 (v1.12.6-0-gee1fce6 from master-1.12) and 1.12.8

Please help

Thanks in advance.

asked 15 Oct '15, 03:16

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edited 15 Oct '15, 03:16

please post the exact command you used to merge the files.

(15 Oct '15, 05:37) Kurt Knochner ♦

not a command. using the wireshark GUI

(15 Oct '15, 08:23) Bobert

Ok, please tell us exactly how you're performing the merge operation in the GUI.

(15 Oct '15, 08:39) Jim Aragon

i click on File->Merge , select the file, and click open. by default, it uses "merge packets chronologically" . i am not doing anything complicated, and i am doing it exactly how i used to do it on my old computer.

(15 Oct '15, 23:51) Bobert

Are your files located on a network share? If so, what is it? NAS, Windows Fileserver, Linux Samba, NFS?

BTW: What is your OS and OS version?

(16 Oct '15, 03:14) Kurt Knochner ♦

Works fine for me using Wireshark 1.12.8 on Windows 7. Another way to do this is, instead of loading the first file into Wireshark and then merging in the second file, close all files so that there are no packets in Wireshark, open a file explorer window, select the two files that you want to merge, and then drag them both into Wireshark at the same time.

(16 Oct '15, 06:40) Jim Aragon
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The location for temporary files cannot be properly found, see this entry in the glib documentation. You may want to have a look at these environment variables.

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answered 16 Oct '15, 08:00

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thank you. I reset the TEMP variable and that fixed the issue.

(19 Oct '15, 12:03) Bobert

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(19 Oct '15, 13:25) Jaap ♦

I accepted the answer, as it's apparently the correct one (and not easy to spot).

(19 Oct '15, 16:23) Kurt Knochner ♦
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