|author||Gerald Combs <firstname.lastname@example.org>||2007-08-30 00:24:40 +0000|
|committer||Gerald Combs <email@example.com>||2007-08-30 00:24:40 +0000|
Change the "--enable-setuid-install" option to install dumpcap and TShark
setuid instead of Wireshark. Remove the "DANGEROUS" notices, but leave it disabled by default. Whine if the user runs Wireshark or TShark as root. Add a preference to disable the whining. Add a "setuid-root" script that can be used to switch dumpcap and TShark's setuid-ness on and off for development and testing. Update the release notes and README.packaging. svn path=/trunk/; revision=22733
Diffstat (limited to 'doc/README.packaging')
1 files changed, 5 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/doc/README.packaging b/doc/README.packaging
index 53d22a19ad..8404aee722 100644
@@ -35,11 +35,15 @@ your package complies with this license, or we send in the marmots.
In versions up to and including 0.99.6, it was necessary to run
Wireshark with elevated privileges in order to be able to capture
traffic. With version 0.99.7, all function calls that require elevated
-privliges have been moved out of the GUI.
+privliges have been moved out of the GUI to dumpcap.
WIRESHARK CONTAINS OVER ONE POINT FIVE MILLION LINES OF SOURCE CODE. DO
NOT RUN THEM AS ROOT.
+If desired, you can use the configure option "--enable-setuid-install=yes"
+to install dumpcap and TShark setuid root. This will allow normal users
+to capture traffic.
Custom version information can be added by creating a file called