How To Install Wireshark 3.2.4 in Ubuntu / LinuxMint / Manjaro Linux

Wireshark logo

Wireshark an open-source protocol analyzer software mainly used to monitor the traffic in a network, analysis, and development.

Wireshark got its new interface in the version 2.0 series and it is written in QT5 and the latest version of Wireshark is 3.2.4 and no new features as well as no new protocols in this release.

This tutorial will be helpful for beginners to install Wireshark 3.2.4 in Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 19.10, Ubuntu 20.04, LinuxMint 19.3, and Manjaro Linux 20.

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What’s new in Wireshark 3.2.4?

This release has no new features and no new protocols

For detailed changelog refer this link

How to Install Wireshark 3.2.4 in Ubuntu / LinuxMint / Manjaro Linux?

3 ways we can install the Wireshark in Ubuntu/ LinuxMint

  • Method 1: Via PPA
  • Method 2: Via Flatpak
  • Method 3: Via source code

Method 1: Via PPA

As of now, PPA is not updated to the latest version and no support for Ubuntu 20.04 at the time of writing,

Step 1: Add the official PPA

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:wireshark-dev/stable

Step 2: Update the repository

sudo apt update

Step 3: Install Wireshark

sudo apt install wireshark

During the installation, a popup will ask to allow non-superuser to execute Wireshark. Just confirm YES if you want to. If you check on NO, you must run Wireshark with sudo. Later if you want to change this

sudo dpkg-reconfigure wireshark-common

Wireshark dpkg properties

If you have selected YES then add the user id to the Wireshark group

sudo usermod -aG wireshark $(whoami)

Method 2: Via Flatpak – applicable for Manjaro , Ubuntu and LinuxMint

Step 1: Setup Flatpak on your system using this guide or ignore it if Flatpak installed already

Step 2: Install Wireshark using Flatpak

flatpak install flathub org.wireshark.Wireshark

Step 3: Run Wireshark

flatpak run org.wireshark.Wireshark

Method 3: Via Source Code

Step 1: Install the dependencies

sudo apt-get install libssl-dev libpcap-dev

Step 2: Download the source code from wireshark.org or use the below command

wget https://1.na.dl.wireshark.org/src/wireshark-3.2.4.tar.xz

Step 3: Extract the tar file

tar -xf wireshark-3.2.4.tar.xz

Step 4: Configure the source

cmake

Step 5:Build the Sources and install the software

make && make install

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