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I'm developing on a laptop without internet access. The problem arises when I enter nmake -f Makefile.nmake setup. I fail because it tries to use wget to get the library files from the internet.

I have all the appropriate library files on the laptop without internet, but where do I put them so wireshark can use them? Does anyone have a set of instructions to follow to build wireshark without internet?

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asked 09 Aug '11, 11:14

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Dean Wormer
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During the build process, Wireshark downloads its dependencies to C:\wireshark-win32-libs (assuming you are following the Win32 Step-By-Step instructions). This is the folder in which you should place these files.

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answered 09 Aug '11, 12:07

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So I took the files from

In the directory you mention, do I put the .zip files and let nmake -f Makefile.nmake setup take care of it? Do I extract the folders, extract the dlls and just run nmake -f Makefile.nmake all?

Sorry for the noobish questions. I appreciate your help

(09 Aug '11, 12:31) Dean Wormer

placing the .zip archives in the folder and running nmake -f Makefile.nmake should be sufficient. YMMV since building on Windows without directly following the steps in the developer's guide is always a bit tricky.

(09 Aug '11, 12:55) multipleinte...

Once you have all the dependency files, go ahead and run nmake -f Makefile.nmake setup, which will run the verify_tools, clean_setup and process_libs targets. When you get to the process_libs part, you'll see messages such as, "File already there; not retrieving". You only need to run setup once (unless you want to update any libraries). When the setup completes, you're ready to run nmake -f Makefile.nmake all. If you want to create an installer, you'll need to get other stuff though, such as the NSIS installer and vcredist_x86.exe. See the Win32 guide for more details.

(09 Aug '11, 18:40) cmaynard ♦♦
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