Effect of Wireshark 2.0 using QT libraries instead of GTK

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at macports.org
Sun Jun 28 19:25:50 PDT 2015

On Jun 28, 2015, at 7:05 PM, Mihai Moldovan wrote:
> On 27.06.2015 11:02 PM, Kok-Yong Tan wrote:
>> It seems upon cursory investigation to run natively using Apple's Aqua windowing system.
> This is true for qt4-mac and qt5-mac, yes. These ports are using the Cocoa
> interface and don't need X11.
> However, there's also at least qt4-x11, so NOT using X11 is not mandatory.
> Depends on the user's choice.

As far as I know, qt4-x11 hasn't been buildable for many years; there are multiple open tickets. The port should be removed.

>> If so, since it runs natively in Aqua, will there be a MacPorts version of it?
> No! Because the wireshark port already has a "qt" variant! For switching between
> gtk2, gtk3 and Qt, you'll need to deactivate the current wireshark port (sudo
> port deactivate wireshark)

You don't need to do this manually; MacPorts will do it automatically.

> and install with the correct variant set. For the Qt
> interface:
> sudo port -v install wireshark +qt
> Thus, the wireshark port is already good to go.

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