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Re: Q re networking, might need guru

On Thu, 2006-05-18 at 09:58, Gene Heskett wrote:
> >>>
> >>>> And I did have yumex search for etherape, but it came up empty.  I 
> >>>> needed a network analyzer that worked, and now I have nothing but 
> >>>> tcpdump and tethereal, neither of which shows me what I need to know.
> >>> tethereal?  If you 'yum install ethereal-gnome' you should get
> >>> the GUI ethereal which is pretty nice to use.  Give it an
> >>> expression like you would with tcpdump to limit the capture
> >>> to what you want to see.  Or you can use tcpdump -w and
> >>> an appropriate -s snaplength to capture to a file, then
> >>> analyze it with ethereal, even on a different machine.
> >> Tell that to the packagers. I'd first had 'yum install ethereal', but 
> >> that  didn't get me ethereal,it got me tethereal for some unknown 
> >> reason.  tethereal looks like tcpdump as near as I can tell. AFAIKS this 
> >> whole networking thing is pretty badly fubar, it took me about 10 days 
> >> just to make my broadcom radio work.
> >>
> >> So where can I find an rpm of etherape that will run on FC5?
> > 
> > Did you try 'yum install ethereal-gnome'?  After that, it should
> > show up in the applications/internet menu or you can start it
> > with the 'ethereal' command. 
> > 
> Yes I did that, but I'm running kde Les, and have to start it from the 
> cli.  It didn't work, I presume its too gnome-centric so I removed it, 
> and now etherape, another GTK+ app, cannot be made to work.

You have something even worse wrong.  I see ethereal in the 
internet menu in a KDE session and it also works fine started
from the command line in a Konsole window.  There is nothing about
running kde that breaks gtk/gnome apps.

> If this 
> yumex update ever gets done, its been working on it for 4 hours now, 
> I'll reboot to 2118_FC5  and see if that does any good.  That will bring 
> in a new compiler version & maybe a 3rd rebuild will restore etherape. 
>   We'll bow to the east & all that if it does.

It's always a good idea to do frequent 'yum update's, but I'm
guessing you clobbered a system library yourself.  I'd fix that
before going much farther with trying to debug an application.

  Les Mikesell
   lesmikesell gmail com

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