Ubuntu – How to install Wireshark


I am new to Linux and have a need to install Wireshark 2.0.0 on VirtualBox's Xubuntu 14.04.
I have already downloaded .tar.gz package and extracted it. Then I opened terminal in the wireshark folder and type /.configure with intention to follow it by make and sudo make install executions but the attempt as unsuccessful as sudo apt-get install wireshark.
Could somebody help me how to install Wireshark step by step, please?

Best Answer

Step 1: Add the stable official PPA. To do this, go to terminal by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T and run:

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

Step 2: Update the repository:

sudo apt-get update

Step 3: Install wireshark 2.0:

sudo apt-get install wireshark

Step 4: Run wireshark:

sudo wireshark

If you get a error couldn't run /usr/bin/dumpcap in child process: Permission Denied. go to the terminal again and run:

sudo dpkg-reconfigure wireshark-common

Say YES to the message box. This adds a wireshark group. Then add user to the group by typing

sudo adduser $USER wireshark

Then restart your machine and open wireshark. It works. Good Luck.

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