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authorGilbert Ramirez <gram@alumni.rice.edu>1999-07-09 04:18:36 +0000
committerGilbert Ramirez <gram@alumni.rice.edu>1999-07-09 04:18:36 +0000
commit5a7e28ca4645f88850af498a9a28fa5dea0f14b4 (patch)
tree45c8b659a436d5f9f9942e24983e95bbc1430594 /INSTALL
parent5617c183683f2e421aa2367cefdcc67f427c5a29 (diff)
Added the ability to create a read-only ethereal, i.e., one that
doesn't link with libpcap, so no packet captures can be made. The "--disable-pcap" option has been added to the configure script. Docs have been updated. And the string buffer size in the simple_dialog() has been doubled so that Johan's e-mail address in the "About" dialogue window doesn't get chopped off. svn path=/trunk/; revision=351
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1 files changed, 7 insertions, 4 deletions
diff --git a/INSTALL b/INSTALL
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@@ -9,8 +9,7 @@ Installation Checklist
http://www.gtk.org .
- Ethereal should work with the latest 1.0.x version, as well as
- the latest 1.2.x version.
+ Ethereal needs gtk+-1.2.0 or above.
If you installed GTK+ from a binary package, you may have to
install a "development" package; there may be separate "user's"
@@ -18,8 +17,8 @@ Installation Checklist
header files and the like. For example, Red Hat users will
need to install a "gtk-devel" .rpm.
- [ ] 2. Make sure you have libpcap installed. The latest version can be
- found at
+ [ ] 2. If you want to capture packets, make sure you have libpcap
+ installed. The latest version can be found at
ftp://ftp.ee.lbl.gov .
@@ -44,6 +43,10 @@ Installation Checklist
default. You can change this location with the --sysconfdir
+ The --disable-pcap option allows you to compile without libpcap.
+ You won't be able to capture packets, but you can read traces
+ that have already been captured to disk by other programs.
[ ] 4. Run 'make'. Hopefully, you won't run into any problems.
[ ] 5. Run './ethereal', and make sure things are working. You must