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I've downloaded wireshark and quartz from trusted sites, although when I try to run wireshark I get a notification "unable to open programme" which quickly turns to "wireshark quit unexpectedly, reopen?" Where have I gone wrong?

asked 29 Apr '17, 16:24

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(29 Apr '17, 16:33) Jaap ♦

xquartz - 2.7.11 Wireshark 2.2.6

Currently running macos sierra

(29 Apr '17, 16:36) dangodsall

Okay then, no use for xquartz here, since Wireshark 2.2 uses the Qt interface libraries to provide a macOS native interface. Have you installed from the Wireshark 2.2.6 intel 64.dmg ?

(30 Apr '17, 00:59) Jaap ♦

What were the "trusted sites"? If their hostnames didn't end in "" can you try downloading the official macOS installer from Note that we no longer require XQuartz.

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answered 29 Apr '17, 16:46

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Sadly was from wireshark,hense the confusion

(29 Apr '17, 16:49) dangodsall
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