How to Install Ethereal On Solaris

Wireshark (formerly Ethereal)is a world’s most popular network protocol analyzer tool. This tool is available for the all most popular platform like Windows, Linux, and Solaris. It contains all standard features you would expect in a protocol analyzer.Now we will see how to install this software on Solaris.I used this software for SNMP response.

How to Install Wireshark On Solaris

First install the following dependent packages.

Dependent files required for Ethereal

1. Gtk+-1.2.10-sol10-sparc-local.gz

2. Pcre-4.5-sol10-sparc-local.gz

3. libgcc-3.3-sol10-sparc-local.gz

4. tcpdump-3.8.3-sol10-sparc-local.gz

5. glib-1.2.10-sol10-sparc-local.gz

6. libpcap-0.8.3-sol10-sparc-local.gz

7. zlib-1.2.2-sol10-sparc-local.gz

Download the above package from following location

Downalod from Sunfreeware

Download Ethereal for Solaris from following location.

Download Ethereal

Step 1:

Install Dependent packages required for Ethereal using following commands

pkgadd -d Gtk+-1.2.10-sol10-sparc-local.gz

pkgadd -d Pcre-4.5-sol10-sparc-local.gz

pkgadd -d libgcc-3.3-sol10-sparc-local.gz

pkgadd -d tcpdump-3.8.3-sol10-sparc-local.gz

pkgadd -d glib-1.2.10-sol10-sparc-local.gz

pkgadd -d libpcap-0.8.3-sol10-sparc-local.gz

pkgadd -d zlib-1.2.2-sol10-sparc-local.gz

Step 2:

Then install ethereal package.

pkgadd €“d ethereal-0.10.7-sol10-sparc-local.gz

Step 3:

So the ethereal will be installed in default location.

Go to # cd /usr/local/bin

# ./ethereal


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