Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 834654
Wireshark searches for dumpcap, etc in PATH which may not contain sbin.
Last modified: 2012-06-25 11:36:05 EDT
Description of problem:
Upon starting wireshark as a regular user (belonging to the wireshark group), wireshark does not work.
A dialog saying:
Couldn't run /usr/bin/dumpcap in child process: No such file or directory
And then no capture is possible.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run wireshark
The dumpcap dialog appears
Live capture is impossible
No error messages.
Live capture should be possible
It looks like adding /usr/sbin to one's PATH makes wireshark happy.
/usr/sbin has been in default PATH of all users for quite long time, see /etc/profile. What shell do you use?
I'm using zsh but with heavy customizations.
I wasn't aware that sbin is now in the default path.
Sorry for the noise.