Bug#968484: wireshark hard-wired to libsystemd0?

Thorsten Glaser t.glaser at tarent.de
Mon Dec 14 22:33:19 GMT 2020

On Mon, 14 Dec 2020, Cristian Ionescu-Idbohrn wrote:

> > It doesn't depend on the init, but it links against the library to
> > parse the journal files,
> I have no journal files on my system (yet).  So, that dependency is
> total nonsense to me.

Not on your system but in the packet stream it analyses.
AIUI when capturing data traffic, wireshark can inspect
the traffic if it is structured data, and for this it
needs interpreters for the various formats, and I think
it just reuses the libsystemd0 one for network logging.

> are more intelligent ways to handle that.  After all, wireshark is a
> network traffic sniffer, AFAICT, and should _not_ impose journal file
> parsing on its users.

See above.

15:41⎜<Lo-lan-do:#fusionforge> Somebody write a testsuite for helloworld :-)

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