wireshark fails to start

Kok-Yong Tan ktan at realityartisans.com
Mon Aug 6 16:52:35 PDT 2012

Like Myron, I finally built xorg-server (along with wireshark) from 
scratch using gcc-4.2 instead of gcc-4.0 by totally dumping /opt with 
"sudo rm -rf /opt" and reinstalling from .dmg.  Now, wireshark 1.8 now 
works without X11 kicking its legs out from under it (i.e., X11 used to 
crash, taking wireshark along with it).  But starting up wireshark 
requires a very klunky workflow:

I now have to start Terminal, then do a "sudo xinit" and then when an 
xterm window starts up in the top left of my screen, enter "wireshark" 
to start up wireshark.   So, it appears that my original problem with 
wireshark and X11 was because I was using the X11 that Apple provided 
and it somehow clashed with the new version 1.8 of wireshark.

I used to have a nice Finder-based app shell named "Wireshark.app" which 
allowed me to hide a script within it that basically issued this command:

/usr/bin/open -a /Applications/Utilities/X11.app /opt/local/bin/wireshark

And double-clicking on Wireshark.app in Finder would start wireshark 
within the X11 located in /Applications/Utilities.  I can't seem to swap 
it out with this:

/usr/bin/open -a /Applications/MacPorts/X11.app /opt/local/bin/wireshark

Any pointers?

On 7/18/12 09:51, myron wrote:
> I installed the xorg-server and now wireshark works fine. Thanks for 
> your help.
> --myron
> =================================
> Myron Kowalski
> MoCoSIN Network/Systems Administrator
> Moravian College
> myron at moravian.edu <mailto:myron at moravian.edu>
> (610) 861-1441
> On Jul 17, 2012, at 1:46 PM, Jeremy Huddleston Sequoia wrote:
>> Ok, now that someone has provided a crash report...
>> This smells like https://trac.macports.org/ticket/30927 to me. 
>>  Update your version of XQuartz, or use the xorg-server port.
>> --Jeremy
>> On Jul 17, 2012, at 8:03 AM, Brandon Allbery <allbery.b at gmail.com 
>> <mailto:allbery.b at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>> On Tue, Jul 17, 2012 at 9:20 AM, myron <kowalskM at cs.moravian.edu 
>>> <mailto:kowalskM at cs.moravian.edu>> wrote:
>>>> I had been following a thread about wireshark the other day and 
>>>> decided to
>>>> start up my wireshark which I had
>>>> just upgraded. I hadn't used it for a few months, and it was 
>>>> working then.
>>>> Now I'm getting a similar problem as the
>>>> other poster. I didn't get what his solution was.
>>>> I start in an X11 window. An empty gray box appears and then everything
>>>> crashes. Here's what in problem report that
>>>> comes up.
>>> For what it's worth, I am still not seeing this --- but I'm using 
>>> XQuartz,
>>> not stock (Lion) X11.app.  I *did* see one oddity, though:  it didn't
>>> display its splash screen or open its main window until I explicitly
>>> switched focus to XQuartz.  It seemed to be "hung" before I did that.
>>> -- 
>>> brandon s allbery allbery.b at gmail.com <mailto:allbery.b at gmail.com>
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