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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 3:19 pm    Post subject: Ethereal moved to wireshark Reply with quote

If you have any questions wrt to the announcement, post them here.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do: can't we call it wirewhale instead?
The way it's a bloated piece of software that's sucks everything out of a wire to filter tiny packets doesn't look much like a shark job to me...
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You should talk to the actual developers of Wireshark about that, Gentoo just uses the name they choose. ;)
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So let me get this straight: Ethereal is now Wireshark?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dralnu wrote:
So let me get this straight: Ethereal is now Wireshark?

exactly
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Gerald Combs, the creator of the Ethereal® network protocol analyzer, has accepted a position with CACE Technologies. CACE is best known for the popular WinPcap packet capture library.
Along with the move comes a new name for the project: Wireshark.
This site (http://www.wireshark.org/) is the new home of the project. We look forward to continuing our success as world-class network protocol analyzer under the new name, and we welcome you to join us.

Thats because the rights for the name Ethereal is with Geralds former employer ... yes their name is Ethereal :)
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alright. I don't (think) need Ethereal/Wireshark, but its nice to know where to find it if I ever do! :)
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2006 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

According to the Gentoo Mailing List, current users will be automatically updated to wireshark.
I have ethereal installed, I just eix-sync-ed, but I dont see emerge world -Dup replace ethereal with wireshark.
Even emerge -u ethereal just gives me: "emerge: there are no ebuilds to satisfy "ethereal".".
So, what about this "To make this transition as painless as possible, a package move has been setup
so Ethereal users should automatically upgrade to Wireshark."?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2006 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the name "Ethereal" better... I keep hitting tab trying to launch wireshark but entering ethe... :)

/me sets alias :)
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2006 12:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, some way, I have indeed been upgraded to wireshark!
Somehow, I must have missed it when confirming the emerge world -Dua
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2006 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wonder how many ISS instructors this is going to confuse.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2006 2:53 am    Post subject: USE flags? Reply with quote

I'm just sync'd, and I see both "ethereal" and "wireshark" USE flags; does this deprecate the "ethereal" flag? Or is that up to the individual package maintainers?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2006 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wifiscanner seems to be the only application affected by this use flag, see bug 141154
It's also using the wireshark use flag, so i assume the ethereal one is no longer needed at will be dropped at some time.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2006 2:31 pm    Post subject: Re: USE flags? Reply with quote

wmgoree wrote:
I'm just sync'd, and I see both "ethereal" and "wireshark" USE flags; does this deprecate the "ethereal" flag? Or is that up to the individual package maintainers?


I forgot to remove the ethereal use flag. Thanks for the notice.
Yes its the individual package maintainer's fault that he forgot it :-).

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Wonder how many ISS instructors this is going to confuse.

Oh dear. ISS instructors may just need to keep up to date then.

When booking a ISS course ask what wireshark is and then you know if your going to get value for money or not :-)
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2006 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And what's the replacement for tethereal? I can't find any "twireshark".
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2006 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LubosD wrote:
And what's the replacement for tethereal? I can't find any "twireshark".


Try tshark.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For KDE users, don't forget the USE="gtk" as in
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USE="gtk" emerge wireshark


Forgot to update the package.mask when I did a 'emerge world' and watched wireshark (aka ethereal) disappeared!!!
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