Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 488023
Update to 1.0.0 for bt and usb sniffing capability
Last modified: 2009-07-24 06:27:13 EDT
Description of problem:
> The Bluetooth stack is partially implemented and Wireshark can
> dissect several of the layers and protocols of the stack.
> There is a libpcap format defined for Bluetooth frames, and
> support in libpcap 1.0.0 and later for capturing on Bluetooth
> devices in Linux; Wireshark, if linked with that version of libpcap,
> is able to capture on Bluetooth devices. (In Linux distributions
> that come with pre-1.0.0 versions of libpcap, libpcap doesn't support
> capturing on Bluetooth devices, so you would have to get libpcap 1.0.0
> or later from tcpdump.org, install it, and build Wireshark with that
> version of libpcap in order to capture on Bluetooth devices.
> As of 2009-01-27, Gentoo Linux has libpcap with Bluetooth support in
> its mainline repository (portage).) Wireshark can also read captures
> in that format.
So, in order to sniff bt, we need this. It's very useful when
developing mobile phone syncing tools, which in other hand is
major problem in OSS desktop software these days.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
I'm waiting for 1.0.1, because there are some regressions in 1.0.0.
Maybe we could update to a git snapshot.
Yeah, if that doesn't cause any trouble. tcpdump folks don't hang in freenode?
This will require rebuild of ~80 packages. I'm afraid it's too late for F11, the beta freeze is just in few days.
How did you come up with 80 pkgs? My desktop has only ppp that directly --requires it and if the requirement is something non-linking, is there really incompatibilities in such update?
> 2009-05-26 Fedora 11 Final Release
would mean that rawhide opens next time at July.
yum-utils package has repoquery tool.
$ repoquery --repoid=rawhide --whatrequires 'libpcap.so.0.9()(64bit)' | wc -l
Yeah. Have to reinvent the wheel and package it locally.
libpcap in rawhide was updated to libpcap-1.0.0-1.20090716git6de2de.fc12.