Debian Bug report logs - #544482
wireshark (as root) desktop file

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Package: wireshark; Maintainer for wireshark is Balint Reczey <balint@balintreczey.hu>; Source for wireshark is src:wireshark.

Reported by: Luca Bruno <lethalman88@gmail.com>

Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2009 21:48:01 UTC

Severity: normal

Tags: wontfix

Found in version wireshark/1.2.1-2

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Report forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, lethalman88@gmail.com, Frederic Peters <fpeters@debian.org>:
Bug#544482; Package wireshark. (Mon, 31 Aug 2009 21:48:06 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Luca Bruno <lethalman88@gmail.com>:
New Bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to lethalman88@gmail.com, Frederic Peters <fpeters@debian.org>. (Mon, 31 Aug 2009 21:48:06 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Luca Bruno <lethalman88@gmail.com>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: wireshark (as root) desktop file
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2009 23:39:34 +0200
Package: wireshark
Version: 1.2.1-2
Severity: normal

Hello,
I used to have a Wireshark (as root) menu item under Internet (in gnome at least) which was useful for running wireshark with root privileges.
Now I only see the normal Wireshark menu item, which starts the program with user privileges.
You know that you can't sniff without being root, so every time I have to run wireshark from a root terminal.
Why has it been removed?


-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.30-1-686 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages wireshark depends on:
ii  libatk1.0-0            1.26.0-1          The ATK accessibility toolkit
ii  libc-ares2             1.6.0-2           library for asyncronous name resol
ii  libc6                  2.9-25            GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libcairo2              1.8.8-2           The Cairo 2D vector graphics libra
ii  libcomerr2             1.41.9-1          common error description library
ii  libfontconfig1         2.6.0-4           generic font configuration library
ii  libfreetype6           2.3.9-5           FreeType 2 font engine, shared lib
ii  libgcrypt11            1.4.4-4           LGPL Crypto library - runtime libr
ii  libglib2.0-0           2.20.4-1          The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgnutls26            2.8.3-2           the GNU TLS library - runtime libr
ii  libgtk2.0-0            2.16.5-1          The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  libk5crypto3           1.7dfsg~beta3-1   MIT Kerberos runtime libraries - C
ii  libkrb5-3              1.7dfsg~beta3-1   MIT Kerberos runtime libraries
ii  libpango1.0-0          1.24.5-1          Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  libpcap0.8             1.0.0-2           system interface for user-level pa
ii  libpcre3               7.8-2+b1          Perl 5 Compatible Regular Expressi
ii  libportaudio2          19+svn20071022-3  Portable audio I/O - shared librar
ii  libsmi2ldbl            0.4.8+dfsg-1      library to access SMI MIB informat
ii  wireshark-common       1.2.1-2           network traffic analyser (common f
ii  zlib1g                 1:1.2.3.3.dfsg-15 compression library - runtime

wireshark recommends no packages.

wireshark suggests no packages.

-- no debconf information




Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, Frederic Peters <fpeters@debian.org>:
Bug#544482; Package wireshark. (Tue, 01 Sep 2009 12:48:11 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to balint@balintreczey.hu:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to Frederic Peters <fpeters@debian.org>. (Tue, 01 Sep 2009 12:48:11 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #10 received at 544482@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Bálint Réczey <balint@balintreczey.hu>
To: 544482@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: wireshark (as root) desktop file
Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2009 14:44:31 +0200
Hi,

From 1.2.1-2, you can run wireshark as a normal user and capture traffic.
For instructions, see README.Debian [1].

Cheers,
Balint

[1] http://svn.debian.org/wsvn/collab-maint/ext-maint/wireshark/tags/1.2.1-2/debian/README.Debian




Added tag(s) wontfix. Request was from Bálint Réczey <balint@balintreczey.hu> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Tue, 01 Sep 2009 13:00:06 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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