How to Install Wireshark on CentOS 6.3

Wireshark is a free and open-source network packet analyzer that will help to capture network packets and tries to display that packet data as detailed as possible. This post will covers the quick step to install wireshark on linux CentOS 6.3.

[root@centos63 ~]# yum install wireshark -y
[root@centos63 ~]# yum install wireshark -y
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 * base:
 * extras:
 * updates:
CentOS6.3-Repository                                                         | 4.0 kB     00:00 ...
base                                                                         | 3.7 kB     00:00
extras                                                                       | 3.0 kB     00:00
updates                                                                      | 3.5 kB     00:00
Setting up Install Process
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package wireshark.i686 0:1.2.15-2.el6_2.1 will be installed
--> Processing Dependency: for package: wireshark-1.2.15-2.el6_2.1.i686
--> Processing Dependency: for package: wireshark-1.2.15-2.el6_2.1.i686
--> Processing Dependency: for package: wireshark-1.2.15-2.el6_2.1.i686
--> Processing Dependency: for package: wireshark-1.2.15-2.el6_2.1.i686
--> Running transaction check
---> Package gnutls.i686 0:2.8.5-4.el6_2.2 will be installed
--> Processing Dependency: for package: gnutls-2.8.5-4.el6_2.2.i686
--> Processing Dependency: for package: gnutls-2.8.5-4.el6_2.2.i686
---> Package libpcap.i686 14:1.0.0-6.20091201git117cb5.el6 will be installed
---> Package libsmi.i686 0:0.4.8-4.el6 will be installed
--> Running transaction check
---> Package libtasn1.i686 0:2.3-3.el6_2.1 will be installed
--> Finished Dependency Resolution

Dependencies Resolved

 Package         Arch       Version                                Repository                  Size
 wireshark       i686       1.2.15-2.el6_2.1                       CentOS6.3-Repository       9.9 M
Installing for dependencies:
 gnutls          i686       2.8.5-4.el6_2.2                        CentOS6.3-Repository       336 k
 libpcap         i686       14:1.0.0-6.20091201git117cb5.el6       CentOS6.3-Repository       125 k
 libsmi          i686       0.4.8-4.el6                            CentOS6.3-Repository       2.4 M
 libtasn1        i686       2.3-3.el6_2.1                          CentOS6.3-Repository       239 k

Transaction Summary
Install       5 Package(s)

Total download size: 13 M
Installed size: 64 M
Downloading Packages:
Setting up and reading Presto delta metadata
Processing delta metadata
Package(s) data still to download: 13 M
Total                                                                12 MB/s |  13 MB     00:01
Running rpm_check_debug
Running Transaction Test
Transaction Test Succeeded
Running Transaction
  Installing : libtasn1-2.3-3.el6_2.1.i686                                                      1/5
  Installing : gnutls-2.8.5-4.el6_2.2.i686                                                      2/5
  Installing : libsmi-0.4.8-4.el6.i686                                                          3/5
  Installing : 14:libpcap-1.0.0-6.20091201git117cb5.el6.i686                                    4/5
  Installing : wireshark-1.2.15-2.el6_2.1.i686                                                  5/5
  Verifying  : 14:libpcap-1.0.0-6.20091201git117cb5.el6.i686                                    1/5
  Verifying  : libsmi-0.4.8-4.el6.i686                                                          2/5
  Verifying  : gnutls-2.8.5-4.el6_2.2.i686                                                      3/5
  Verifying  : libtasn1-2.3-3.el6_2.1.i686                                                      4/5
  Verifying  : wireshark-1.2.15-2.el6_2.1.i686                                                  5/5

  wireshark.i686 0:1.2.15-2.el6_2.1

Dependency Installed:
  gnutls.i686 0:2.8.5-4.el6_2.2            libpcap.i686 14:1.0.0-6.20091201git117cb5.el6
  libsmi.i686 0:0.4.8-4.el6                libtasn1.i686 0:2.3-3.el6_2.1


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  • Mathiau

    Okay, so then what once it is installed?