Trying to install Ethereal

Eric eric at
Wed Jun 14 23:00:53 UTC 2006

Mayo, Richard A RDECOM CERDEC STCD SRI wrote:
>> why arent you using the port?
>> /usr/ports/net/ethereal
>> or
>> /usr/ports/net/tethereal
>> or
>> /usr/ports/net/ethereal-lite
> A couple of reasons:
> 1) Installing from source is cool.
> 2) I didn't know there was a port.
> I'll check into whether or not I installed the port, but if I didn't, do I fix that using "sysinstall"??
assuming your ports tree is current (if not, do a man portsnap and use 
that), you just need to:

# cd /usr/ports/net/ethereal
# make install;make clean

then wait for the build to commence. you are still building from source, 
so it has the cool factor, its just that the port will handle all the 
dependencies for you.

if you arent sure what the ports tree is, check out the handbook.

Good luck!


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