Is there a way to get the previous version of any package?

Kok-Yong Tan ktan at
Tue Mar 23 22:56:16 PDT 2010

On Mar 24, 2010, at 01:48, Ryan Schmidt wrote:

> On Mar 24, 2010, at 00:04, Kok-Yong Tan wrote:
>> I'm experiencing an issue with zlib where it won't read any  
>> previously saved files that a previous version of wireshark used  
>> to read without problems.  What is odd is that while the latest  
>> version of wireshark (1.2.6) compiles and runs fine under X11, it  
>> only reads the first couple of dozen packets of a live capture off  
>> the wire and then seems to stop capturing (the window doesn't  
>> continue to scroll upwards with fresh packets like it used to  
>> do).  Then when I explicitly stop the capture by clicking on the  
>> "Stop Capture" button, I get the following error:
>> The capture file appears to be damaged or corrupt (pcap: File has  
>> 4294901760-byte packet, bigger than maximum of 65535)
>> which is odd considering I didn't ask it to save anything and just  
>> stop the capture, leaving what it's captured in the buffer to be  
>> trashed when I quit out of wireshark.  Someone on the wireshark  
>> mailing list thinks that it could be due to changes in zlib 1.2.4  
>> that wasn't there in zlib 1.2.3.  As such, I'm trying to uninstall  
>> zlib 1.2.4 and recompile wireshark 1.2.6 with version 1.2.3 of the  
>> zlib package just to see if he's right.
>> The details are as follows:
>> 1.  Xcode 2.5 installed
>> 2.  MacOS 10.4.11
>> 3.  Dual 2GHz G5 tower
>> I unfortunately wiped the whole MacPorts tree to start afresh  
>> (i.e., I removed the entire /opt/local/* subtree) and I know for  
>> sure that wireshark had no issues reading nor live capturing until  
>> I did so.  Duh.  Live and learn...
> I experienced the same wireshark problem today (on Snow Leopard),  
> and learned that zlib 1.2.4 was the problem from your thread on the  
> wireshark list:
> Yes, you can go back to zlib 1.2.3; doing so fixed the problem for  
> me. Just follow the instructions in the how-to:

Thanks, Ryan.  I was searching for that page but couldn't find it in  
the Guide page and going slowly nutso in the interim.  ;-)
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