Bug 434981 - Wireshark doesn't start - undefined symbol: plugin_list
Wireshark doesn't start - undefined symbol: plugin_list
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: wireshark (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Radek Vokal
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-02-26 12:45 EST by David Mueller
Modified: 2008-04-01 19:28 EDT (History)
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Description David Mueller 2008-02-26 12:45:50 EST
Description of problem:

Wireshark doesn't launch.  When started from the Gnome menu, nothing happens
after entering the root password.  When run from the command line I get the
following error:

# wireshark
wireshark: symbol lookup error: wireshark: undefined symbol: plugin_list

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. $ su
2. # wireshark
Actual results:

wireshark: symbol lookup error: wireshark: undefined symbol: plugin_list

Expected results:

Wireshark application should run.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Radek Vokal 2008-02-26 13:34:23 EST
Very strange, I can't reproduce that on my system. Try to remove ~/.wireshark.
Also have you ever installed wireshark directly from tarball? 
Comment 2 David Mueller 2008-02-26 15:29:17 EST
I tried removing /root/.wireshark and it still gives me the error.  I have built
wireshark (version 0.99.3a) from source but not installed it (I ran configure
and make, but not make install), and it runs fine from the build directory.

I am using the i386 PAE kernel ( on a MacBook Pro, in case
that makes a difference.
Comment 3 David Mueller 2008-04-01 19:28:55 EDT
Figured out that this was a conflict with some custom code based on Wireshark,
removed that and the Wireshark package works normally.  Marking NOTABUG.

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