The sources contain several documentation files. It’s a good idea to read these files first. After obtaining the sources, tools and libraries, the first place to look at is doc/README.developer. Inside you will find the latest information for Wireshark development for all supported platforms.
|Build Wireshark before changing anything|
It is a very good idea to first test your complete build environment (including running and debugging Wireshark) before making any changes to the source code (unless otherwise noted).
Building Wireshark for the first time depends on your platform.
autogen.sh script at the top-level wireshark directory to configure
your build directory.
$ ./autogen.sh $ ./configure $ make
If you need to build with a non-standard configuration, you can run
$ ./configure --help
to see what options you have.
Follow the build procedure in Section 2.2.12, “Build Wireshark” to build Wireshark.
After the build process has successfully finished, you should find a
Wireshark.exe and some other files in the