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Hello Linux Geeksters. As you already know, Wireshark is an protocol analyzer software. It is very good for monitorizing the network traffic. The latest version available is Wireshark 1.11.4, which is still under development (starting with Wireshark 1.11.0, the app was rewritten by using the Qt libraries). In order to avoid breaking your system, do not install it on production machines.
In this article I will show you how to install Wireshark 1.11.4 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Elementary OS 0.3 Isis, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Pinguy OS 14.04, Pinguy OS 12.04 and LXLE 14.04.
Because it is available via PPA, installing Wireshark 1.11.4 on the listed Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Pinguy OS, LXLE and Elementary OS systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the wireshark package. Like this:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dreibh/ppa
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install wireshark
Optional, to remove wireshark, do:
$ sudo apt-get remove wireshark