Friday, October 14, 2016

Install Wireshark 2.2.1 on Ubuntu 16.10

   Wireshark is the world’s most popular network protocol analyzer. It is used for troubleshooting, analysis, development and education.

Wireshark 2.2.1 Changelog 
  •    The Windows installers now ship with Qt 5.6. Previously they shipped with Qt 5.3
  •    The Bluetooth L2CAP dissector could crash.
  •    The NCP dissector could crash.
  •     Flow Graph colored data arrows
  •     Capture File Properties under Statistics Grayed Out after Stopping a Capture
  •     Qt: Hidden columns displayed during live capture
  •     Unable to save changes to coloring rules
  •     Bad description for NBSS error code 0x81
  •     Live capture from USBPcap fails immediately
  •     Cannot decrypt EAP-TTLS traffic (not recognized as conversation)
  •     Export packet dissections Option disabled after capturing traffic
  •     Failure to open file named with Chinese or other multibyte characters
  •     k12 text file format causes errors
See release notes for complete changes

Installation instructions:

     Run the following commands in Terminal to install :

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:wireshark-dev/stable

$ sudo apt-get update

$ sudo apt-get install wireshark

 Install Wireshark 2.2.1 package if PPA is yet to be updated

$ wget

$ tar -xvf wireshark-2.2.1.tar.bz2

$ cd wireshark*

$ ./configure

$ make

$ sudo make install

$ sudo ldconfig

$ wireshark

   Just confirm YES if you want to. If you check on NO, you must run Wireshark with sudo. Later, if you want to change this, :

$ sudo dpkg-reconfigure wireshark-common

Optional, uninstall the new release to downgrade it to the stock version of Wireshark in Ubuntu repository, run command:

$ sudo apt-get install ppa-purge && sudo ppa-purge ppa:wireshark-dev/stable

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