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.
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
Step 2: Update the repository
Step 3: 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
If you have selected YES then add the user id to the Wireshark group
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
Step 3: Run Wireshark
Method 3: Via Source Code
Step 1: Install the dependencies
Step 2: Download the source code from wireshark.org or use the below command
Step 3: Extract the tar file
Step 4: Configure the source
Step 5:Build the Sources and install the software