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    Default Wireshark update (1.8.9 has a bug)

    How long before we can expect the 1.10 version of Wireshark to be make available to Opensuse? There is a bug/colorization issue with the current version that makes it very difficult to use. Clicking on a packet in the Packet Details pane, causes the information in the packet bytes pane to be blacked out, rather than highlighted. This makes it real tough to be productive.

    I thought I would be clever and compile the new version for distribution, but alas, I don't know enough. It didn't put the short cut into the menu, and I have a permissions issue so that I can't use it like before. Now I have to be root to use it, or tell it to run as root from the menu, which is not quite correct. Is there a group that works on this stuff, or is it done by users like myself?

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    Default Re: Wireshark update (1.8.9 has a bug)

    Newer versions are available for openSUSE.

    software.opensuse.org:

    Select 'Show unstable packages' for your given distro version, and you'll see others have built later versions.

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    Default Re: Wireshark update (1.8.9 has a bug)

    Quote Originally Posted by lshantz View Post
    Is there a group that works on this stuff, or is it done by users like myself?
    Yes and yes. Many packages are maintained by volunteers, openSUSE users like you and myself. It's a community project and always needs contributors. These forums and the Build Service pointed to by deano are two examples of this.

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    Default Re: Wireshark update (1.8.9 has a bug)

    Quote Originally Posted by lshantz View Post
    How long before we can expect the 1.10 version of Wireshark to be make available to Opensuse?
    Factory (and hence future 13.1) has 1.10.2. If you want official update for previous openSUSE versions you need to at least open bug report. I do not know what is the policy in this case (i.e. is it acceptable to make full version update). Usually updates to released products are kept as small as possible, but e.g. firefox is always full version jump.

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    Default Re: Wireshark update (1.8.9 has a bug)

    There are several newer versions available from the software search, a number for 1.10.2 on 12.3. You can check the date they were added by clicking on the repository link to the left of the list. It sometimes pays to go for the most recent one. Be aware though that these packages may still have bugs.

    As far as bugs go click on development at the top of these pages and then bugs. There is an actual link to the bugzilla some way down the page that comes up. Follow it and fill in the report details. It's also possible to search for bugs to see if the one you have found has already been added.

    It can take some time for some one to respond to a bug entry but eventually some one usually does.

    John
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