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I have a plugin for Wireshark that works when copying my files to

C:\Program Files\Wireshark\plugins\MyPlugin\myplugin.dll

C:\Program Files\Wireshark\myplug.dll (required for myplugin.dll to actually work - by design)

Now I want to build my plugin as part of Wireshark. The myplug.obj, myplug.lib (needed by myplugin.dll to built), and myplug.dll are located outside of the C:\wireshark-trunk and everything is built correctly but I cannot get myplug.dll copied into the wireshark folder during initial build.

What file(s) do I need to look at to include myplug.dll for packaging?

Thanks, Michael

asked 05 Nov '10, 13:11

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Michael Wells
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edited 08 Nov '10, 06:03

  1. to get them copied during the build, adapt plugins/Makefile.nmake, the code for target install-plugins
  2. to get them packaged adapt packaging/nsis/wireshark.nsi section SecPlugins
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answered 05 Nov '10, 14:25

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Thank you, I have already modified all the files including the two you mentioned.
The build and installer correctly get myplugin.dll but I have not found a way to get myplug.dll (notice the difference in name) copied into the install dir of Wireshark during build.install time. I still need to copy that one manually.

(08 Nov '10, 06:18) Michael Wells
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