Trying to use Wireshark on Lenny
For a course that I am doing I need to run Wireshark on Lenny. The Lenny
Wireshark package does not run, either on this occasion or previously.
By "does not run" I mean that I can open it up, but I have found nothing that
I can persuade it to do. It just sits there.
On the previous occasion I solved the problem by running Wireshark on Squeeze
on my test-bed machine. This time I am having to run both Wireshark and
Virtual Box on the same machine, and with a lot of memory (by my standards).
I have not got the possibility of running Squeeze or Wheezy on a machine with
enough grunt to run Virtual box with a gig or more of RAM, which is not
running Lenny. None of my machines could happily spare 1GB RAM, only one has
that much memory installed, and as of now it is not possible to use that one
to run Squeeze.
So I am trying - and failing - to install the tar-ball. I have tried
Wireshark 1.7.0 tar-ball and Wireshark 1.6.4, with identical results.
It seems to me to be identifying what build I am running. But I have followed
instructions, downloaded the scripts it asks for, made them executable and
moved them into my PATH. But I still get exactly the same result when I run
configure. (See below.)
I am getting desperate. I need to run Wireshark and Virtual Box on Lenny.
Can anyone advise me how?
checking build system type... ./config.guess: unable to guess system type
This script, last modified 2009-06-10, has failed to recognize
the operating system you are using. It is advised that you
download the most up to date version of the config scripts from
If the version you run (./config.guess) is already up to date, please
send the following data and any information you think might be
pertinent to <firstname.lastname@example.org> in order to provide the needed
information to handle your system.
config.guess timestamp = 2009-06-10
uname -m = i686
uname -r = 2.6.32-bpo.5-686
uname -s = Linux
uname -v = #1 SMP Mon Jul 25 21:10:31 UTC 2011
/usr/bin/uname -p =
/bin/uname -X =
/usr/bin/arch -k =
UNAME_MACHINE = i686
UNAME_RELEASE = 2.6.32-bpo.5-686
UNAME_SYSTEM = Linux
UNAME_VERSION = #1 SMP Mon Jul 25 21:10:31 UTC 2011
configure: error: cannot guess build type; you must specify one