Bug 1259623 - Build with lua support by default [NEEDINFO]
Build with lua support by default
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: wireshark (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Peter Hatina
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: FutureFeature, Reopened
: 1230286 1255553 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2015-09-03 04:27 EDT by Denis Leroy
Modified: 2017-04-24 08:54 EDT (History)
9 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: wireshark-2.2.6-2.fc27
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Last Closed: 2017-04-24 08:54:04 EDT
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jpokorny: needinfo? (phatina)

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Fixed --with_lua for compat-lua (3.35 KB, patch)
2015-09-03 04:27 EDT, Denis Leroy
no flags Details | Diff
Spec patch for 1.12.7 and compat-lua deps (1.41 KB, patch)
2015-09-03 04:31 EDT, Denis Leroy
no flags Details | Diff
Spec patch for 2.2.5 and compat-lua deps (554 bytes, patch)
2017-04-21 04:02 EDT, Denis Leroy
no flags Details | Diff

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Description Denis Leroy 2015-09-03 04:27:30 EDT
Created attachment 1069651 [details]
Fixed --with_lua for compat-lua

Two things here:

1. wireshark should really be compiled with lua support by default. The lua lib is tiny (< 100k rpm) so the dependency pull is not an issue here. Many many wireshark plugins are written in lua, hence this support is quite important.

2. Fedora 22 ships with lua 5.3 while wireshark only supports lua <= 5.2. I'm attaching a patch to fix the compilation to use the compat-lua package. The patch is horrible, because of the problematic way lua is packaged on Fedora (not at all done with compat packages in mind). Note the patch was made for wireshark 1.12.7.

Also, if you're interested in having a co-maintainer for this package, let me know.
Comment 1 Denis Leroy 2015-09-03 04:31:16 EDT
Created attachment 1069652 [details]
Spec patch for 1.12.7 and compat-lua deps
Comment 2 Jan Pokorný 2016-04-07 16:06:22 EDT
+1 to enable Lua support

I am in the process of packaging booth for Fedora ([bug 1314865])
and the upstream provides a Lua-based dissector:
Comment 4 Fedora End Of Life 2016-07-19 15:56:10 EDT
Fedora 22 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2016-07-19. Fedora 22 is
no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further
security or bug fix updates. As a result we are closing this bug.

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Comment 5 Peter Lemenkov 2016-12-07 10:26:00 EST
*** Bug 1230286 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 6 Peter Lemenkov 2016-12-07 10:26:09 EST
*** Bug 1255553 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 7 Denis Leroy 2017-04-21 04:02 EDT
Created attachment 1273218 [details]
Spec patch for 2.2.5 and compat-lua deps

Updated spec for wireshark 2.2.5. No longer need to patch the source, latest wireshark versions auto-detects lua-5.1 correctly.

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