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Re: [Wireshark-dev] Building pruned-down version of tshark

From: Stephen Fisher <steve_at_nospam>
Date: Tue Oct 26 2010 - 15:26:20 GMT
To: Developer support list for Wireshark <wireshark-dev@wireshark.org>

On Mon, Oct 25, 2010 at 11:45:29AM -0700, Tharaneedharan Vilwanathan wrote:

> I am porting wireshark to an embedded platform. I managed to
> cross-compile wireshark (tshark, mainly) and run it on the 32-bit
> PowerPC target. However, the executables and shared libraries take
> about 80MB. Please see the file sizes below:

Do you need the ability to run tshark (which analyzes the packets) on
the embedded platform or just capture packets? Wireshark comes with
dumpcap, which can do the capture portion without any analysis, which
can then be moved to a general purpose computer for analysis.

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