Wireshark, Qt5 and El Capitan

Chris Jones jonesc at hep.phy.cam.ac.uk
Sun Apr 21 03:08:23 UTC 2019

> On 20 Apr 2019, at 11:30 pm, Greg Earle <earle at isolar.dyndns.org> wrote:
> I've got a Mac mini running El Capitan 10.11.6.  I've held the OS back because I have a FireWire audio interface on it and FireWire is deprecated in more recent OSes.

Depreciated perhaps, but far from not working. I have a 2011 mac mini myself, with an external firewire drive, snd its running 10.13, the latest OS it can have, just fine. So this is not a reason to avoid updating.

> I am having a problem with my Blu-ray player not recognizing NFS shares on the same Mac mini.  I went to install Wireshark to debug the NFS traffic but it won't install because the current "qt5-qtbase" port is only for Sierra or newer:
> --
> Mac-mini:~ admin$ sudo port install qt5-qtbase
> --->  Computing dependencies for qt5-qtbase
> --->  Fetching distfiles for qt5-qtbase
> Error: qt5-qtbase requires macOS 10.12 or later
> Error: Failed to fetch qt5-qtbase: incompatible OS version
> Error: See /opt/local/var/macports/logs/_private_opt_local_var_macports_sources_rsync.macports.org_macports_release_tarballs_ports_aqua_qt5/qt5-qtbase/main.log for details.
> Error: Follow https://guide.macports.org/#project.tickets to report a bug.
> Error: Processing of port qt5-qtbase failed
> --
> Is there any way to build/install an older Wireshark/Qt5 port combo that will still work on El Capitan?
> My impression of MacPorts has always been that you can only build/install whatever port happens to be installed after you last did a "port self update".  I can't really risk going to Sierra and have this audio interface stop working.  :-/
>        - Greg

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