Installing ethereal on red hat


 
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Data Installing ethereal on red hat

Has anybody installed ethereal on red hat linux. If so how ?, ie a a step by step process. I 've been to ethereal.com but it says not to use the RPM's on the site. When I do attempt to install using binaries or RPM's the list of dependancies seems endless, ie it says I need x I try to install x and it says i need y to install x and so on. Any direction would be greatly appreciated. This is my first post if I need to give more details please ask.
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Which version/update-level of Red Hat are you using? It may be easier to install using the RPMs provided on the installation media (if they're not too old). Also; any dependencies are thus easier to resolve as they can also be found on the installation media.

Cheers
ZB
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The new version of ethereal (gnome frontend) has quite a lot of goodies added recently. If your RH is old, probably it may be worthwhile for you to compile-install it from sources.

I am not sure about the source dependency of it as it has been long since I last compiled it. In particular, probably the frontend already requires GTK2 although it used to support GTK1 some years earlier. If so, compilation may as well not work due to obsolete libraries.

Personally, I will do this with old servers that cannot support ethereal: tcpdump capture the packets on the command line, then transport the file written to another machine (say Windows or Linux installations with recent packages) that has an ethereal to view it.
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Thanks for the suggestions, as I do not have physical access to the box I think I will take cbkihongs advise and script a menu using tcpdump for various traces and ftp to a box with ethereal.
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use yum -y install ethereal
before this you have to configure yum on ur system. For this u need to know the version of Redhat.

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