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How to install Wireshark on Linux

Wireshark is a free and open source packet analysis tool for Linux and other platforms. It is used for network packet analysis in troubleshooting, development, and security. Wireshark is compatible with almost every operating system, including Ubuntu, Debian, Arch Linux, Fedora, OpenSUSE, and even Flatpak.

How to install Wireshark on Ubuntu & LinuxMint

On Ubuntu & LinuxMint, the best way to use Wireshark is to enable a third-party PPA. The reason is that the PPA will offer faster updates, which the Ubuntu operating system cannot provide.

To enable the third-party PPA, go to the terminal and use the add-apt-repository command   .

To install run the commands below:

Step 1:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:wireshark-dev/stable

Step 2:

$ sudo apt-get update

Step 3:

$ sudo apt-get install wireshark

To remove run the following commands:

$ sudo apt-get remove wireshark

How to install Wireshark on DEBIAN

There are Wireshark packages available for Debian users ready to install in the ” Debian Main ” software repository . 

To get it to work on your system, use the Apt-get command   below in a terminal window.

sudo apt-get install wireshark

Note that the Wireshark packages available to Debian users are totally out of date. The reason the program is out of date is because Debian Linux offers software updates and new features at a much slower rate compared to other operating systems.

If you’re not happy that the Wireshark release on Debian Linux isn’t very new, you can enable Debian Backports for newer versions.

Install Wireshark Arch Linux

Both the command line and the Qt version of Wireshark are available to Arch Linux users in the ” Community ” software repository . 

Install the latest version of Wireshark.

pacman -S wireshark-qt


pacman -S wireshark-cli

Install Wireshark FEDORA

s of now, the Wireshark application is ready to use on Fedora Linux, thanks to its inclusion in the “ Fedora i386 ” and “ Fedora x86_64 ” software repository . To get it working on your system, launch a terminal window and use the DNF  package manager   to load it.

sudo dnf install wireshark

Last Updated on January 2, 2024 by admin

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