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Aloha from Hawaii,

I'm running a 1.67 GHz PPC G4 powerbook with Mac OS 10.4.11. I installed Wireshark 1.3.5 by:

  1. Moving the application to the Application folder.
  2. Placing the ChmodBPF directory into the StartupItems directory
  3. Copying the Wireshark Command lines to a directory I created on the desktop for them.

I restarted the machine and had the OS fix the permissions on the ChmodBPF, and restarted again. After the reboot, I started Wireshark. It opened my X11. A message told me that it may take a while to see the Wireshark window as a font cache was built. I waited over 10 minutes, and nothing happened. Now when I start Wireshark, the icon for the program appears in the dock for about 3 seconds and then disappears. My X11 starts at the same time and stays open. Any Ideas on what is going on?

-Ken

asked 26 Sep '11, 17:30

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edited 26 Sep '11, 21:52

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Why go for a development snapshot release? It's over a year old, unsupported. The stable releases 1.4.x and 1.6.x can be found at the download page.

(26 Sep '11, 23:44) Jaap ♦

However, none of the builds from wireshark.org work on OS X 10.4.x; we have 32-bit x86 and PowerPC builds that run on 10.5 and later, and a 64-bit x86 build (x86-64) that runs on 10.6 and later. If you want a build that works on 10.4, you'll have to check out, for example, MacPorts or Fink - see the "Third-Party Packages" section of the download page.

(27 Sep '11, 02:03) Guy Harris ♦♦

Another user had the same symptom (except in Lion) and resolved it by changing the ownership of ~/.wireshark so that the font cache can be written there. The permissions problem was indicated in his syslog, which you can also examine yourself via Console.app.

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