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I've installed Wireshark(.org) using Homebrew.

brew install wireshark

at the end the script says

==> ./configure --prefix=/usr/local/Cellar/wireshark/1.2.7 --disable-dependency-tracking --disable-wireshark
==> make
==> make install
==> Caveats
We don't build the X11 enabled GUI by default
==> Summary
/usr/local/Cellar/wireshark/1.2.7: 167 files, 50M, built in 5.4 minutes

I'm not able to find the 'wireshark' GUI.
Any idea of how to build it?

Thanks

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$ brew options wireshark

Shows you options for wireshark, which lists --with-qt. QT is the GUI toolkit that Wireshark uses since 1.10. Thus, install wireshark using the following command:

$ brew install wireshark --with-qt
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Note that beginning with Wireshark 1.10.0 QT is used instead of GTK. So you can use the option --with-qt –  hanxue Oct 21 '13 at 15:00
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brew reinstall wireshark --with-qt –  Louis May 17 at 12:56
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The new approach is to use brew install wireshark --with-qt.

The --with-x option no longer works.

More details on the switch to QT: https://blog.wireshark.org/2013/10/switching-to-qt/

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Well, the system did warn you that it wouldn't install the X11 GUI. So maybe there is an option in the configuration phase that enables it? You'd need a whole extra set of stuff to run X11.

At http://www.wireshark.org/download.html there is a binary downstaller you could use...

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Thanks for your response. I've X11, I just don't understand what I'm missing. I should build wireshark gui in some way I suppose... no mention of how to do it with homebrew. this is the script 'github.com/mxcl/homebrew/blob/master/Library/Formula/…; sorry I'm newbie –  miku8 May 29 '10 at 14:58
    
Do it without the --disable-wireshark in the script. So edit the script... Maybe you'll get a problem with dependencies as well, so you could remove the --disable-dependency-tracking as well, but then of course you could get errors as well.... You do know that at the wireshark site there is a complete binary build of wireshark, installer and all ? That's a lot easier. –  Henno May 29 '10 at 17:53
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You appear to have disabled the building of the GUI with the --disable-wireshark option to the configure script .

You need to clean up from the previous build, run configure without the --disable-wireshark and then rebuild.

Unfortunately I can't help you do this on your OS as I have no knowledge of it.

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There is a Mac .dmg app installer from the http://www.wireshark.org website. You must wait a while for it to start X11. It will seem as though it is not working, but the app is just very slow.

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