How To Install Wireshark 3.4.2 on Ubuntu / LinuxMint

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 3.4.2 with new and updated features with no new protocols in this release.

This tutorial will be helpful for beginners to install Wireshark 3.4.2 on Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 20.10, Ubuntu 18.04, and LinuxMint 20.1

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What’s new in Wireshark 3.4.2?

For a detailed changelog refer to this link

How to Install Wireshark 3.4.2 on Ubuntu / LinuxMint?

2 ways we can install the Wireshark in Ubuntu/ LinuxMint

  • Method 1: Via PPA
  • Method 2: Via Flatpak
Method 1: Via PPA

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 by using the below command

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

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

Install wireshark 3.4.2 on Ubuntu

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