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

Kok-Yong Tan ktan at
Tue Mar 23 23:05:42 PDT 2010

On Mar 24, 2010, at 01:56, Kok-Yong Tan wrote:

> 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.  ;-)

Forgot to ask:  Which rev of 1.2.3 did you use to restore wireshark  
to functionality?  Since I wiped MacPorts by deleting the /opt/local  
tree, I've now to got to manually pull out the correct rev.
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