Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 65217
ethereal is not part of package ethereal 0.9.3.3
Last modified: 2015-03-04 20:10:44 EST
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Description of problem:
In the pacakage description of ethereal-0.9.3-3 RPM for i386
the GUI called ethereal is described as "provided" which means, if you install
the package you can use the programm ethereal. But the program ethereal IS NOT
provided by this package. The only content of
this pacakage are the basics for ethereal and the TEXT BASED tethereal. The GUI
called ethereal is not contained, but it is separately packaged called ethereal-
gnome-0.9.3-3. Unfortunately KDE 3.0 useres like me cannot take advantage of
this package because it needs an installed g-nome windowmanager.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. rpm -i ethereal-0.9.3-3
2. try to start ethereal by the command "ethereal"
Actual Results: Redhat says:
bash: ethereal: command not found
Expected Results: If an X-server - especially KDE - is running the ethereal
I compiled the 9.3.3 sources on my machine and it is running, but you really
should change the package so that KDE users can also take advantage of this
useful network sniffer AND IT'S GUI.
I've already discussed this issue on the ethereal-board:
The name of the GUI package will change, but the separation will still persits
for the simple reason as many server setups will not want any GUI components
installed and therefore only want the tethereal app.
But renaming the GUI component has been discussed here on bugzilla as well and
will be done for the next version.
Read ya, Phil