How to Install Wireshark on CentOS 8


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Installing Wireshark on CentOS 8

Wireshark is a free and open-source network packet analyzer used for network troubleshooting, analysis, software and communications protocol development, and education. It allows you to capture and inspect network packets, analyze their content, and diagnose network problems.

Installation Steps

sudo dnf update
sudo dnf install gcc gcc-c++ flex bison qt5-qtsvg qt5-qtxmlpatterns qt5-qtbase-devel gnome-common libpcap-devel libssh-devel c-ares-devel krb5-devel QtWebEngine
wget https://www.wireshark.org/download/src/all-versions/wireshark-3.6.2.tar.xz
tar -xf wireshark-3.6.2.tar.xz
cd wireshark-3.6.2
sudo make install
sudo setcap cap_net_raw,cap_net_admin=eip /usr/local/bin/dumpcap
  1. Open the terminal.
  2. Update the system repositories by running the command:
  3. Install the required dependencies:
  4. Download the Wireshark source code package from the official website. You can use the following command to download the latest stable release:
  5. Extract the downloaded package:
  6. Navigate to the extracted directory:
  7. Configure the build:
  8. Compile the source code:
  9. Install Wireshark:
  10. Set the appropriate permissions:

You have now successfully installed Wireshark on CentOS 8. You can launch it from the terminal by running the command:


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