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Hello Linux Geeksters. As you already know, Wireshark is an open-source protocol analyzer software, very used for monitoring the network traffic.
The latest version available is Wireshark 1.12.1, which has been recently released, coming with updated support for the following protocols: 6LoWPAN, A21, ACR122, Art-Net, AX.25, BGP, BTLE, CAPWAP, DIAMETER, DICOM, DVB-CI, Ethernet OAM, HIP, HiSLIP, HTTP2, IEEE 802.11, MAUSB, MEGACO, MIPv6, MP2T, Netflow, NTP, openSAFETY, OSI, RDM, RPKI RTR, RTSP, SES, SIP, TLS, and Token Ring MAC and a lot of bug-fixes. For more information about this changes, see the release notes.
In this article I will show you how to install Wireshark 1.12.1 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0 and other Ubuntu derivative systems.
Because it is available via PPA, installing Wireshark 1.12.1 on Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 and derivative 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:n-muench/programs-ppa
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install wireshark
Optional, to remove wireshark, do:
$ sudo apt-get remove wireshark