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I seem to be having issues with the POSIX paths that have been implemented in Wireshark 1.6.1. I'm on a Windows XP Pro box.

During the setup, the file is being downloaded. I can clearly see it, but I cannot see it through the cygdrive path. If I run the unzip program using the cygdrive path, I get the same error, but if I go the the libs folder and run the unzip program, it unzips fine. So what am I missing here?

Here is the command output:

C:\wireshark-1.6.1>nmake -f Makefile.nmake setup

Microsoft (R) Program Maintenance Utility Version 9.00.21022.08
Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.

ERROR: The contents of C:\wireshark-win32-libs-1.6\current_tag.txt is (unknown).

It should be 2011-05-19.

Checking for required applications:
        cl: /cygdrive/c/Program Files/Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0/VC/BIN/cl
        link: /cygdrive/c/Program Files/Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0/VC/BIN/link

        nmake: /cygdrive/c/Program Files/Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0/VC/BIN/nmak
        mt: /cygdrive/c/Program Files/Microsoft SDKs/Windows/v6.0A/bin/mt
        bash: /usr/bin/bash
        bison: /usr/bin/bison
        flex: /usr/bin/flex
        env: /usr/bin/env
        grep: /cygdrive/c/Program Files/Borland/Delphi7/Bin/grep
        /usr/bin/find: /usr/bin/find
        perl: /usr/bin/perl
        C:\Python27\python.exe: /cygdrive/c/Python27/python.exe
        sed: /usr/bin/sed
        unzip: /cygdrive/c/oracle/product/10.2.0/client_1/bin/unzip
        wget: /usr/bin/wget
        cd C:\wireshark-win32-libs-1.6
        rm -r -f adns-1.0-win32-05ws
        rm -r -f c-ares-1.5.3ws
        rm -r -f c-ares-1.6.0ws
        rm -r -f c-ares-1.7.0-win??ws
        rm -r -f c-ares-1.7.1-win??ws
        rm -r -f gettext-0.14.5
        rm -r -f gettext-runtime-0.17
        rm -r -f gettext-runtime-0.17-1
        rm -r -f gettext-0.17-1            # win64
        rm -r -f glib
        rm -r -f gnutls-2.8.1-1
        rm -r -f gnutls-2.8.5-*-win??ws
        rm -r -f gnutls-2.10.3-*-win??ws
        rm -r -f gtk2
        rm -r -f gtk+
        rm -r -f gtk-wimp
        rm -r -f kfw-2.5
        rm -r -f kfw-3.2.2-ws1
        rm -r -f kfw-3.2.2-i386-ws-vc6
        rm -r -f libiconv-1.9.1.bin.woe32
        rm -r -f lua5.1
        rm -r -f lua5.1.4
        rm -r -f libsmi-0.4.5
        rm -r -f libsmi-0.4.8
        rm -r -f nasm-2.00
        rm -r -f nasm-2.02
        rm -r -f nasm-2.09.08
        rm -r -f pcre-6.4
        rm -r -f pcre-7.0
        rm -r -f portaudio_v19
        rm -r -f portaudio_v19_2
        rm -r -f user-guide
        rm -r -f WpdPack
        rm -r -f AirPcap_Devpack_1_0_0_594
        rm -r -f AirPcap_Devpack_4_0_0_1480
        rm -r -f AirPcap_Devpack_4_1_0_1622
        rm -r -f zlib123
        rm -r -f zlib-1.2.5
        rm -r -f zlib123-dll
        rm -r -f upx301w
        rm -r -f upx303w
        rm -r -f GeoIP-1.4.5ws
        rm -r -f GeoIP-1.4.6-win??ws
        cd "C:\wireshark-1.6.1"

****** ******
No HTTP proxy specified (http_proxy and HTTP_PROXY are empty).
Downloading into /cygdrive/c/wireshark-win
32-libs-1.6, installing into gtk2
--2011-07-19 09:50:46--
Resolving (
Connecting to (||:80... c
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 24516284 (23M) [application/octet-stream]
Saving to: `'

100%[======================================>] 24,516,284  1.20M/s   in 29s

2011-07-19 09:51:15 (816 KB/s) - `' saved [

Extracting /cygdrive/c/wireshark-win32-libs-1.6/gtk+-bundle_2.22.1-20101227_win3 into /cygdrive/c/wireshark-win32-libs-1.6/gtk2
unzip:  cannot find either /cygdrive/c/wireshark-win32-libs-1.6/gtk+-bundle_2.22 or /cygdrive/c/wireshark-win32-libs-1.6/gtk+-bundle_2.22.1

ERROR: Couldn't unpack /cygdrive/c/wireshark-win32-libs-1.6/gtk+-bundle_2.22.1-2

NMAKE : fatal error U1077: 'd:\cygwin\bin\bash.EXE' : return code '0x1'


asked 19 Jul '11, 06:58

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edited 27 Feb '13, 20:31

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Don't run the build in a bash shell, use the Windows cmd shell.

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answered 19 Jul '11, 07:20

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I am running it in a cmd shell. This same exact process works perfectly for 1.4.x

(19 Jul '11, 10:51) geckofx

I'd have a look at what's in your path. From the mass of output (we don't really need to the output from distclean) the bit that verifies your environment set up shows the following:

grep: /cygdrive/c/Program Files/Borland/Delphi7/Bin/grep
unzip: /cygdrive/c/oracle/product/10.2.0/client_1/bin/unzip

I think you need to fix this, particularly the unzip and things might work a bit better.

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answered 21 Jul '11, 03:55

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Hi, I was getting the same error since last week. Thanks grahamb for drawing attention. :)

(27 Feb '13, 19:54) ankurjain
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