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3.5. Build Wireshark

The sources contain several documentation files, it's a good idea to look at these files first.

So after obtaining the sources, tools and libraries, the first place to look at is doc/README.developer, here you will get the latest infos for Wireshark development for all supported platforms.

[Tip] Tip!

It is a very good idea, to first test your complete build environment (including running and debugging Wireshark) before doing any changes to the source code (unless otherwise noted).

The following steps for the first time generation differ on the two major platforms.

3.5.1. Unix

Run the autogen.sh script at the top-level wireshark directory to configure your build directory.

./autogen.sh
./configure
make
	

If you need to build with a GTK 1.x version, you have to use:

./configure --disable-gtk2
	

instead of just ./configure.

3.5.2. Win32 native

The first thing to do will be to check the file config.nmake to determine if it reflects your configuration. The settings in this file are well documented, so please have a look at that file. However, if you've installed the libraries and tools as recommended there should be no need to edit things here.

Many of the file and directory names used in the build process go past the old 8.3 naming limitations. As a result, you should use the "cmd.exe" command interpreter instead of the old "command.com".

Be sure that your command-line environment is set up to compile and link with MSVC++. When installing MSVC++, you can have your system's environment set up to always allow compiling from the command line, or you can invoke the vcvars32.bat script, which can usually be found in the "VC98\Bin" subdirectory of the directory in which Visual Studio was installed.

You should then cleanup any intermediate files, which are shipped for convenience of Unix users, by typing at the command line prompt (cmd.exe):

> nmake -f Makefile.nmake distclean

After doing this, typing at the command line prompt (cmd.exe):

> nmake -f Makefile.nmake all

will start the whole Wireshark build process.

After the build process has successfully finished, you should find a wireshark.exe and some other files in the root directory.


 
 
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