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Hi, currently, I complete a wireshark plugin which works well in wireshark build environment (wireshark/plugin). However, I am thinking about can I build the plugin outside the wireshark which means I can compile my plugin without the wireshark source code and generate the .o and .la file?? Because I want to compile my plugin to binary library file (.o .la) in a machine which may not have wireshark source code but only rpm or sth like that.


asked 02 Aug '11, 15:08

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Wireshark is not set up to do such a thing. Bug 1199 provides a (probably long obsolete) patch to support it, but it has never checked in--and in my opinion probably never will be.

If you want to develop without the source, your best bet would be to transition to a Lua- or Python-based dissector.

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answered 03 Aug '11, 06:07

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there is a patch for Bug 1199 but it is to generate plugin c code. And the comment mentioned independent build. They never touch it again.

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answered 03 Aug '11, 17:33

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